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rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5Storm FrontSeptember 27, 2018rkfallStorm Front is another book by Susan that is full of a great group of characters that just come alive a little more. I really liked seeing the people again, even though it's a book that can stand alone, and learning more about them and their struggles and how God was working in their lives. Tornadoes happen where I live, in fact, one touched down a mile from our house and stayed on the ground for 4 miles during the timing of the reading of this book. That made this book all the more intense.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fifth book in the Montana Rescue seriesAugust 28, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"God doesn't promise to keep the storms away, but he says he'll be with me through it. My faith won't protect me from the loss, but it will carry me and keep me from despair." (p 195)
What a tumultuous tempest of a read! The parallels between real storms and the internal ones the characters wrestle with made a huge impact. Strips away the false facades to reveal the truth in all it's raw and wonderful glory.
Ty and Brette's love story might just be my favourite of the series (and not just because it looks like they actually get their HEA!) I think it comes from the brokenness in Brette and the way Ty doesn't run from it. They reconnect after she's come through a horrible ordeal and she doesn't know if it's finally over. She's survived by building walls around herself and the idea of knocking them down and allowing herself to be vulnerable is beyond her comprehension. Even if it's Ty on the other side of the wall.
Brette's battle within herself is so moving. As Kacey tells her at one point: "You have to stop seeing yourself through the eyes of your disaster and start seeing the woman you've become." (p 150) But Brette is grieving the loss of the pre-disaster woman and can't see the beauty in the one looking her in the mirror.
And Ty...Hero qualities galore. He's not perfect and he puts his foot in his mouth more than once when he tries to breach that wall around Brette. But he's steadfast. Unmoving. A prayer warrior. "And his heart said that someday, Brette would stop running. And when she did, he'd be standing there, waiting." (p 145)
But, oh mercy, is there angst and fear and danger and confusion! And heart palpitating kisses!!! Fainting couches and chocolate will be a necessity for this read. And you might want to grab some baby aspirin for your heart -- just in case -- because another pair of characters gave me conniptions -- I was like "Seriously, we're here again? Have you two learned nothing the past oh...what three years or so? " I almost washed my hands of them for once and for all. But then he...and she...and they...and, sigh, I melted like butter on a hot griddle. Again.
So I've made it nearly to the end of Storm Front and think I might just exit with my heart intact and then the cliffhanger ending happens! Noooo, seriously, Susan May Warren, you're just going to leave it there? I'm in such a tizzy now. I'd be really steamed except book 6, Wait for Me comes out in November. Phew! I think I can hang on that long. Maybe. With some intensive bibliotherapy sessions to help me make it through the next few months.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5No One Left BehindJune 29, 2018GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Montana Rescue crew are at it again. The PEAK team reminds me of "once a Marine, always a Marine". They exhibit that same attitude toward anyone who has ever been a part of them, related to them, or loved by them. Their base of operations is a small town in Montana where they are involved in search and rescue in the nearby mountains. But when their team leader goes to Minnesota and turns up missing after a tornado, they head for Minnesota to search for him and bring him home. The intensity of the action tends to escalate when they learn that members of the local high school track team are missing as well. I loved the way the team, the local community, and volunteers from other places all came together to get the job done. I think Susan May Warren played on almost every emotion as she wrote this story. I felt anguish, pain, depression, desperation, love, excitement, exhilaration, devotion, and much more as I read. The way Ty shared with Brette about what God had done for him was a high point in the story. He did not go into a lengthy theological exhortation but simply shared what he knew to be true for himself. That is a huge life lesson for all believers in Jesus Christ. I look forward to the next book in the series with great anticipation.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Storm FrontJune 26, 2018Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5STORM FRONT is the fifth book in this ongoing adventure series Montana Rescue, which isn't limited to just Montana. This particular story is mostly set in Minnesota where the PEAK team is trying to find missing junior high and high school athletes who went missing in the tornado. Add to the fact that a PEAK team member has gone missing with the athletes. Of course they're going to get involved.
I started reading the story and discovered the Brette had had breast cancer - and I'm like Oh no. Not another breast cancer story. I just couldn't handle it. My daughter said, It's not that bad, Mom, and so I read and I related. Haven't I looked at my own scarred, ravaged body in the mirror, looking for something that says I am still me and not just a poor destroyed version of me.
Ty. Oh, I loved him from book one. He was quiet, caring, THERE, for everyone and everyone just seemed to look over him, through him and treated him as if he wasn't a valuable team member. I can relate to that too. I'm nobody. Who are you? You know? But Ty has hutches and maybe his hutches might be what saves the day--for someone. For Brette... for the missing students... for the hurting parents and spouses of the coaches... for the team who are still all fighting individual battles... He has to be the hero for someone.
Ms. Warren has been a long time favorite author of mine, I introduced my daughters to her books, I devour everything she has written. One of those authors, you know.
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JaMarieIndianapolis, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Storm FrontJune 8, 2018JaMarieIndianapolis, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I am loving this series. I feel as if I know the characters and I root for their happily ever after with each installment!