Tuesday, January 4, 2022

SUNRISE by Susan May Warren, Reviewed by Kim, Nicole, and Rebecca #ReleaseDay

Book One of the Sky King Ranch Series

"It's love breaking through."

"Sunrise" is many things. It's a really good book by a beloved author of numerous titles, it's also a dare to forgive, even when you understandably don't want to, it's most certainly a reminder that God's plans are often misunderstood just before His providence dawns crystal clear; perhaps best of all, it is a nudge to bask in the sunrise that illuminates even the darkest of skies, "love breaking through".

Obviously, these life lessons are clothed in flesh and blood. Meet Dodge Kingston, former Air Force hero with uncertain plans, coming back to a place he never expected to return; home. And Echo Yazzie, who stayed at home to homestead with her father while serving as a research guide in the wide open spaces near Anchorage, Alaska. She never expected to see Dodge Kingston again . . . or maybe somewhere deep down inside, a flame of hope remained that their paths might cross once again. And they did. Boy, did they ever.

Enjoy this reunion romance with all of its ups and downs, high points and pitfalls, promises and uncertainties. There's danger around just about every corner, on both land and sky, but the landing . . .  the landing is one that was always meant to be, for "what if we judged God by what didn't happen to us?".
*I received a copy of this book from the Baker Publishing Group through Interviews and Reviews. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.

Sunrise is the first story in Susan May Warren’s new series. This story has a little bit of everything! It’s full of adventure (there may be a grizzly or two!), suspense, lots of family drama, romance and a wonderfully cold setting that will have you shivering while reading.

Dodge and Echo’s story was very deep, layered and complicated with outside influences. I was rooting for them to talk things over and build their relationship back to where it was. I did feel like it took a bit too long for them to start working on their relationship and then the resolution seemed really quick. I wanted more page time with them in the first half.

The relationship between Dodge and his two brothers, who are triplets, is kind of messy (that’s actually an understatement!) and I can’t wait to see how their relationship heals as the series progresses!

There is a wonderful faith thread throughout this story about forgiveness and trusting God with His answers, which may be different than what we ask for or want. Lately, in Christian fiction, I feel like the faith thread has been either weak or nonexistent, so I really appreciated that there was a strong message in this story!

I’m looking forward to reading Ranger and Colt’s stories and seeing how the relationships between the triplets are mended.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is prevalent.


Get ready to meet the handsome Kingston brothers in Susan May Warren’s new Sky King Ranch series. These triplets are the younger brothers of Larke Kingston, who longtime readers may remember from the Summer of the Burning Sky series. This is the perfect time for anyone who has never read any of Susan May Warren’s books to jump right in with book one of this new series. Sunrise ends with unanswered questions that leave the readers eagerly anticipating book two of the series (Sunburst).

Everything I love about Susan May Warren’s books is evident in Sunrise…a strong, handsome hero with a military background, fast-paced action filled with danger, family drama, and a swoony romance. The publisher classifies it as contemporary romance, but it is so much more than your typical contemporary romance. Sunrise made my top 10 list of 2021 (since I was blessed with the opportunity to read an advanced copy prior to its release).

As readers follow the Kingston triplets throughout the series, it will be fun to see who they pick as their favorite Kingston brother. Sunrise is highly recommended for readers of action filled contemporary romance.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.

BackCover Blurb:
Coming home was never the plan

After a terrible family fight, pilot Dodge Kingston left home to join the Air Force. A decade later, he's headed back to the destiny that awaits him as heir to Sky King Ranch. But that's not all that's waiting for him at home.

Echo Yazzie is a true Alaskan woman--a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. After her childhood best friend and former flame, Dodge, fled Denali, she settled into life on the Alaskan range. She's made her peace with being left behind--by her mother and by Dodge. And she's strong enough to live without them.

When one of Echo's fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. What she doesn't know is that there are more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

As Dodge sets out to find Echo, he can't ignore the feelings he still has for her. But will he be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

Revell Books, January, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:
Buy SUNRISE at Amazon, Christianbook.com, or Baker Book House

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 85 novels with more than 1 million books sold, including the Global Search and Rescue and the Montana Rescue series, as well as Sunrise. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers' Choice Awards, Susan makes her home in Minnesota. Find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook @SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @SusanMayWarren.


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