Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wild Montana Skies

GIVEAWAY

WARREN, SUSAN MAY
WILD MONTANA SKIES

The last thing Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Kacey Fairing needs upon returning home to Mercy Falls, Montana, is to run into her mistakes. After a devastating crash during her recent military tour in Afghanistan, she is emotionally broken but ready to start putting her life back together. She just wants to reconnect with her teenage daughter and spend the summer working as the new lead pilot of PEAK Rescue in Glacier National Park.

But her mistakes aren't so easily forgotten. Because Ben King is also back in town.

Country music star Ben King abandoned his past when he moved to Nashville thirteen years ago to start his career. He hoped to heal his broken heart, caused by losing the woman he loved. But when his father is injured. Ben is called home to help manage PEAK Rescue during his recovery. He doesn't realize his father has ulterior motives until his old flame, Kacey, walks into his house and back into his heart.

Now, with Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben will have to work together to save lives. But when secrets are uncovered and old hurts rise to the surface, will they walk away again? Or can they find a different ending to their country love song?

My Review:

"Let's not let our past determine whether God loves us or not. He does. And we'll never get it right without Him." (p 310)

My heart feels more than a little bruised and battered after reading Wild Montana Skies. And I don't think my blood pressure is back to normal yet. There are two characters in particular who caused it to spike into the danger zone. I do so love being righteously indignant on behalf of a hero and heroine.

Speaking of which....hero Ben...Be. Still. My. Heart. Cowboy crooning heart-throb with a tragic past? Count me in -- even though Kacey doesn't want anything to do with him. She may be a tough-as-nails war hero but there's an insecure little girl inside aching to be comforted. What a dynamic partnership...not that you can actually call it a partnership...more like wary enemies circling, waiting to see who is going to strike first.

So there's angst aplenty -- the kind that ties a reader's tummy in knots and induces teeth grinding. Which makes the romantical bits all the more swoonworthy and toe-curling. :-) Fainting couch a necessity for this read!

And, hallelujah, there is an exceptional faith thread that brings an added depth of hope and grace to an already incredible story. There were so many quotable quotes within the pages of Wild Montana Skies, that I wrote them on index cards to have as keepsakes. Reminders of how powerful my God really is. I couldn't resist sharing a couple within this review so you can see the richness this story offers. Major kudos to the publisher (Revell) and the author for not shying away from including inspirational content.

This is the first book in Warren's Montana Rescue series and I'm so excited to read the rest of the books. Hope the series is way more than the usual three. The author has introduced a team of search and rescue specialists that all need a chance to shine in their own story. Even though this isn't a family saga, it does remind me of Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series (without the suspense.) So if you are a Pettrey fan you'll definitely want to check out this adventure series.

"Instead of telling yourself you can't have a happy ending, why don't you let go of all your dreams -- and your fears -- and let God show you how it ends. He's the master of happy endings -- let him figure it out." (p.253)

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Wild Montana Skies please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 6 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

49 comments:

  1. OH my! OH my! What a book and what a review! Great job, Kav! I would love to read this one for sure!

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    1. It's sooooooo awesomely delicious!!!!! Good luck, Melanie.

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  2. Oh man, I want this one!! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes you do! LOL Good luck, Susan.

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  3. I'm finishing up the Christiansen series and I can say without a doubt that Susan May Warren is one of a short list of favorite contemporary Christian authors. I have not read a book by her that hasn't drawn me deep and stirred my heart and mind. I'm so excited for this new series!! tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You just summed her writing up beautifully. That's what I love about her books and I'm beyond excited about this series. I hope it goes on forever! Good luck, Terrill.

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  4. I think that was my favorite part of this story too, Kav, the strong spiritual faith-theme! SO many quotable quotes that spoke right to my heart. I CAN'T wait for the next one, I've heard a possibility of SIX books in this series...WOW! Thanks for the review, I love that you and I agree on a lot of similar things in a book :-)

    P.S. Obviously I'm not entering! :-)

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    1. Sqqqquuuealllll -- you just made my day! Week! The more the merrier, I say. And this is proof that you can have a really strong faith element evolve naturally -- no preaching here, but filled with truth. We might be considered reading twins, Trixi.

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  5. It is so easy to get hooked on a Susan May Warren series. I loved her Christiansen family books. I'm almost reluctant to get sucked into another long series, but this looks so good! Thanks for the chance to win Wild Montana Skies.

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    1. Oh, you won't be able to resist, Pam, I'm sure of it. Good luck!

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  6. I'd like to enter to win it, thanks
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  7. Susan is one of my favorite authors! I'd love to win this!
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's awesome, isn't she? Good luck, Kate.

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  8. The reviews for this book have been good and you certainly confirm this is a book I need to read. Love that it's the first book in a series. Thanks for the great review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's so awesome! Good luck, Pam.

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  9. Susan May Warren is such a versatile author! I am always so enamored by her books.
    Dianna

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    1. She always delivers, doesn't she? Good luck, Dianna.

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  10. Oh my goodness. That last quote! That is the story of my life right now! I've been so uncomfortable with how life is going lately. I needed the reminder to put it in God's hands. Thanks for sharing! ❤️
    mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. This is definitely the book for you, then, Karen. Good luck.

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  11. Oh my!! What a great cover and review!! It sounds like I need to add this to my TBR stack, maybe even put it on top. Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. I have never met a Susan May Warren book I didn't love! And I have always bought them -- never have won one. Wonder what that would feel like? Toss my name in that cowboy hat, pulleeeze!!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I know -- amazing author all the way round! Good luck, Diana.

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  13. Her books are great. TY
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  14. Susan May Warren never disappoints. teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  15. This will be another amazing new series. I look forward to it.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It is and I can't wait to read them all. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  16. Loved the prequel novella. Looking forward to reading this one.

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    1. I didn't know there was a prequel novella. Cool. Good luck, Mindy.

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  17. Fabulous review, Kav! I'm looking forward to this series.

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  18. Ooh, I would love the chance to win this! Thanks, Kav! :)

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  19. Great review! I am DESPERATE to read this book! I fell in love with Susan May Warren's books with the Christiansen Family series but I'm really hoping to read this new series because I am a born and raised and still live Montanan and I love books about my home state.

    Blessings!
    Jasmine
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    1. Oh yes -- this book is definitely for you. And it looks like it's going to be a nice lengthy series too. Woot! Good luck, Jasmine.

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  20. I love books about life in the West. lemonade050at hot mail dot com.. Think I would like reading this.

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    1. I think you would too. Good luck, abist niki.

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  21. Oooooo I LOVE books with awesome quotable lines I can keep on note cards! Can't wait to read this one.

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    1. Keep a writing pad close by when you read this then. Good luck, Lea.

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  22. this is a new to author also the book looks great thanks for the chance to win iamabho (@) Gmail (.) com

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  23. Love Susan May Warren! She really causes you to invest in her characters. Sounds great! Awesome review! Please include me! Thanks!!!
    kellyblackwellwrites(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- her characters become real people that I care about. Can't wait to read more of this series. Good luck, Kelly.

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  24. Nice cover. Good story. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Love Susan May Warren! Looking forward to this new series!
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