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?
"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.
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