Monday, February 13, 2017

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren

This is the Book Two in Susan May Warren’s Montana Rescue series. (Third book because of the prequel novella: Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful.) I recommend reading the earlier books first.

Here’s the summary:

When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him—not just on the job as liaison between the Mercy Falls sheriff’s department and PEAK Rescue, but in his private life. He’s the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father’s accidental death. And he’s the one—perhaps the only one—who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she’s nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding heart sister, Willow.

Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus on—namely, nabbing the job as youth pastor for her small-town church. Best thing for her to do is to purge Sam from her heart.

Neither can predict the events that will bring them together in a fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded, injured, and with the winter weather closing in, Sam and Willow will have to work together to save a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love.

And now, my review:

Lots of adventure in this one. Bears. Ice. Storms. Wilderness survival. I was hooked and invested. Susie’s storytelling style kept me returning because even after putting the book down, I could dive right back in. The story reads fast because of all the action.

The story follows two different couples as we watch two romances develop. The relationship between Sam and Willow, and a relationship between Pete and Jess. I liked this because both stories were engaging and offered more mirrors for the book’s overall theme.  
Some of the novel’s themes included: forgiveness, family relationships, trust, and definitely the theme of rescue, as the book’s title implies. Everyone needs rescue, even though to admit it means swallowing one’s pride. The author includes the salvation message in this story of hope. Her female characters are strong and capable, though we do have the heroic and romantic aspect of the heroes rushing in to protect them as the need arises.

Here is another enjoyable book by one of the strongest Christian fiction voices of our time. Loved it!

Highly recommended.