So, if you’ve read my “Favorite Authors” section of my blog, you will know that Susan May Warren is one of my top favorite authors. I realized I went to post this review that I this is the first review of one of her books on my blog! Yikes!! As I thought about it, I realized that I started this blog during a time when I had read most of her books. And then I got behind. And if you read my blog much at all, you know I’m a stickler for reading my books in order. Well…I made an exception for this new novella. I really enjoy smokejumper stories and an opportunity presented itself to be an early reader on this one…so I took it. I’ll be honest and tell you, I really, really, really wish that I had read the others first. I can tell, from the story and the comments of other readers, that I there is more background to some of these characters in other stories. With that said, I’m very glad I read this one.
Light My Fire, is the first of Susan May Warren’s new novella collection, Summer of the Burning Sky. It is quick paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat as the suspense zigzags through the story – and the Alaska wilderness. The descriptions in this book had me feeling as if I were right there on that mountain in Alaska with them. Weaved amidst the suspense is a blossoming romance and some very real conversations that reveal the struggles of the characters with trusting God completely. Through a series of events the characters find themselves in unexpected places, facing unexpected danger. The characters, and readers, are reminded that we are never alone.
The Summer of the Burning Sky Trilogy is loosely connected to the Montana Fire Series. If you’re a stickler for reading your books in order – as I am – I recommend starting with Where There’s Smoke, the first Montana Fire book. If you’ve read any of Susan May Warren’s books, you already know you’re going to love this one. If you haven’t read any of hers yet, this is a great example of her consistently fantastic work. I’m very much looking forward to the next installment already…hurry up July!!