The Way of the Brave (Global Search and Rescue Book #1)

The Way of the Brave (Global Search and Rescue Book #1)

by Susan May Warren

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Overview

Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He may be living alone in Alaska now, but the pain of his failure--and his injuries--has followed him there from Afghanistan. He has no desire to join Hamilton Jones's elite rescue team, but he also can't shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali.

Former CIA profiler and psychiatrist Jenny Calhoun's yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from the guilt that has sunk its claws into her. As a consultant during a top-secret mission to root out the Taliban, she green-lighted an operation that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she'll be forced to trust her life and the lives of her friends to the most dangerous of heroes--the man she nearly killed.

Her skills and his experience are exactly what's needed to prevent another tragedy--but in order to truly set Orion free from his painful past, Jenny will have to reveal hers. They'll have to put their wounds behind them to survive, but at what cost?

Leap into action with this high-octane, breakneck new series from bestselling author Susan May Warren.

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ISBN-13: 9781493421329
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Series: Global Search and Rescue , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 8,463
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of over 65 novels with more than 1 million books sold, including the Montana Rescue series. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers' Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. She makes her home in Minnesota. Find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at Susan May Warren Fiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

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The Way of the Brave 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous 14 days ago
When Warren decides to have her characters embark on a new type of adventure, both she and they are all in, and her new foray into the world of rock and ice climbing is no exception. She writes with such detail and description that you'll be right on the top of Mount Denali freezing and falling alongside her cast of fantastic characters. I will always recommend a Warren book--this series is no exception! I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher--all opinions are my own.
swissgranny 12 hours ago
I must admit I had to read this book wrapped in my heated throw and sitting in front of the fireplace. When it’s snowing outside and you’re reading a book about ice climbing on Denali in Alaska, things can feel pretty chilly! The Way of the Brave is the first book in Susan May Warren’s new series Global Search and Rescue. It’s action-packed from the start and doesn’t let up. I enjoyed meeting this new set of characters and learning more about them and their backgrounds. They each have their broken, hurting pasts which make them perfect candidates for Warren’s healing touch—although she has to shake them up a bit more before she’s done with them. Orion and Jenny are wonderful main characters, and there’s a stellar cast of supporting characters. I did have a bit of a problem understanding and visualizing the ice climbing jargon and equipment, as I’m not at all familiar with it. I also had a few moments of wondering why anyone would want to climb in the ice in far below zero degrees weather. Nevertheless, it’s a great story of forgiveness, healing, hope, faith, and trust. With Warren’s signature wit and humor, the banter between the characters had me chuckling several times. I’m looking forward to Jake’s story coming soon. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Revell through LibraryThing. All opinions are my own.
Homesteading 16 hours ago
Fans of Susan May Warren will certainly be wooed by majestic language, beautiful word pictures, and deep faith themes. If you aren’t familiar with climbing techniques and equipment, you might become overwhelmed with all the jargon. I know I sure did. Warren writes The Way of the Brave as if she has literally faced the mountain and all its treacherous terrain and wild weather and survived only by the grace of God. A major factor that kept me glued to the pages is how Warren builds connections between characters. She is one of the best when it comes to the intricacies of relationships. Orion and Jenny challenged and encouraged one another both physically and spiritually. In the darkest moments, when life and limb were literally on the line, they never gave up on God or each other and not only did their relationship strengthen but most important of all, their faith was rejuvenated. Characters Jake and Aria haven’t discovered God’s amazing grace yet so I am looking forward to that love story in book two, coming June 2020. I received a copy from the publisher. The opinions stated are entirely my own.
Teadrinker 23 hours ago
Are you looking for a book that is full of action-packed adventure? The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren is the first book in the Global Search and Rescue series and it is full of nail-biting, page-turning action. Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr joins Hamilton Jones and his buddy Jake in the search for three lost climbers on Denali in Alaska. Jenny Calhoun and her friends, Aria and Sasha, are headed up Denali for their annual mountain climbing excursion--when things don't go as planned. When things on Denali get out of control with the weather and the winds, the ladies find that they are in a bad place. It is then that Orion and the guys step in to rescue them. The Way of the Brave kept me turning pages quickly. I read this book during a blizzard where I live so it wasn't hard to imagine the climbers stuck in the wind and the snow on the mountain. I did like the main characters in this book. However, at the end of the book, Warren leaves us hanging in several ways so we will be anxiously awaiting book two. Some of those cliffhangers were surprising to me. The Way of the Brave is mainly the story of Orion and Jenny, as you might expect, with the front cover photo of the handsome Orion. Open up the two-part cover and the reader gets a glimpse of the other two rescue-directing men, Jake and Hamilton. The ending leaves us begging to hear the stories of those men. I liked how Warren did weave faith in to their stories in such a way that it felt natural. The plot was compelling and the characters had depth. The story of Jake and Aria drives the second book that releases in June, The Heart of a Hero, and I can't wait. I received this book as part of the Revell Reads blog program. All opinions are my own.
SarahGraceGrzy 1 days ago
Yes! This is definitely my favorite Susan May Warren book yet. Some of her books can be hit or miss for me, but I really enjoyed this one aside from a few things. First off: that cover is so unique and interesting! I'm all about unique cover design, and this one definitely is unique! I'm so glad I have a paperback copy to enjoy it to its fullest. Right away, our main characters, Orion and Jenny, and their stories grabbed my attention. Orion and Jenny are both very broken characters, which makes them so realistic and relatable. The story is very suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I love a good survival story, and this one fit the bill perfectly! A couple issues I had: I feel like Warren's writing style can tend to be a bit over dramatic at times. Small things end up sounding very dramatic, when in reality, they're not. That is something that can annoy me, and it took a bit for me to get past that. But then, that's probably just me. The other thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the romance. At times it can get too physical\sensual for me. But again, that's just a personal issue. Overall, if you are looking for a good suspenseful survival story, look no further! This one is going to be one I read more than once, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series! (Sidenote: that cliffhanger with Ham's story was brutal! I need the rest of his story ASAP.) FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
Dianne Hernandez 2 days ago
Riveting! When's the next book in the series due out?
Nicole-H 2 days ago
The Way of the Brave is the first book in Susan May Warren’s new series, Global Search and Rescue. This author is on my “must read” list, and she never disappoints me. The descriptions of mountain climbing were so vivid that I felt as though I were actually there (but the perils that the characters encountered have helped me to decide that I belong on flatter ground). I have to say that it definitely left me anticipating the next book, The Heart of a Hero. The Way of the Brave tells the story of Jenny Calhoun and Orion Starr. Although Jenny denies it at first because she’s hiding a secret that’s eating her with guilt, they knew each other in Afghanistan for a short time. At the time she was a CIA profiler embedded as a journalist and Orion was a SEAL. After she made a terrible mistake that resulted in Orion’s team getting ambushed, she couldn’t rid herself of the guilt she felt. Orion, injured and bitter, retreated to his family home in Alaska, under the shadow of Denali. When Jenny’s annual climbing trip brings her to Alaska, their paths cross again. Jenny’s group runs into trouble, and Orion and his friends head out to rescue them. Orion and Jenny both have to deal with some heart issues before they can even think about pursuing a relationship. I could identify with both of them because their struggles are so common. It’s easy to wonder where God is when things go wrong, or ask why God didn’t answer a prayer the way we wanted Him to. Sometimes we feel the burden of guilt that we just can’t seem to rid ourselves of. I think my favorite quote from the book was towards the end: “Yes, life is unfair, and we will always have people who will hurt us… But God wants you to let Him handle the justice…you just give Him your heart… The question is, are you brave enough to let go and give Him your heart?” It’s not easy to give up control and trust when you don’t have the end in sight. The story kept me engaged through the vivid descriptions and heart-stopping action. Would Orion and Jenny be able to work through the issues and secrets hindering a relationship? Would the rescue even be a success? I would recommend The Way of the Brave to anyone who enjoys a suspense-filled epic romantic adventure. It is also an inspirational book, with definite Christian themes. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but the views expressed here are entirely my own.
THouchin1 2 days ago
Wow, what an emotional roller coaster ride! I liked learning about mountain and ice climbing from the book. Lots of information about Denali, which I find fascinating. The relationships in the book are what make the story, in my opinion. Jenny/Jacie and Orion is the main romance, but equally important are Jenny's two friends, Sasha and Aria and Orion's friends Ham and Jake. So much detail about what each person has gone through and what this climb means to each of them. Lots of adventure in this book for sure, but also great characters and great romance. I think this book has it all. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
BrittanyMc 3 days ago
The Way of the Brave was definitely action-packed! So many terrifying things happened up on Denali, that for most of the book, I had to read a chapter and then take a break so that I could handle all that I was reading about. There was a lot of technical climbing terminology that went right over my head. I did end up looking up a few terms so that I could visualize what was going on better. I found myself wondering why anyone would ever want to put themselves in such a position of danger. However, I really did like the book, as well as the characters who were introduced in it. Jenny and Orion both questioned the existence of God throughout this story, went through a lot, and ended up with faith journeys that may not have come about without all that they endured. The author has set things up for another exciting series. Also, if you have read The Montana Marshalls series, you will recognize some scenes from the second book in that series, Tate, overlapping with this one. I found that fun. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous 4 days ago
The Way of the Brave is the first installment of Susan May Warren's Global Search and Rescue series. We are introduced to a very interesting, if not immediately lovable, cast of characters. Orion Starr has his own demons to wrestle and he's not prepared to join ex-military buddies Hamilton and Jake on their global search and rescue team. Like Denali, the mountain that overshadows his very existence, Orion is cold, hard and unconquerable. Jenny Calhoun spends her life trying to outrun the demons that haunt her. Those demons collide when Orion, Ham, and Jake find themselves on a rescue mission to save Jenny and her friends, who have become lost on Denali. And when the falling ice finally settles, we get to the heart of the matter. "What if God lets us suffer so we can reach out to him for comfort and in that moment receive everything he wants for us?" I have to say that I did not like Orion for most of the book. But then, he began to melt and crack, revealing his true nature and becoming more the man I had hoped he would be. Warren is a master at divulging just the right amount of information at just the right time to move the story along and keep the reader interested. She had me from the first sentence and holds me in anticipation of the next book in this series. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me a copy of this book to read and review. The opinions stated in this review are my own and are my completely honest assessment.
Amaack 5 days ago
In the mountains of Alaska, former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is fighting the memories of a rescue gone bad. Despite the beauty of the mountains, Orion finds himself still battling the memories and injuries from that failure. Because of this, he turns down repeated requests from Hamilton Jones to join his elite rescue team. However, when the call comes through to rescue 3 climbers from Denali, Hamilton and Orion jump into action. Former CIA profiler and analyst Jenny Calhoun has convinced her friends to climb Denali this year for their extreme challenge. Each year, Jenny uses this extreme challenge as a way to combat the guilt she feels from sending in the team that failed in its mission to capture a cell of men from the Taliban. Despite the training Jenny and her friends engage in through the year, they find themselves in extreme danger halfway through their climb up Denali. Can Jenny and Orion learn to trust each other and work through their past in order to survive this mountain adventure gone wrong? While The Way of the Brave was a complete departure from my normal read, I loved it! I was captivated by the characters. The plotline was engaging and I was definitely kept on the edge of my seat. Occasionally, I found the rock climbing gear and terminology a bit confusing. Warren did her best to give you a picture of what was going on. And I believe she did a lot of research to be able to explain what was happening. But sometimes, climbing gear was given a name and not explained. It didn’t detract from the main story for me. The Way of the Brave was a very enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to reading the next story in this series! I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.
Blooming-with-Books 5 days ago
The Way of the Brave Global Search and Rescue #1 By Susan May Warren Orion Starr is angry and he lays the blame squarely on God - everyone he's ever cared about has been taken from him. And his last mission ended his career and left members of his team damaged or lost. He's hidden himself away in Alaska in the shadow of Denali. But Hamilton (Ham) Jones is determined to recruit him to rescue team and he is in Alaska to pitch his company one more time. Jenny Calhoun has been living with guilt about how the mission in Afghanistan went so wrong and she squarely puts the blame on herself and her faulty assessment of their asset. Orion and his team paid the price for her mistake. She wants to forget her past but she just can't. And when she and her friends Aria and Sasha set out to conquer Denali she had no idea just how quickly everything would go wrong. Orion is convinced that Jenny is the woman he fell in love with in Afghanistan just before everything went wrong. She disappeared from his life and he hasn't seen her since. But this woman doesn't seem to know him but he can't get her out of his mind and when she and her climbing group go missing Orion has to search for her. But Denali is an unpredictable presence that can turn deadly in mere moments and time is against them. The Way of the Brave is the first book in a new series and it brings the action to the reader in a most impressive way. All the main characters are hurting and dealing with it in different ways - for some their secret pains are revealed but not all (this is after all this is the first book in the series). There is a political thread that runs through this story that those who have read the author's previous series (Montana Marshalls) will be familiar with. Senator Isaac White is running for President and he has connections that Orion and Ham need to learn about a missing former teammate, They have a man who may be in trouble and they need White's help to be on the QT as there are concerns about a rogue government element being involved. So if you like an edge of your seat quality to your reading with a double dose of romance, some intrigue and a whole mess of secrets you will most likely be in anxious wait for what happens next. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Orion was left wounded in both body and soul by an ambush in Afghanistan that he blamed on the CIA. Now, broken, he believes his rescue days to be over. But Hamilton Jones wants Orion to be part of his international rescue team and isn't taking no for an answer. When an accident on the mountain that betrayed him by killing his father calls for Orion's special skills, he can't refuse to help Ham - and the fact that Jenny, a journalist he'd got close to in Afghanistan, is among those missing is nothing to do with it, surely? After all, she'd chosen to walk away without looking back... Jenny bears her own scars from Afghanistan, though not visible ones. Her annual mountain climb is meant to prove her strength, but this time it seems to be showing up her failures instead. Can the group escape from Denali alive? And will the secrets that Orion and Jenny each carry lead to healing, or break them completely? This gripping tale caught my attention from page 1 and held it throughout. A clean and expertly-crafted adventure/suspense story, it manages to keep the action happening without detracting from the individuals' private struggles or turning into an eye-roll-inducing 'what's going to go wrong *next*'. I appreciated the way that several points of view were able to be given without causing confusion, and loved the insights into what was going on in their heads. In particular, the growth and struggles of Jenny and Orion were inspiring, though I also look forward to hopefully hearing more of the other promising couple in future books in the series. My one quibble was that though the climbing language was used carefully, with explanations included appropriately while avoiding information dump, I still didn't feel like I could quite picture what was going on at times. I'm sure it would make perfect sense if one was more familiar with such things, but I'm not. Nevertheless, I was able to get the general picture with no trouble. All in all, this is a book that I would highly recommend to anyone enjoys adventure stories from a Christian point of view. Note that I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book.
kp68 7 days ago
Susan May Warren's latest series, Global Search and Rescue, starts off with a bang. The Way of the Brave will introduce you to Orion Starr and Jenny Calhoun. Orion, a pararescue jumper, amd Jenny, a CIA profiler and a psychiatrist, initially meet through their work with the US military overseas. Once back in the states, Orion and Jenny surprisingly run into each other again. Jenny and her girlfriends have decided to attempt climbing Mt. Denali, in Orion's backyard, Alaska. Unfortunately for Jenny and Orion, they are both carrying deep hurts from the last time they meet! This tale is full of action, page after page. I could not put the book down until I learned what happened to these women. The situations that arise will make you think twice about ever attempting such a feat. In typical Susan May Warren style, she leaves a tip about the next books in this series that will have you hooked to keep reading!
Tessaboo 7 days ago
I am so torn about how I feel about this book. First, I’m not really sure I would call this a romantic suspense. To me, it’s more of an adventure romance, as most of the story takes place on Mt. Denali where the main group of characters are either trying to climb the mountain or save those in peril from mishaps on the mountain. I am sure the research done for this book took a ton of time, but I felt that there were just too many climbing terms, techniques, and equipment names that I am not familiar with and that really took me out of the first 1/3 of the story. I also had trouble buying into the romance between Orion and Jenny. They had only known each other for a few weeks -3 years previous and hadn’t seen each other since - so it was really hard to believe that their relationship meant so much to each other at the start of the story. Once I got past the first part of the story and the action picked up, it was pretty incredible. I was on the edge of my seat pretty much for the rest of the story! Many of the situations our characters were placed in was very intense! I felt like the faith element of the story was well done and fit perfectly with what the characters had been through in the past and what they were going through currently. All that being said, I feel sort of like I read two different stories. One about how to climb a mountain and all of the equipment that is needed and one really good romantic adventure! 3.5 stars! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Tessaboo 7 days ago
I am so torn about how I feel about this book. First, I’m not really sure I would call this a romantic suspense. To me, it’s more of an adventure romance, as most of the story takes place on Mt. Denali where the main group of characters are either trying to climb the mountain or save those in peril from mishaps on the mountain. I am sure the research done for this book took a ton of time, but I felt that there were just too many climbing terms, techniques, and equipment names that I am not familiar with and that really took me out of the first 1/3 of the story. I also had trouble buying into the romance between Orion and Jenny. They had only known each other for a few weeks -3 years previous and hadn’t seen each other since - so it was really hard to believe that their relationship meant so much to each other at the start of the story. Once I got past the first part of the story and the action picked up, it was pretty incredible. I was on the edge of my seat pretty much for the rest of the story! Many of the situations our characters were placed in was very intense! I felt like the faith element of the story was well done and fit perfectly with what the characters had been through in the past and what they were going through currently. All that being said, I feel sort of like I read two different stories. One about how to climb a mountain and all of the equipment that is needed and one really good romantic adventure! 3.5 stars! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
More_Than_A_Review 8 days ago
The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren. This is the first book in the series so there are a lot of characters to introduce. The main story is Jenny and Orian. Jenny was a CIA profiler that made a decision that caused a team to go into an ambush. Orian and his team were impacted by the ambush. Jenny and Orian were starting to develop a relationship. The main story is Jenny and her two friends clinging a ridiculously hard mountain to prove that they were stronger than they thought they were. I had a hard time believe that Jenny would convince her friends to do something so dangerous after already feeling like she made a bad decision that resulted in people living their lives. I just could not relate to her in this regard. I felt it was reckless. I also thought this storyline has been overdone recently. Maybe it is the books I am reading or publishers are asking for this storyline, I am not sure. The author did create some moving scenes where people are faced with their fears and challenges with God. Overcoming or dealing with the fact that bad things happen to good people. I would recommend reading this one from the library. Sexual content - kissing, a makeout session that almost ends in physical scene, and the knowledge that there was a previous physical relationship Violence - prior military violence that everyone is dealing with, several characters have lost loved ones in different ways, possibly deaths as they are climbing the mountain Drinking - one of the characters appears to have survived a drinking problem, I received this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
EbosAifuobhokhan_0128 8 days ago
The most endearing thing about Susan’s books are the way she is able to handle several characters and weave their stories together in such a way you don’t get overwhelmed with the story. If you are a fan of Susan May Warren, this story would not disappoint you. It will only draw you in more and more. Action packed sprinkled with humor here and there and a very healthy dose of romance. The characters drew me in and kept me. They were do relatable and true. I felt their pain reading the book and their story was mine at one point. Orion and Jenny were dealing with their own demons. Both couldn’t let go of the past fully and it followed them into their future. The story winds around both of them letting go of the past, forgiving and moving on. I loved that second chances and forgiveness abound even when you have to continue living life with the very person that hurt you the most and cost you everything. This story will take you to Afghanistan, icy mountains of Alaska. I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.
Floyd Johnson 8 days ago
The small town of Taylorsford, VA, had its share of shady characters. Many arose from the small commune that had its origin and downfall during the ’60s on a farm located on the outskirts of town. This was of course escalated by the drug culture that was part of commune life. But now some of those shady characters were grown up and running for public office. Some were returning to visit friends. And there were those who were returning for murder. Much of the story focuses on the town library and its librarian, Amy Webber, and a forty-year-old murder associated with the members of the commune. The more Amy discovered about the commune’s history, the more dangerous life became for her and her friends. Time was running out before there would be more murders. The author has built an enjoyable cozy mystery that easily holds the reader’s attention from page 1 to the last sentence. Though there are two cats woven into the story, there is no library cat. But even without the cat, the book was an enjoyable read. ______________ This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
JGalaxyChristianBkReviews 8 days ago
The Way of the Brave had interesting, well-developed characters. The shining star of this story was Hamilton Jones. Ham shares his faith naturally when his friends need it most. He impressed me in every scene! Even though the long, early chapters with overwhelming details about Denali and mountain climbing weren’t my thing, this book picked up speed halfway through. I found this well-written rescue tale to be quite good! What disappointed me, however, was the amount of sensual content. If it weren’t for that, The Way of the Brave would get a solid recommendation from me. If you enjoy suspense and adventure stories, The Way of the Brave is available now. I received a copy of this book from Revell – A Division of Baker Publishing as part of the Revell Reads Blogger Program. A positive review was not required. Opinions expressed are completely my own.
Fala19 8 days ago
The Way of the Brave is the exciting, adventure-filled opener to Susan May Warren's new Global Search and Rescue series. Loaded with all the goodness I've come to expect in a Warren novel, wonderful characters, a descriptive setting, heart-racing suspense, and a strong spiritual thread, it was hard to put down. It did get off to a slow start for me, but the pace picked up quickly and it wasn't long before I could hardly catch my breath from all the excitement. It seemed like anything and everything that could go wrong for these climbers, did go wrong which made for a nerve-wracking read. I don't know much at all, or really anything, about climbing mountains, so there were times when I was a little lost and overwhelmed by all the terminology. But once I got my bearings, I learned a lot about it and found it really interesting. If you're a fan of romantic adventures, you're sure to enjoy this adrenaline-fueled read. I'm super anxious for Aria and Jake's story coming up next. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it. All thoughts and comments are my honest opinion.
Faye_reviews 9 days ago
A battle for survival against the elements, brings Orion Starr face to face with a familiar face as they fight to get off of Denali alive. Orion returns home from his time in Afghanistan injured after a failed mission to his home in Alaska. When a group of climbers goes missing--a group that includes a former ally, Orion agrees to join the rescue team to go up after them. Orion has never wanted to go up the mountain, because he respects it's dangerous beauty and is still recovering from injuries he received while on duty. His anger has kept him from taking good opportunities to live up to his potential, and I really loved how he had a faithful and encouraging friend in Hamilton. Jenny has a passion for climbing, and struggles to come to terms with the guilt that she carries. The mountain is unpredictable and Murphy's Law seems to be out in full force. I admired her determination and dedication to leading her friends to safety. The first in a brand new series by Susan May Warren, sure to thrill, with her signature Easter eggs from previous novels--I love seeing some familiar faces. Filled with dangers around every corner, sometimes it was hard to read because it just seemed like these people couldn't catch a break. There was a lot going on, as well as a well built back story. Strong characters, who must beat the odds in order to survive. Full of action and adventure! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
tickmenot 9 days ago
Good Friends & Danger! Three friends, Shasha, Jenny, and Aria, are trapped on Denali, a dangerously steep Alaskan mountain, known for avalanches, bad weather and blizzard white outs. Jenny convinced them to make the climb as a way to rise above some difficulties they have faced. Just when it looks like all is lost, a group of three former Seals: Orion, Ham and Jake, appear. Instead of getting the women off the mountain, the men become trapped while trying to rescue them. Additionally, Orion and Jenny have a history, in fact, their past is the main reason Jenny was making this climb—to forget him along with the secret she never wants him to know. Orion, on the other hand, has been searching for Jenny for the past two years. Besides the life and death battle on the mountain, there are also struggles with an incognito bomber at a political rally. The rally politician may hold the key to the mystery of two seals first listed as dead, but now possibly alive. Have they been spirited away by some government agency? This book is amazing! You get caught up in this well-written story right away with action, dramatic relationships, and mystery. Faith enters the story through Orion’s fury over hearing about God from all-trusting Ham. I highly recommend this 5-plus star book to anyone who enjoys well-developed stories that will capture your heart! Revell Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of, The Way of the Brave, for the purpose of review.
Anonymous 9 days ago
You can always count on Susan May Warren to deliver a novel filled with adventure, suspense, strong characters, and tension filled romance. And this latest release certainly fulfills her reputation. Featuring an action packed climb of the treacherous Denali, you will be on the edge of your seat as twist after twist erupts and threatens the lives of characters you are genuinely rooting for. Warren fills the pages with spell binding descriptions, making you feel like you are watching a movie rather than reading a book. I was reminded of the film Everest over and over! But perhaps another hallmark of Warren's writing is her ability to weave a strong message of faith and truth through her mesmerizing plot. Without being preachy, she challenges and inspires her readers to live the freedom and truth Jesus Christ has for us. I always come away from a Warren book not only entertained, but looking deeper into my own soul. You will love Warren's new series! I just wish the second one was out already! I received this book from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous 9 days ago
You can always count on Susan May Warren to deliver a novel filled with adventure, suspense, strong characters, and tension filled romance. And this latest release certainly fulfills her reputation. Featuring an action packed climb of the treacherous Denali, you will be on the edge of your seat as twist after twist erupts and threatens the lives of characters you are genuinely rooting for. Warren fills the pages with spell binding descriptions, making you feel like you are watching a movie rather than reading a book. I was reminded of the film Everest over and over! But perhaps another hallmark of Warren's writing is her ability to weave a strong message of faith and truth through her mesmerizing plot. Without being preachy, she challenges and inspires her readers to live the freedom and truth Jesus Christ has for us. I always come away from a Warren book not only entertained, but looking deeper into my own soul. You will love Warren's new series! I just wish the second one was out already! I received this book from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.