About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sunrise (Sky King Ranch, #1) by Susan May Warren

Sunrise (Sky King Ranch, #1)

Pilot Dodge Kingston has always been the heir to Sky King Ranch. But after a terrible family fight, he left to become a pararescue jumper. A decade later, he's headed home to the destiny that awaits him.

That's not all that's waiting for Dodge. His childhood best friend and former flame, Echo Yazzie, is a true Alaskan--a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. Most of all, she's living a life Dodge knows could get her killed. One of these days she's going to get lost in the woods again, and his worst fear is that he won't be there to find her.

When one of Echo's fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. Plus, there's more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

Will Dodge be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

Sunrise is the first explosive volume in a new nail-biting series from USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren.


This is a warning. This book will keep you up past your bedtime, and it will leave you in a state of anticipation! Author Susan May Warren has written a wonderful romantic adventure that's left me yearning for the next book in this new series. I've never been to Alaska, so I loved Warren's vivid descriptions of the rugged terrain, the bone-chilling cold, and her suggestion that this place of beauty can also be a place of danger. Echo Yazzie is a bobsledder who loves this dangerous country and she's one gutsy young woman, but I must say that Dodge Kingston is just as brave, because he's determined to protect Echo! And then there is the setting---Dodge's family ranch is named Sky King Ranch, and he comes from a family of bush pilots. Is there anyone else who remembers Sky King, a popular television series in the early 1960s? Sky King, who every week flew his own plane to fight the villains around his Arizona ranch!

Warren completely captures the mixed emotions that Echo and Dodge experience after seeing each other for the first time in ten years.  The memories of what they shared, grief over what they lost, and their wounded pride. Can they forget what they once had, work through the hurts, and at least achieve friendship?

Sunrise has great characters, thrilling romance, second chances, and the reminder that God is with us at all times. There is also an ending that I didn't see coming. It is captivating Christian fiction, and a fantastic introduction to the Sky King Ranch series!

I received an ARC of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves traveling and telling stories about life, adventure, and faith.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website or connect with Susan on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

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