Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Review: Sunrise by Susan May Warren



Coming home was never the plan

After a terrible family fight, pilot Dodge Kingston left home to join the Air Force. A decade later, he's headed back to the destiny that awaits him as heir to Sky King Ranch. But that's not all that's waiting for him at home.

Echo Yazzie is a true Alaskan woman--a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. After her childhood best friend and former flame, Dodge, fled Denali, she settled into life on the Alaskan range. She's made her peace with being left behind--by her mother and by Dodge. And she's strong enough to live without them.

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. What she doesn't know is that there are more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

As Dodge sets out to find Echo, he can't ignore the feelings he still has for her. But will he be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

My Thoughts:

It has been a little bit since I have dived into an author Warren novel and this one really took me on a ride, mushing with dogs, helicopters, and planes. This story took place in the beautiful backdrop of Alaska, it's snowstorms and the dangers of its wildlife. I don't know if I will ever physically visit, but I feel like I did get a glimpse of Alaska in the book.

This was a story fraught with danger of nature and even humankind. It is based around the oldest Kingston triplet, Dodge, who has come back to help out his father after his father's accident. Dodge however never wanted to come back home after having his heart broken by his girlfriend, brother, and father. Sometimes though, as Dodge finds out, there is much more to the story then at first seems and it is not always best to run away without making amends. But Dodge is a bit hardheaded, even after serving in the military and will eventually learn his lesson.

Echo, his ex-girlfriend, has pretty much stayed put even though she had big dreams. Her father needed her, and she did not feel like she could leave him like her mother left them. Echo is also carrying some scars from the past along with still trying to get over Dodge.

These two find out just how much they are needed by one another and others. Forgiveness and God's providential care play big themes and so do the animals. I enjoyed the dogs and bears very much.

I was provided a copy of this novel by Revell through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 85 novels with more than 1 million books sold, including the Global Search and Rescue and the Montana Rescue series, as well as Sunrise. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT Medallion and numerous Readers' Choice Awards, Susan makes her home in Minnesota. Find her online at, on Facebook @SusanMayWarrenFiction, and on Twitter @SusanMayWarren.

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