Book Review: ‘The Heart Of A Hero’ (Global Search and Rescue) by Susan May Warren

About The Book
Jake Silver may not be able to put the memories of his time as a sniper and Navy SEAL behind him, but at least he can put his skills to use as a part of the Jones Inc. rescue team. Saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair on Denali helped too. Now he can’t get her out of his head, and when he hears she is in the path of a hurricane down in Key West he can’t help but jump on a plane to rescue her.

Aria has dedicated her life to helping children born with defective hearts. After all, she was one of those children. Now driven to succeed, she lives a lonely, stressful life. One she would have lost on Denali if it hadn’t been for Jake. Jake is exciting and handsome, but he’s also dangerous, and she’s already lost one person she loves. She can’t bear it again.

It’s not until she finds herself trapped in the middle of a category 4 hurricane that she can admit she needs Jake desperately. With their very survival in the balance, can they hope for a second chance at life . . . and love?
About Susan May Warren
Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories.

Here’s my “Official” Bio.

With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over seventy-five novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

With books translated into eight languages, many of her novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award.

Of her books, Publisher’s Weekly has written, “Warren lays bare her characters’ human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness.”

And Library Journal adds, “Warren’s characters are well-developed and she knows how to create a first rate contemporary romance…”

Susan is also a nationally acclaimed writing coach, teaching at conferences around the nation and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. She loves to help people launch their writing careers and is the founder of Novel.Academy and, a writing website that helps authors get published and stay published. She’s also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation.
My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘You know what a hero is? It’s someone who does the hard thing despite the costs.’

Susan May Warren just cannot write a bad book. She can’t even write a mediocre one. Her books move me more than I have words adequate to describe. They are powerful, moving and so spiritually nourishing.

‘SEAL Jake was lethal, fierce, and willing to do whatever it took to protect her.’

This is the 2nd book in Warren’s Global Search and Rescue series and it is Jake Silver and Aria’s story. Two people w ho never feel they are enough, but must rely on God to get them through a Cat 5 hurricane and the dangers the aftermath brings.

‘Panic comes when we stop believing God is good. Or that God is sovereign.’

Susan May Warren has the unique ability to create characters that just jump off the page in your heart and you soon find yourself forgetting that they are fictional people. They are just that real. And full of emotions that the reader can relate to. Not just a fantasy world populated by make believe characters. This is a story that proves to the believer that God’s plan is for us to accept not only His forgiveness, but our own, to let Him wash us clean, chosen as beloved. I do love this oh so important aspect of a Warren book. She takes us to church and we find spiritual lessons that we can apply to our lives. Reading a Susan May Warren novel is not just a great way to entertain yourself for a few hours or however long it takes you to read the book. It is an experience that lives in your heart long after you close the book. Well done! Very highly recommended.

*My thanks to Revell Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley.
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
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Book Review: ‘Driftwood Dreams’ (The Carolina Coast Series) by T.I. Lowe

About The Book
From the bestselling author of Lulu’s Caf�
Josie Slater has allowed the circumstances anchoring her in Sunset Cove to become a life sentence. Since her mother’s death years before, she’s spent most of her waking hours helping her dad run the Driftwood Diner. As her best friends, Opal and Sophia, make their dreams come true, Josie watches her own art school aspirations drift on by. But when a French-speaking Southern gentleman from her past moves back from Europe, Josie is launched into a tizzy of what-ifs and I-sure-do-hope-sos.

August Bradford left Sunset Cove six years ago to sow some life oats and conquer his ambitious career goals. Finally ready to lay down some roots, the successful artist is back in town and determined to win Josie’s heart. When he enlists Josie’s help in the preparations for a children’s art camp, Josie finds herself unleashing her artistic side in a way she hasn’t since before her mother’s death. August hopes to convince Josie to paint a life with him, but the problem is convincing her to let go of her apprehensions and give him–and her dreams–a fair chance.
About The Author:
Bestselling author T.I. Lowe sees herself as an ordinary country girl who loves to tell extraordinary stories. She knows she’s just getting started and has many more stories to tell. A wife and mother and active in her church community, she resides in coastal South Carolina with her family.

For a complete list of Lowe’s published books, biography, upcoming events, and other information, visit and be sure to check out her blog, COFFEE CUP, while you’re there!

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twitter: TiLowe
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My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘Josie Slater collects people in need like a crazy cat lady collects strays, but she won’t let anyone do that for her.’

Josie Slater has imposed a life sentence upon herself to help her daddy run their café after her mother’s untimely death years ago. She has never even thought to allow her own dream to come to fruition. She’s too busy taking care of everyone else.

Six years ago August Bradford left town and fulfilled his own dreams and goals. Now he is back in Sunset Cove to settle down for good. He is also bound and determined to win Josie. You see, both Josie and August have always had a crush on the other. But August must find a way to convince Josie to let herself be set free from all the expectation she has put on herself. And he is convinced that he will not lose.

I only discovered this author this week and I love her books already! Written expertly with characters crafted so that they jump into the readers heart and emotions so deeply felt that you just sigh so often throughout the book, these are books I love and think about long after I’m finished reading them. The author is a fellow lifelong South Carolinian as well and I totally got her turns of phrasing, too! Loved every minute and highly recommended.

*My thanks to Tyndale House Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion stated here is my own.

Tyndale House
Publication Date: June 1, 2020