‘Ford’ (Montana Marshalls #3) by Susan May Warren

About The Book:

Family…country…or the woman he loves…

Navy Seal Ford Marshall isn’t the kind to stand by and let a woman get hurt—especially when it involves his twin sister, RJ. So, when she makes the news, accused of sparking an international incident, he doesn’t care what it takes—he’s going to find her and bring her home.

But he might need a little help, so he calls on the woman who has had his back during the last three years—Petty Officer Scarlett Hathaway, former communications expert-turned Rescue Swimmer candidate. She’ll help him get into the country, watch his back, and…well, they might be able to have one last mission together before she leaves for a new life, a life he very much wants to be a part of now that she is off his team. Maybe he can convince her to give them a chance to kindle the spark that’s simmered between them for years.

Scarlett Hathaway isn’t sure what future she wants—not when she suddenly has to care for her little brother. Maybe she should quit the Navy and start a life with the man she can’t seem to get out of her heart. So yes, she’ll help Ford find his sister. And maybe, along the way, figure out if they have a future.

But finding RJ somewhere in the vastness of Russia with the FSB chasing them will push Scarlett beyond even her courage and make her question everything she thought she wanted…including Ford. What will it cost her to love a man who saves the world?

And when Ford is asked to choose between saving his sister, saving the world from a war, and rescuing the woman he loves…can he live with his decision?

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 forty-five novels with 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. She’s a three time RITA finalist and an eight time Christy Finalist.

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 http://www.MyBookTherapy.com and http://www.LearnHowtoWriteaNovel.com, 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!!!

‘Ford, you seem to think it’s your job to save everyone. When did God step off the throne and put you in charge? The last time I looked, you were not the Savior of the world.’

The highly anticipated next novel in Susan May Warren’s ‘Montana Marshalls’ series is Ford and it does not disappoint! If you thought Knox and Tate were good, wait till you get a gander at Ford! Hang on tight, because Ford will blow you right out of the water. This is one of Warren’s most powerful books, in my opinion. It fills your heart up and still keeps flowing over the top.

‘If Ford didn’t get his head in the game, they were doomed. People were going to die. Probably him.’

Ford’s twin sister, RJ, had just made the international news when she is accused of causing an international incident. Ford doesn’t stop to think too much before heading out, except to take Petty Officer Scarlett Hathaway, his former communications expert, with him. Scarlett can watch his back and well, he does have feelings for her. Scarlett has just had some serious issues of her own back home, but she has two week’s leave from the Navy and she likes Ford, so she agrees to go. But how in the world are they going to find RJ in the middle of Russia, especially with the FSB dogging their every move?

Warren carries the reader along on a wave of excitement in a dangerous and unfamiliar setting, where even her descriptions of the settings grab your attention. Ford is a protector, a rescuer, but sometimes he needs to step back and view things from a different perspective. Warren communicates this very well indeed. These Marshalls! Swoon worthy heroes, romance to beat the band and a spiritual theme that just won’t let go of your heart. Those themes never fail to touch my heart. I feel as if I’ve just gone to church when I read a Susan May Warren book. They are such a blessing with deep emotional truths in them to not only entertain as a powerful read but to built your spiritual walk as well.

Again, these Marshall men are the best romantic heroes ever! One is a total cowboy, one a former Ranger, one a Navy SEAL and one a powerful hockey player. All with great personalities and hearts for staying true to the one they love, protecting them with all their might. We meet Wyatt in this one and I am so stoked to read his story next! I very highly recommend Susan May Warren’s books. They hold pride of place on my shelves.

*My thanks to the publisher for a preview copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.