Susan May Warren. If Ever I Would Leave You. SDG Publishing, 2016. Ebook.
If you really enjoy Christian fiction, I would highly recommend following your favorite authors on Facebook or through their websites. Periodically, they will announce releases of promotional copies of their books, including free e-novellas. Susan May Warren recently announced her release of a e-novella kicking off her newest series.
Ms. Warren released If Ever I Would Leave You as a prequel e-novella to introduce her Montana Rescue series. Billionaire Ian Shaw appears to have his life together, with some significant help by his assistant, Sierra. However, his past continues to push him toward adventurous hobbies, meant to distract him from a life of regrets and pain. Ian’s niece, Esme, has become the focus of his time and attention, even as she hides the truth about her boyfriend from the only father figure in her life. Sierra finds herself in the middle of a web of the family’s secrets, even as she hopes to hide her own feelings for Ian. When Esme disappears in Glacier National Park, Ian and Sierra must set aside their own regrets to pull together a team capable of finding two lost teenagers in the Montana wilderness.
Ms. Warren brings her award-winning flair to this new series. Set in the Glacier National Park and the surrounding area, If Ever I Would Leave You takes readers to an exciting setting filled with larger-than-life characters.
Overall, I really enjoyed If Ever I Would Leave You. As an e-novella, the story is relatively short, but also quite accessible to the average reader. The story introduces a wide variety of characters that I assume will become increasingly relevant throughout the Montana Rescue series. However, the story leaves readers hanging, as they must wait for Wild Montana Skies to finally understand the future role of the PEAK Search and Rescue unit, the team initially built by Ian to find his niece. Additionally, other aspects of the story are apparently central to the entire series, rather than being solved within the short length of the novella.
Fans of Ms. Warren’s other series will definitely want to read If Ever I Would Leave You. As Ms. Warren described, “I like to think of [the Montana Rescue series] as the best of my series – the ‘family’ element of the Christiansen series, the small town of Deep Haven, the epic adventure of Team Hope, and of course, the get ‘er done cowboy feel of the Noble Legacy.” Having read the prequel for the series, I could not describe it better myself. :)
Special thanks to Susan May Warren for a promotional copy of If Ever I Would Leave You!
Find your own promotional copy of Ms. Warren’s latest e-novella at: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/get-your-copy-of-if-ever-i-would-leave-you/