Susan May Warren. Storm Front. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2018.
Ms. Warren has made a name for herself by creating book series that span well beyond those of many other Christian authors. She has an impressive ability to develop an extensive cast of characters that seems like a natural extension of her fictional world.
In Storm Front, Ms. Warren continues her Montana Rescue series with Ty Remington’s long overdue tale. Even though he has not resumed his previous duties as one of the main helicopter pilots for PEAK Rescue, Ty brings a level of expertise and determination that everyone else can see, except for him. When Chet King, Ty’s greatest mentor, disappears during an out-of-state storm, Ty drops everything to come to his rescue. The tornado that hit a small Minnesota town impacts many lives, but the members of the PEAK Rescue team are willing to go the extra mile to save every last person. When the Vortex Storm Chasers arrive in the same town, Ty encounters Brette Arnold, the woman who captured his attention and his heart a year previous. However, they must set aside their own feelings if they have any chance of finding a group of missing students who have mysteriously disappeared in the midst of the storm.
Fans of the Montana Rescue books will greatly appreciate Storm Front, as it brings resolution to the tales of many characters introduced throughout the series. Ty and Brette’s relationship raises important topics within the series that build additional relevance and Christian themes within the book.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Storm Front. I am continually impressed by Ms. Warren’s ability to build a storyline and cast of characters over five or six books, but she manages to excel at it every time. I particularly enjoyed the Minnesota-based family that she introduces in this book and would not be surprised if they appear in future works (or maybe a future series?). The ending of Storm Front provides a memorable opportunity for the series’ next book to wrap up even more storylines and characters’ relationship questions. However, the big question remains of whether or not that will be the ending to the series or if there are even more books left after the next one. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing how Ms. Warren concludes this series and (hopefully) kicks off a new series, with other characters and stories to enjoy.
Fans of Ms. Warren’s previous works, especially those in the Montana Rescue series, will definitely enjoy reading Storm Front. Readers who also have appreciated her books set in Minnesota will also find this story to be well worth reading, as the PEAK Rescue team finds themselves spending most of the book in a small Minnesota community, rather than their standard Montana location.
Ms. Warren releases the sixth book of the Montana Rescue series, Wait for Me, in November 2018!
Special thanks to Revell and NetGalley for the complimentary copy of Storm Front! Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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