Monday, January 13, 2020

Susan May Warren: The Way of the Brave

By Kelly Bridgewater

Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He may be living alone in Alaska now, but the pain of his failure--and his injuries--has followed him there from Afghanistan. He has no desire to join Hamilton Jones's elite rescue team, but he also can't shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali.

Former CIA profiler and psychiatrist Jenny Calhoun's yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from the guilt that has sunk its claws into her. As a consultant during a top-secret mission to root out the Taliban, she green-lighted an operation that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she'll be forced to trust her life and the lives of her friends to the most dangerous of heroes--the man she nearly killed.

Her skills and his experience are exactly what's needed to prevent another tragedy--but in order to truly set Orion free from his painful past, Jenny will have to reveal hers. They'll have to put their wounds behind them to survive, but at what cost?

From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren is a gut-clenching trek through and up Mount Denali in Alaska. I have always wanted to go to Alaska, so Warren does a wonderful job at bringing Alaska to me. I also love snow, winter, and cold weather. While the characters have to endure horrible conditions to survive. I love how Warren introduced us to some very brave characters who would do anything to survive. I had a hard time putting the novel down. I couldn't wait to see who would survive and leave the mountain. As for the romance, it happened between two couples. Nothing too touchy feeling. No Hallmark moments. Thank God for that. But enough sparks to satisfy those who need to have it in a story. Warren does a wonderful job at allowing her readers to experience the falls and climbs through the whiteout conditions and give readers a moment to gasp with the characters. My favorite part is the organic faith of the some of the characters. I enjoy seeing them call out or question God in a realistic fashion. It made the moments a little more realistic for me as the reader. Overall, The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren is a delightful read that captured the true essence of what it means to be a hero. Fans of her previous couple of series would enjoy The Way of the Brave. Ronie Kendig also has a book, Hawk, with a hero and heroine fighting a snowstorm, waiting to be rescued.

I received a complimentary copy of The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren from Revell Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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