Review: Sunburst

Title: Sunburst
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3983-6

“Yeah, well, she’d gotten them into this mess. She could get them out,” Noemi Sutton determines in Susan May Warren’s novel, Sunburst.

~ What ~
Book two of three in the Sky King Ranch series, this three-hundred-and-sixty-eight-page paperback targets those who like a Christian contemporary romance about a mission of marrying and finding love. Containing no profanity, topics of kidnapping, physical abuse, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The author’s biography and advertisements are included.

In this fast-paced tale, Navy SEAL Ranger Kingston doesn’t know what to do involving his faltering career so jumps at the first chance to help rescue his brother in Nigeria who is held captive with Noemi Sutton, a past love he cannot forget. Posing as husband and wife to leave the country, the two marry, questioning if it could be something they are both seeking. As terrorists follow them to Alaska, they must learn to rely on God and remember He will always find us and love us unconditionally.

~ Why ~
This story is engaging and entertaining as it deals with two people who want to control and take charge. It has plenty of action mixed with a romance revisited from the past. I appreciated its focus on God always watching and waiting for us to call out to Him. The Nigerian culture and wedding ceremony were interesting.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like a tale that includes kidnapping in Boko Haram territory. Others may not care for the added character later in the story as it is hard at first to connect the dots. Since I had read the first in the series and loved it, I was a bit disappointed in this one’s disjointed ending and sometimes unrealistic situations, but there is one more book being written.

~ Wish ~
While I greatly appreciated the reference to God always being there for us, I wish the author included a more detailed eternal plan of salvation. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you enjoy a suspenseful read about trying to accomplish a mission while finding what is the most important in life, this will be enjoyed. No doubt, you will want to read its final sequel to find out what else happens to the Sky Ranch family.

Thanks to Revell and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

#Revell #SusanMayWarren #Sunburst #SkyKingRanch

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