I find that it is hard to keep track of series of books when one has to wait several months between their publishing. But, sometimes I happen upon the first and then subsequent books in a series. Honestly, I prefer to read a series when it has all already been published--because then I don't have to wait!
Last year, I began reading the books by one particular author, Susan May Warren. She had written two different series set in Deep Haven, Minnesota. One was about a fictional family, the Christiansens. The second was several interconnected stories about people who lived in that same town. I enjoyed the stories more than I enjoy most stories. So, I looked forward to the books in her new Montana Rescue series. A few months ago, I reviewed the first novel of the series: Wild Montana Skies. Then, a week ago, I got to read the second book in the series, Rescue Me.
Rescue Me follows two characters that appear near the end of the first book, Sam Brooks and Willow. I didn't remember much about these two characters from the first book, so my opinion is that this second book is fine as a stand alone novel. Of course, the ending leaves the reader with questions, and waiting for the third book.
This story begins with Willow, a girl who's path has not been a traditional one. She never graduated from high school, but loves the youth at her church with a passion. Her sister Sierra is dating the man, that Willow has had a crush on for years. But, in the story, Sam and Willow end up on an adventurous hike together with some youth. And the story goes from there...
I like Ms. Warren's characters and her writing. She isn't too graphic in how she writes romantic scenes and I am glad for this. Her books are very easy and quick to read. I have to admit that I read her books simply for fun. They are light-hearted Christian fiction with some drama thrown in!
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing but that these opinions are entirely my own.