Sunrise by Susan May Warren

I love reading about Alaska and this is one to add to that pile. Dodge is back home after this father had a close accident on his last flight. Having left home with lots of loose ends he is unsure about being back, but he has beat himself up over the last few years and in a way has paid the price for his past.

Echo has always been loyal to her father, and after her mother left them to move back down towards the lower forty-eight she quickly learned that the ones she loves seem to leave her. Knowing her father needs her, she has readily fallen into that role and life just keeps moving on until she sees a ghost from her past.

Echo and Dodge are quickly thrown back into each other’s lives and while focusing on the dangers and safety of others they are tiptoeing around the past and if they could ever be a couple again. The dangers some poachers bring and both of their fathers failing health have helped them to realize what life really should be about and that holding onto the anger of the past does not get anyone, anywhere.

I really enjoyed this storyline, as well as all the characters the author introduced. There were quite a few storylines that also played a role in this all playing out. I liked that she used different names for her characters, but they fit the Alaskan terrain and the name really did fit the character. I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes, as there are many characters and story lines that could be written off this first one. This was a great reminder that often we need to let go of our past, and to also look to living our lives for ourselves. Thank you to Revell Publishing and the author for the free book.

~ Goodreads – About the Author ~

I can’t help be amazed at the gifts God has delighted me with – a wonderful husband, four amazing children, and the opportunity to write for Him.

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember – I won my first book writing contest in first grade! Over the years, writing has become, for me, a way to praise God and see Him at work in my life.

Although I have a degree in Mass Communications from the University of MN, my real writing experience started when I penned the The Warren Report – a bi-monthly newsletter that detailed our ministry highlights.

Living in Russia meant I never lacked for great material – and those experiences naturally spilled out first into devotionals and magazine articles and finally into my first published story, “Measure of a Man,” in the Tyndale/HeartQuest, Chance Encounters of the Heart anthology.

Susan and husbandI grew up in Wayzata, a suburb of Minneapolis, and became an avid camper from an early age. My favorite fir-lined spot is the north shore of Minnesota – it’s where I met my husband, honeymooned and dreamed of living. The north woods easily became the foundation for my first series, The Deep Haven series.based on a little tourist town along the shores of Lake Superior. I have to admit – I’m terribly jealous of Mona, the heroine of my first full-length book, Happily Ever After, a Christy Award Finalist published in 2004 with Tyndale/Heartquest.

Our family moved home from the mission field in June 2004 — and now we live in the beautiful town I’d always dreamed of! God has amazed me anew with His provision, and blessings — and allowed me a season when I can write full time for Him.

I ‘m delighted you’ve stopped in to visit. My hope is that you’ll be blessed and encouraged by soul-stirring stories of regular people interacting with a God who loves them.

I’d love to hear from you! I love getting mail, especially from readers and I welcome your questions and comments. Write to me at And, if you’re interested, sign up for my newsletter, a quarterly sneak peek into upcoming releases and projects. Thank you for your interest and support.

Susan May Warren

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