Book Review | Sunrise

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Sunrise by Susan May Warren.

Book Blurb

Pilot Dodge Kingston has always been the heir to Sky King Ranch. But after a terrible family fight, he left to become a pararescue jumper. A decade later, he’s headed home to the destiny that awaits him.

That’s not all that’s waiting for Dodge. His childhood best friend and former flame, Echo Yazzie, is a true Alaskan–a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. Most of all, she’s living a life Dodge knows could get her killed. One of these days she’s going to get lost in the woods again, and his worst fear is that he won’t be there to find her.

When one of Echo’s fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. Plus, there’s more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

Will Dodge be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

Sunrise is the first explosive volume in a new nail-biting series from USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award-winning novelist of over sixty-five novels. An eight-time Christy award finalist, a three-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.

A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists. You can find her online at

From Author Website

Danielle’s Review

Sunrise by Susan May Warren is the first book in her new Sky King Ranch series, from Revell, and set in the shadow of Alaska’s gorgeous mountains. I bring up the setting right away because that is one of the (many) reasons I am excited about this book and the author did not disappoint! Not only did the setting play as a minor character, but the description transported me there as a reader.

I know when I pick up a Susan May Warren book, I will not want to put it down. Sunrise pulled me right in from the get go and I loved how the characters revisited past conversations and the emotion that went along with those thoughts. There was so much packed into this story.

I enjoyed the characters, too and it definitely made me anxious to read the next two books in the series to get to know the other brothers. I, admittedly, wanted to learn more about Dodge and his background, but as good stories do, the story stayed focused more on the immediate problems that they and the people and animals they cared about were facing.

If you’re looking for an intense read that won’t let you go, then grab a copy of Sunrise. The title is perfect and I thought it lovely how it wove as a theme through this entire Alaskan story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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