Review: Where There’s Smoke by Susan May Warren

Where There's SmokeHaving spent the last couple of years reading every Christiansen Family novel and anxiously awaiting more books by Susan May Warren, I was so excited when her newest series came out this summer. Where There’s Smoke, book one in the series, was a novel that I could hardly set down!

The characters were wonderful. I connected with them right away…not only the main characters, Jed and Kate, but also some of the others on the team as well. The setting was simply amazing. The author did a great job of showing what was involved in being a smokejumper. I was captivated by all I read.

The tension between Jed and Kate was great! They had so much past wrapped up in each other and so many issues to work through. It was wonderfully complicated to see if they could untangle what was truly important from what wasn’t. And add in many, many terrifying situations where I felt my breath catch and hope that things would work out and I know that Where There’s Smoke is a book I will be re-reading many times! I immediately ordered book two on my kindle and have already devoured that story! I will get a review up for that one while I not so patiently wait for book three.

(5 stars)


Where There's SmokeFrom RITA award-winning author Susan May Warren comes a new action romance. Book 1 in the Montana Fire: Summer of Fire trilogy.

She’s a smokejumper afraid of fire…

Kate Burns is a legendary smoke jumper, known for her courage and willingness to risk everything to get the job done. Only she has a secret, one she won’t admit to anyone.

He can’t forget the love they once shared…

Supervisor Jed Ransom commands the Jude County Smoke Jumpers with a reputation as a calm, level-headed leader. Kate is the only one who’s ever gotten under his skin.

They must face the flames together…

A raging wildfire in the mountains of Montana brings Kate and Jed together to train up a new team of jumpers. Suddenly, they must face the past they’ve been running from and the secrets that keep them apart. When an arsonist goes after their team, Kate and Jed must face their deepest fears—and learn to rely on each other as they fight a blaze that could destroy them all.

In this first book of the Montana Fire: Summer of Fire trilogy, Kate and Jed are about to discover that where there’s smoke, there just might be a chance to start again.

Purchase Where There’s Smoke here.

Don’t miss the next books in the series:
Playing with Fire (Book 2)
Burnin’ For You (Book 3)



Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

You can connect with the Susan on her website, her blog, Facebook, Twitter, & Goodreads.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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5 Responses to Review: Where There’s Smoke by Susan May Warren

  1. lelandandbecky says:

    LOVE this book! I homeschooled my 6 children, and one of my daughters got me reading Susan May Warren when she first published. Her books are so uplifting and captivating!! Good review!

  2. carylkane says:

    Great review, Brittany! This series is on my radar! 🙂

  3. susandyer1962 says:

    Great review Brittany! I have got to read these books, seriously, like today!!!

  4. I enjoyed this book, too. Good review as always.

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