Review: Sunrise by Susan May Warren

Wow! Sunrise has so many of the things that make Susan May Warren’s books some of my favorites. The majestic and wild setting was described beautifully, making me feel as if I was there. Events from the past caused family members to be separated from each other and provided tension between Dodge and his father. There was also a ten year separation for the two main characters, Dodge and Echo, which created great romantic tension and chemistry! I loved learning about them in the past, the way they had been friends and then more, before everything shattered.

I really felt for both Dodge and Echo. Echo broke Dodge’s heart ten years earlier, right after high school. She has regretted what happened every day of those ten years and has hoped Dodge would return and be able to forgive her. But when Dodge returns in the beginning of this book, he is carrying around a lot of anger and not looking to forgive anyone. However, circumstances ended up throwing these two together and opening Dodge’s eyes up to the fact that he never stopped loving Echo.

There is so much adventure and romance to this story. It is exactly what I was hoping for in this new series and I am so excited that it is only the beginning of the series. I’m really looking forward to reading the future books and getting to know the other Kingston triplets.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


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.



Susan May Warren

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.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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.
This entry was posted in book, book review, Christian Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.