Here's to a new day. Praise the Lord His mercies are new every morning, because I don't know about all of you but I most certainly need a fresh helping daily. Reading the next book in the Montana Rescue series had me craving a mountain escape (maybe with a little less danger, but the romance can stay 😉) Living in Colorado, I get the amazing privilege of staring at the majesty of the Rocky Mountains every day, but I think it only deepens the longing to escape there. I've only recently discovered the healing and restorative powers of nature and being surrounded by God's amazing creation.
Growing up, I never had the opportunity to attempt skiing or snowboarding even though I was only a 2 hour drive from some of the nation's most renowned resorts, so when I started dating my now-hubby, I was excited to tag along and have him teach me the coolest (get it?) sport ever... yeah, I know I'm corny, but it amuses me. Anyway, my first trip down the slopes at Keystone took almost four hours and a complete breakdown. In retrospect, I'm amazed the man still asked me to marry him, but he stayed with me through the whole trip - encouraging me when I fell and cheering for my successes. God is so much like that in our lives. He's there for us through it all, trying to lead us down the best line, even when we falter.
A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I cannot get enough of this series and it's fantastic characters and themes. Gage, Ella, Ty, and Brette are wonderfully developed characters with almost immediate depth. A Matter of Trust grabs you right from the get-go and has you careening down a story line that you hope never comes to an end. The way this story works into the over-arching plot of the series is pure genius. Constant action keeps you on your toes, only slightly tempered by some heart-stopping romantic moments (can I get an AED over here, please!?) Making this a ride you don't want to miss. And maybe making you wish you were a world-class snowboarder. Get it HERE to see how amazing it is for yourself!
The spiritual themes in this book are so magnificent, as I've grown accustomed to with Susan May Warren. Her portrayal of the truth of God's unending grace and goodness tunnel into your soul and leave you feeling uplifted, full of hope and promise.
That epilogue, though... oh my goodness, thank goodness the next book in the series released this month, because I can't imagine having to wait another month. Grab Crossfire HERE (a novella about Kade, the manager of Ian's ranch) to hold you over, get a little more into just how Ian uses his talents to help save lives, and then you'll be ready for Troubled Waters!