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Thursday, June 4, 2020
The Heart of a Hero - book review
Reading offers an escape from the COVID-crazy, upside down-ness of the world around us right now. If you're looking for that escape, might I suggest The Heart of a Hero, the latest release from Susan May Warren?
The Heart of a Hero takes you on a wild, heart-stopping adventure from the sailboat mishap beginning, to the "Omigosh, what happens next?" ending. But the majority of the book is set in a hurricane. I don't want to give too much away, but suffice it to say, this fast paced story is hard to set down.
As usual with a Susan May Warren book, the cast of characters is varied and complex. From main characters Jake and Aria, to the interesting supporting players like Aggie, a traumatized child whose father didn't know she existed, and a motley band of stragglers who shelter together out of necessity until the storm passes.
I like the way the author combines romance and adventure with plenty of factual "local color." For example, I know nothing about sailing, but the vivid explanations of the sailing scene in the first chapter make it so much more real. Bits of the story take place around the world, and she infuses so much reality into these that you can almost see the sun sparkle on the Mediterranean, or feel the cold of a perilous Alaskan rescue.
The Heart of a Hero is book 2 of Susan's Global Search and Rescue series. Book 1 is The Way of the Brave, which I immediately placed on my wish list upon finishing The Heart of a Hero.
The Heart of a Hero is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook, IndieBound, and Baker Book House.