I’ll Be There – Susan May Warren – Deep Haven #7, Montana Fire #4 – SDG Publishing – Published 16 May 2017
Smokejumper Conner Young can’t wait to marry the woman who’s stood by him for three years as he fought fires in the forests of the northwest. The only wound in the weekend is the lack of his best man–a brother whose murder is still unsolved. It’s unfinished business that haunts him, keeping him from truly moving on.
Liza Beaumont, long time Deep Haven artist is a survivor of a brutal grizzly attack. Struggling with nightmares, she’s not sure she’s ready to join Conner’s world. He’s a hero, yes, but his life is rife with danger and stress and frankly she’s not sure she has the courage to be the wife of a man who may not come home again.
When Liza’s wedding invitation unearths a witness in his brother’s murder, Conner’s hope of solving the case is reignited. Suddenly, it’s a choice between showing up to help Liza knit together their perfect day–or tracking down his brother’s killer. But when his investigation finds its way to Deep Haven, and Liza’s life is threatened, there may not be a wedding at all.
What happens when the smokejumpers from Montana Fire come to Deep Haven? Sparks, fire and hopefully…a happy ending.
Once again Susan May Warren delivers a brilliant novel that seamlessly combines faith, romance, suspense, and a charm that comes from familiar characters and settings.
I’ll Be There is a Deep Haven series and Montana Fire series crossover. It is also the second book to follow the characters Liza and Connor. At first I was a little worried about continuing Liza and Connor’s romance. I do love a happy ending. Haven’t Liza and Connor suffered enough? But their story had so much more to offer.
There is no end to the twists, tension, and wedding drama, woven throughout with Liza and Connor’s faith journeys and their journey as a couple. The are also so many familiar faces from the Deep Haven series, the Montana Fire series, the Christiansen Family series, and even the Team Hope series, so fans of Susan May Warren’s writing will love this story. It also introduces a few new characters who I would love to see get their own story.
Genre: Christian mystery-thriller.
Themes: Family, grief, secrets, PTSD, trauma, brothers, weddings.
Published: 16 May 2017 by SDG Publishing.