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The Heart Of A Hero by Susan May Warren is a fabulous contemporary Christian adventure suspense. It is the second book in the Global Search And Rescue series which promises to be thrilling.
Once again Susan May Warren has created a marvellous set of characters who will lodge in your heart and soul. The novel can be read as a stand-alone, however if you have read some of Susan May Warren’s other series, familiar faces do pop up.
The novel’s main themes are those of search and rescue (hence the series) – literally as characters are facing a hurricane, and also spiritually. God searches for us and rescues us from a life of disconnection from Him. “God always shows up in a storm.” No matter where we go, no matter what we’ve done, God longs for each and every one of us to know Him. Susan May Warren uses the literary device of pathetic fallacy. As the storm rages around characters threatening to disrupt lives, a spiritual battle rages within.
God says we are loved but we do not always listen to His voice. “Start blessing yourself instead of cursing yourself. Tell yourself the truth… I am loved.” We need to silence the lies from the enemy and see ourselves as God sees us.
We cannot work our way into God’s good books because our name is already there. Only by His grace are we in His book of life. We do not earn our place, it is a gift freely given.
We cannot stop life happening to us but we can always choose how to respond. There is always the choice to do the right thing but we do not always choose it.
Forgiveness is a major theme. God forgives. Others forgive. Why do we find it so hard to forgive ourselves? “You need to forgive yourself.”
God heals hearts. There is both spiritual and physical healing within the story.
As the novel closes, Susan May Warren has left it perfectly poised for book three – and I cannot wait to read that.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT Title: The Heart of a Hero
Series: Global Search and Rescue #2
Author: Susan May Warren
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Jake Silver may not be able to put the memories of his time as a sniper and Navy SEAL behind him, but at least he can put his skills to use as a part of the Jones Inc. rescue team. Saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair on Denali helped too. But now he can’t get her out of his head.
Aria has dedicated her life to helping children born with defective hearts. After all, she was one of those children. Driven to succeed, she lives a lonely, stressful life. One she would have lost on Denali if it hadn’t been for Jake. Jake is exciting and handsome, but he’s also dangerous, and she’s already lost one person she loves. She can’t bear it again.
It’s not until she finds herself trapped in the middle of a Category 4 hurricane that she can admit she needs Jake desperately. With their very survival in the balance, can they hope for a second chance at life . . . and love?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 MyBookTherapy.com, and Novel.Academy, a school for aspiring novelists.
CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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