Thursday, September 22, 2011

Falls Like Lightning

Falls Like Lightning

by Shawn Grady

Silas Kent is a smoke jumper who doesn't like to stay around one place for long. Elle Westmore is a pilot who flies smoke jumpers into the trenches. The two of them dated years ago, before Elle had her daughter, Maddie. Silas broke up with her to move to Alaska.When they meet up again to tackle a worsening wildfire, sparks fly again...but will they stay together this time?

I have to admit - this was not one of my favorite books. The characters and story had great potential - but to me, both seemed to fall flat. I sensed no chemistry between Silas and Elle, and some elements of the story were confusing and I found myself wondering what had just happened.

It is possible that others would enjoy the story. It seems like one that men, rather than women, would enjoy, due to the rapidly moving storyline and less emphasis on the emotional aspects. I think I would rate this book a 3 out of 5.

Read an excerpt from the book below:

Falls Like Lightning

About the author:

Shawn Grady signed with Bethany House Publishers in 2008.  He was named “Most Promising New Writer” at the 39th Annual Mount Hermon Writers Conference. He is the author of the novels Through the FireTomorrow We Die & Falls Like Lightning.
Shawn has served for over a decade as a firefighter and paramedic in northern Nevada. From fire engines and ambulances to tillered ladder trucks and helicopters, Shawn’s work environment has always been dynamic. The line of duty has carried him to a variety of locale, from high-rise fires in the city to the burning heavy timber of the eastern Sierras.
After graduating from James Logan High School in Union City, California, Shawn attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego as a Theology undergrad. There he found clarity of direction and proceeded on to acquire an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology as well as Paramedic licensure through Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.

Shawn currently lives in Reno, just outside of Lake Tahoe. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, three children and yellow Labrador.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. Great minds think alike, huh? I wanted to wait to read your review until I'd finished the book and written my own, and wouldn't you know, your reaction was the same as mine!