Saturday, September 17, 2011

Falls Like Lightning... a book review

Falls Like Lightning, Shawn Grady, 978-0-7642-0597-2

"Smokejumper Silas Kent never expected to see pilot Elle Westmore again. In fact, reuniting makes him realize what a mistake he made all those years ago. But before he has a chance to try to make amends, he's called to lead a new crew into battle against a massive fire in the Sierra Nevadas.

And then things go very wrong, very quickly.

A suspicious engine explosion forces the crew to parachute early while Elle barely survives a crash landing. Silas reaches the ground safely, but in beginning a desperate race to reach the downed plane, he soon realizes he has more to fear than just a raging forest fire."   ~ the publisher

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Packed with suspense, mystery and a touch of romance, Shawn Grady has brought his characters to life.  From the opening fire-rescue scene to the closing drama, we are drawn into the life of smoke jumpers - unsung heroes who jump out of planes to fight the fires consuming forests, homes and the environment - and the pilots who willingly fly into danger.

Click here too learn more about the author Shawn Grady.

I enjoyed the book, but had a little trouble keeping all the characters straight in the beginning.  As the story unfolded, they became clearer.  With the use of flashbacks, we learn more about their history and backgrounds.   The author's firefighting background and knowledge shine through in this book.

To read the first 5 chapters, click HERE!

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I received this complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.




  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I typically enjoy books about smoke jumpers (even though I can't imagine doing a job like that). Thanks so much for the helpful review! Visiting from HHH.

  2. LOL, what I would give to have so much time to read! New follower from the Tiggerific Tuesday hop.


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