Contemporary Fiction, Review

Knox by Susan May Warren + First Line Friday

Happy Friday, reader friends! Check out the first line of the sweetly swoony and action-packed first book in the Montana Marshalls series, Knox by Susan May Warren below, then open the book nearest you and share the first line!

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Knox by Susan May Warren

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Oh goody, now Knox got to watch his troublemaking little brother break his ornery neck.


 Guess what book I am currently re-reading! (hint: “Nice. Safe. Knox.”) Eeeeep!
Remember him from our beards and brawn cover love post?!

Readers have come to expect a certain level of adventure, suspense, and romance from Susan May Warren and she continues to deliver these enthralling, unputdownable stories! As an added bonus, the Marshall’s family home sounds beautifully serene and there’s a converted Greyhound tour bus (oh how I love reading about all forms of camping)!

Knox holds a special place in my reader heart because I have a serious soft spot for mister steady heroes. The quiet ones who are safe, kind, and steadfast melt me into a satisfied puddle of reader goo. Even when Knox experiences disappointment and heartache, he just keeps on keeping on with a hearty dose of “get ‘er done!” He’s equal parts strength, compassion, and determination.

Kelsey is a modern-day damsel in distress but she’s also incredibly strong, resilient, and capable. I don’t listen to music often (although I love it, I find that my brain gets overwhelmed with background noise) but I did enjoy all the modern country music and songwriting references in the story. Kelsey’s past is painful yet powerfully inspiring.

Personally, I love the way Warren’s stories are intertwined (yet able to stand alone) within an ever-expanding fictional universe. The sense of finality and loss we readers experience at the end of a series is replaced by the joy and comfort in knowing that we will likely cross paths with our fictional friends in a future story! I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the series!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


The Montana Marshalls series

Knox by Susan May Warren Tate by Susan May Warren Ford by Susan May Warren Wyatt by Susan May Warren Ruby Jane by Susan May Warren


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7 thoughts on “Knox by Susan May Warren + First Line Friday”

  1. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Amber Lynn Perry’s new book, Upon My Heart Forever. Here I’ll share with you the first line from Chapter 9 of the same book.

    “The edges of her carefully constructed barrier sloughed away, despite her misgivings.”


  2. “I can’t believe she came here without letting us know ahead of time.”
    Ruby Glick paced outside on the front porch. She doubted her older brother, Timothy, and his wife, Patience, realized she could hear their conversation through the screened windows—a conversation about her.
    THE TEACHER’S BRIDE by Kathleen Fulller
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  3. I cannot wait to read this book!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Moments We Forget by Beth Vogt. You can check that out here: I’m currently on chapter 20, so I will share the first couple of lines from there.

    “I should do something more to make today feel festive — more Christmassy. But turning Spotify to holiday music would have to do.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! ?❤️?


  4. My first few lines are from The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep. I just finished this fabulous book!
    Southampton, England 1815

    Was it wicked to say goodbye with a smile? Wrong to feel happy about leaving one’s family behind? Surely only a sinner’s heart would harbor such uncharitable emotions…wouldn’t it?


  5. I’m sharing from Ladies of Intrigue, a collection of three novellas by Michelle Griep. Here’s the first line of the third novella, A House of Secrets:

    “He’s late. Are you worried?”

    Happy Friday and happy reading!


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