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Summer of the Burning Sky series by Susan May Warren + First Line Friday

Happy Friday, reader friends! Today’s featured title is the perfect pick (in my humble opinion) for the first day of summer and all the days that follow! Check out the first lines and my review of Summer of the Burning Sky series by Susan May Warren below, then open the book nearest you and share the first line!


Summer of the Burning Sky series by Susan May Warren

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His knee had turned into a melon, achy and soft, and Tucker Newman’s entire body throbbed, right down to the marrow. Please, just give him one night without trouble.


Sky Doyle was going to get everyone killed. Including herself, but that would be small consolation to the horrific burning death of her smokejumping teammates.


He knew he didn’t deserve it, but Riley McCord wasn’t going to turn down Larke’s smile. Not when she looked at him with those sweet, pale blue-green eyes, grinning at him like he might be a bona fide hero.


my thoughts

With overlapping timelines, non-stop action, and sweetly steamy romance, this series is the perfect summer binge-read! New readers can jump right in with this series while fans of Susan May Warren’s Montana Fire and Montana Rescue series will reconnect with familiar characters.

Warren excels in crafting genuine, authentic characters, vivid story worlds, and intricate adventurous plots with foundational faith themes. While these three stories are tightly connected, each installment also has its own conflict or crisis and resolution, leaving readers eager to dive into the next book without the use of a cliffhanger ending.

If you’re fascinated by the ever-present Alaskan summer sun (like I am) then you’ll especially enjoy this smokejumping crew’s heart-pounding adventure! This is a series I plan to reread time and again and I highly recommend it!

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.


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8 thoughts on “Summer of the Burning Sky series by Susan May Warren + First Line Friday”

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse but I’m just getting into Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham so I’ll share the first line from that book here: “After letting an involuntary squeal escape, Penny pulled the yellow papers closer and pressed her lips to them.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of reading time!


  2. Happy Friday!

    I’m currently reading The Golden Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Buttercup and Julius plodded along ever so slowly as if the past days’ circumstances were thick mud around their hooves, weighing them down.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! ?❤?


  3. Love all of Susie’s books! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Until Then (Women of the Heartland Book 5)” by Gail Kittleson:

    “Sent Jerry packin’, didn’t we?”


  4. Hi Beth Erin, I love Susie’s books, and I also love reading summer-themed books while I’m freezing through winter in Australia!

    Today I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Caverns of the Deep by Jeanette O’Hagan:

    Zara walked towards the tall ebony gate, the first of seven leading outside.


  5. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner on my blog today. Here is the first line from the prologue:

    “Summer 1955
    We sat at the end of the dock, my father and me.”


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