Kallie and Hank are all set and ready to have their baby in a few weeks.
However, Hank needs to go on a research trip with their longtime friend and firefighter, Mitch Larke.
While Hank is higher up in the mountains with Mitch, the unthinkable happens-- A fierce storm with gusty winds reignites the smoldering embers at the Chimney Tops.
Kallie is stuck at home alone with no way to escape the fires roaring across the Smokies.
Will he and Mitch get away from the Chimney Tops in time?
Will Hank make it home to save his wife and unborn child from the fires roaring through their mountain home?
It'll take more than a miracle to save them this time.
Readers find out why the title is so appropriate, and I absolutely love it.
I want to thank Madison for the beautiful acknowledgment. I love it.
I felt Madison's depiction of becoming a mother was rather insightful, emotional and quite hilarious at times. An experience she so well creates lending on her personal life as a mother I am sure.
Smoky Mountain Raine is one of Sevier's best developed and detailed books. She has really expanded her range both in the world and cast she has created capturing and bringing to life her characters better and more vivid than ever.
I have to mention Penelope the PG - I could not stop laughing. I swear one of the things I love most about her writing is how honestly comical she is. I love her sense of humor its fabulous.
In connection with this I would totally love if Madison wrote a novella tied to this book. "Kallies Guide For Other Unicorns." Seriously. I think it would be great. What mother to be wouldn't love an honest realistic view of pregnancy from her perspective? I would.
I really enjoyed seeing Kallie as a mother to be. She speaks to so many women in her position or those who have been. Its worth the read whether you are a parent or not as a woman this really tugs the heart strings.
Also needs mentioning is her marriage with Hank. Coming into this stage of their lives experiencing the good and the bad together, the happy and the scary. Makes it all the more wonderful for me as a reader.
Smoky Mountain Raine has it all. Love, hope, comedy, romance, steam, fear, excitement. A full tornado of emotions.
I would like to see Madison exploring a romance series with a team of firemen at the head. How hot would that be? Pardon the pun but I know she'd blaze the pages.
Back to Smoky Mountain though I enjoyed getting a back seat as it were on Hanks research - in a strange way it made me feel closer to Madison as a writer which I enjoyed.
Smoky Mountain Raine will call to all women from all walks of life.
I loved that Madison was realistic about her characters struggles in life, both in work, marriage, and personal lives and feelings. It makes her cast so much more real and relatable because even in romance nothing is always perfect all the time and I like that.
Leaning on current tragedy with the forest fires going on its sad how a moment of forgetfulness, humans or nature, ignorance or vindictiveness can devastate so many others lives and do so much damage. However Madison also speaks to the resilience of human nature that they can overcome anything.
I felt so bad for Mitch and Rin on so many levels.
Life and relationships aren't easy. It can bring you love and it can bring you heartache, but even love can be overwhelming even with the burdens of everyday life accompanying it.
Sometimes you can lose yourself and find it hard to find your way back so you lose touch with the one you love as well.
I was really glad that we got a final scene with them at the end because it made it all feel complete once it was said and done.
In the end I lived with Kallie, I journeyed with her, worried with her, celebrated, loved and cheered for her.
Smoky Mountain Raine is Madison's best!
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