Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful : Montana Fire

  • by Susan May Warren
  • Narrated by Jackson Nickolay
  • Series: Montana Fire
  • 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

CJ St. John never dreamed his epic summer as a smokejumper would end with a harrowing plane crash - one that crushed his pelvis and rendered him nearly an invalid. He wouldn't have made it through the dark night of pain and danger without brave fellow smokejumper Hannah Butcher. In fact, if he were to admit it, he probably fell in love with her that night.
Hannah Butcher had dreamed of being a smokejumper for years - but dreaming and doing are vastly different. During rookie camp, she would have given up if it hadn't been for CJ St. John urging her on. She probably fell in love with him then - but especially when he held her hand and kept her calm during their terrifying survival.
When Hannah discovers that CJ plans on skipping out on their mutual friends' wedding, she knows he's been lying to her about his recovery - and determines to give him the same stubborn encouragement he's given her by forcing him to attend. But when a blizzard detours them, and worse, they're run off the road, they'll have to face their darkest fears to survive. A Christmas story about the miracles that happen when the weather outside becomes frightful.

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A pleasant use of a few hours

CJ St. John and Hannah Butcher meet while spending a summer as smoke jumpers in Montana. For CJ, it ends with some serious injuries, and Hannah saving his life. For Hannah, it ends with the conviction that she'll never overcome her temptation to freeze in moments of crisis--that she shouldn't even complete her training as a nurse because she'll be useless.

They've both got a lot to work through. Each can see the other's strengths, but only their own weaknesses. Despite bonding as teammates in an online adventure game, they both avoid meeting for months, until finally brought together again.

They're both kind, decent, likable people, and despite their own self-defeating impulses, they fortunately have other kind, decent, likable people around to push them in the right directions.

It's a novella, so not very long, and a pleasant way to spend a few hours.
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- Elisabeth Carey

Loved This So Much!

If you could sum up Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful in three words, what would they be?

Overcoming Wounds & Fear


What other book might you compare Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful to and why?

I'd compare it to any of the books by Susan May Warren in the Montana Fire series or the Montana Rescue series.


What does Jackson Nickolay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator did a great job of doing the voices for both men and women in a believable way. I could really relate to these characters as he read the story.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Flashback scene to the night Hannah and CJ were stranded and CJ so wounded. Also, I loved the new epilogue added to the ending!!!!


Any additional comments?

I read the shorter version of this novella before the extended version came out and I am so glad I purchased the extended version and audiobook. Even the shorter version was great, but this one was just exactly perfect! It rounded out the whole story and the ending, in particular, I liked much more than in the shorter version.

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- Britt98

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2016
  • Publisher: SDG Publishing