“Waiting for Dawn” is a short prequel to Susan May Warren’s “Flee the Night, first book in her Team Hope series. Written at readers’ requests for backstory on Lacey and Jim Micah, this novella gives a brief history of their earlier relationship and misunderstandings and choices that led to their separation. I read the Team Hope series several years ago and honestly do not remember very much about it except that I enjoyed it. I have read so many books since then that they sometimes get confused in my mind. After reading “Waiting for Dawn” I am wanting to reread “Flee the Night”. If only I had the time.

“Waiting for Dawn” is such a short story that I hesitate to divulge anything at all about the plot. It does involve what you might call a love triangle that includes Lacey Galloway, Jim Micah, and his best friend John Montgomery. A hostage situation culminates in a daring desert rescue. And most of all, one misunderstanding after another that result in what I considered to be a major wrong choice.

I am sure that those who requested the backstory of “Flee the Night” are satisfied with Warren’s novella. Like I stated earlier, it inspires me to go back and read “Flee the Night” again.


This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers and NetGalley.


In this prequel to Flee the Night—the first book in Susan May Warren’s critically acclaimed Team Hope series—Lacey Galloway leads a rather predictable life as a contractor for the Department of Defense. But news that Sergeant First Class Jim Micah is missing in action leads her on a dangerous trek overseas to rescue the man who secretly captured her heart.

Although her DOD connections quickly cut through the red tape, she also enlists the help of her ex-boyfriend and Micah’s best friend, Lieutenant John Montgomery. As they hatch a covert plan to find and rescue Micah, Lacey’s feelings are once again torn between the two men.

Filled with romance and adventure, this twisty tale will hold you captive to the very last page.


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Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan’s larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at Susan’s website.