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The Rescuer (O'Malley #6)

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  8,424 ratings  ·  191 reviews

Stephen O'Malley is a paramedic. He's been rescuing people all his life. But he's on the run now --- from the burden of his profession, from the grief of losing his sister, from a God he doesn't want to trust.


Meghan may be blind, but she's not crazy. Someone is walking through her house, going through her things, so she tu
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 19th 2005 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published January 1st 2003)
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Stephen gets the final book in the O'Malley series. A lifetime of working as fireman and paramedic, (view spoiler) takes his stress levels to the edge. He's always wanted a small town with a lake where he can fish and be a part time paramedic, but felt he had to keep Kate and Jack safe. Now they've got someone else to fill that role. To regroup, he runs for a year, leaving behind friends and family to enter himself in a new place without all the memories, bu ...more
The last of the O'malley series. I enjoyed the series. It was a mixture of romance and suspense in every novel. You have to read all of the books though in order to really understand each character. Even though the books are about each of the siblings, the other siblings are developed through out all the books. It would be really hard to understand what was happening if not read in sequence.

I liked the cool jobs that the O'Malley's had- athough realistically it may be a little far- fetched. Sti
I enjoyed the last book of the O’Malley series. Even though you know who the “villains” are from the beginning, it was interesting to see how the story & plot unfold. I like that although these stories are written by a Christian author they are not pushy about religion. As a Christian I am able to relate to the questions the O’Malleys all had and I enjoyed seeing how their perspectives changed through out the series. I thought this book (and the series) ended well, though I am a little sad t ...more
I thought the six books (seven if you count the prequel) in the O'Malley series were good books. A few of the earlier ones were fairly predictable, but still well written and intriguing. Book five was a tear jerker. This book was very good. Different from the others in many ways, but still enjoyable.

I would have liked the book to go into more detail on how things ended up for the main character. The other books had an advantage of being able to continue relationships into the subsequent books,
WOW! What a great story and ending to a great series! It's like the story of the O'Malley's has come full circle for all seven of them. This is one of those times when the story of the characters in a book or series have had such an impact on me personally that I'll miss them. It's kind of sad that this reading experience is over. We all need a friend or friends like each one of the O'Malley's.
I'll definitely be reading these books again in the future.
Meh. I started this - my husband is a paramedic - thinking that it would help me empathize with some of the stresses he has, and ended up (after reading a very choppy, gushing/stilted book) thinking :There are SIX more in this series? Woof.
Jeni Enjaian
This book had a decidedly different feel to it than the others. I enjoyed it, but not quite as much.

Much of the tension that drove the plots of the other books in the series was missing from this one. Henderson's random scenes from the perspective of the perpetrator seemed to serve only one purpose, reminding the readers that there was a suspenseful subplot to the story. Since she hadn't included scenes like this in the other ones, this inclusion felt a bit out of character.

I did like the slowe
By Dee Henderson. The O'Malley Series #6. Grade: A+.

Stephen O'Malley is a paramedic who has been rescuing people all his life. But he's running now -- from the burden of his profession, from the grief of losing his sister, and from a God he doesn't want to trust. He's run into a mystery. Stolen jewels are turning up in unexpected places, and his friend Meghan is caught in the middle of the trouble. Stephen's about to run into a night he will never forget: a kidnapping, a tornado, and a race to
Teresa Snyder
It can't be the end! I'm not ready to say goodby to the O'Malley's.

Stephen was our focus in this book. We first met him in book one, when he was having breakfast with Kate. His love interest, Megan, is a childhood friend. Megan had a crush on Stephen when she was a teenager and never really got over it.

Stephen had a very hard time dealing with the death of his sister. He's doing the only thing he knows to do. Run. The night he plans on leaving, he offers to give Megan a ride home to the small
Adrienne van der Watt
This was by far, my favourite of the series.

"He had spent a lifetime rescuing people. And all the last months had left him with was the certain knowledge he couldn’t carry the weight anymore. He didn’t want his pager going off. He didn’t want to have to face another person injured, bleeding, and trying to die."

Stephen tries running away from his life.

"He owed Jennifer. She’d asked that he be happy, settled, and at peace with life. With great passion, her smile, and her zest for life, she had
I have always enjoyed the writing of Dee Henderson and this one did not disappoint. I love how each of the O'Mally tribe with its closeness of adopted family help and support each other. This one focus was on Stephen the paramedic and his interaction with a young woman who is blind. Sometimes we get burned out in our profession and this was an excellent story about how it can happen and how in this case you can overcome, excellent inspirationa story.
This was the 6th book in the O’Malley Series by Dee Henderson. I loved this whole series. Stephen’s story is of a boy who couldn’t save his little sister when he was young and never really got over it; therefore he has spent a good part of his life trying to saving as many people as he can as a paramedic in Chicago. He has just lost his adopted sister Jennifer to cancer and is grieving and feeling burnt out. He quits his job (although his boss tells him is it a sabbatical) and just drives, tryi ...more
Debbie West
this was a superb Christian romance. i really liked the way Stephen slowly turned to God. he finally got it! the romance was good, Meghan was an inspiring character. and the intrigue, while not very suspenseful, was a very good plot! i'd recommend this book definitely!!! the only problem I had is that few detaills were given on HOW Meghan could do certain things while being blind. not enough info for me! otherwise, really good book!
Jodi Schiedel-Anderson
This was the second time I read this book, but the last was so far in the past that it was basically a new story to me. Meghan's story really made me think about people living with blindness, and that we shouldn't take anything for granted. It especially struck me when the book described how she loved to read, and started listening to audiobooks after the accident. I guess that hit me because I love reading and was currently reading, so to try to imagine suddenly not being able to was striking. ...more
Kedron Skiles
someone is stealing jewels. the Jewelry store owner died he left it to his friend. the friend started finding stolen jewels. the thief kidnapps her and leaves her in a house during a tornado.
Ashley Carmichael
A cute story but kind of a let down after the peak of the previous novel in the series as the plot returns to a kind of trite line. However I do truly enjoy the characters and overall message.
This is my third O'Malley book to read and I love the use of scriptures in this one. I love how Stephen battles with accepting Jesus as a friend, he thinks God is asking for too much and he may not be able to give it all. It's a book I can share with my friends who do not have a relationship with Jesus yet and I'm sure they would relate with it and understand. Go Dee Henderson!
Christian romantic suspense.
He's an EMT she's an ER doc who lost her sight. They work together to solve a jewel theft.
Last book in this series.
Some violence, no sex or swearing.
Debbie Roberts
Really love this author and her Christian fiction style. Clean content but great suspense and likable characters. This is book six in a 6 book series.
This is the last book in the O'Malley series and I'm sad to see it come to an end. Stephen was always present in the other books, but I was glad that we were really able to get to know him in this book. The love story between him and Meghan was very sweet and I liked how she had ties to the family when they were at Trevor House.

Kate and Dave having a baby was wonderful, but I wish that there would have been an Epilogue or more follow up on the rest of the O'Malleys. Maybe it's just me...but I w
Pamela Powell
Dee Henderson is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her characters are very believable. In her "O'Malley" series each of the O'Malleys come face-to-face with people who whole-heartedly believe in God. Each O'Malley has their own hangups to deal with in relation to becoming a believer. They all had horrible childhoods with deep scars but through other people around them, they begin to see that God loves them deeply and wants a relationship with each of them. Great books to make you think about ...more
Amanda Hunsaker
A very nice conclusion to this series. All of the family members have found some peace, happiness, and have overcome trials. An enjoyable series.
I think that this book is the cornerstone of this series! It pulled all the other books together into it and gave us the sadness tinged happily ever after for the family. Stephen's book resonated with me quite a bit, as his questions about Christianity were so similar to my own. His heroine is also unique and extremely likeable, and her faith after tragedy was very realistically written. This is one of those books that really makes you think, and I found it to be an absolute pleasure to read. Wi ...more
Michele bookloverforever
Jennifer's bible and diary help her brother find faith plus solve a crime or two and an enduring relationship with an old acquaintance....
Was disappointed with this one. The beginning was a little jumbled and I got confused for a moment. Just didn't have the same flow as the others.
This book was the best of the series. It wasn't as formulaic as the other ones. Dee Henderson has a way with compelling story. This story had me from page one.

The story starts right after the end of the last book. I don't want to spoil anything from that book and this one, but the last book had a very tough ending which affects Stephen, the main O'Malley. The way the story is written is very beautiful and a great way to wrap up the series.

One thing that troubled me was keeping up with all the O'
Alethea Hartwell
This was my favorite in the series. It was the most realistic I felt. And written well. The characters are quite enjoyable!
Maggie Shanley
Ok story of some orphan siblings, a paramedic who faints at the sight of blood, a blind woman and some jewel thieves.
2.5 stars
I found the story here to be a little on the light side, but it provided a satisfactory end to six book series.
Lynn Hallbrooks
Dee Henderson never ceases to surprise me with her talent for writing. As a reader, I had gotten use to her pacing for the previous books in the series. I was surprised by the slight differences in style for this one but as the book progressed I realized why the change was necessary. It helped to foreshadow events that I couldn't see coming until they were there upon me. I had to keep turning the pages towards the end for fear that I would not sleep until I saw the events through to their conclu ...more
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  • The Truth Seeker (O'Malley #3)
  • The Protector (O'Malley #4)
  • The Healer (O'Malley #5)
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