Monday, July 9, 2012

An Alaskan Adventure -- Submerged

Submerged, Dani Pettrey's debut novel, is full of adventure, suspense, and history -- with just the right amount of romance!

Bailey Craig has no intention of ever returning to Yancey, Alaska, where she is sure her reputation from years ago is still alive.  But when she receives word that her dear Aunt Agnes has died in a plane crash, she has no choice but to go back long enough for the funeral and to take care of Agnes' business.  Avoiding Cole McKenna is impossible, especially as it becomes apparent that there is much more to the plane crash than first appeared.  Only Bailey and Cole together have the knowledge and skill needed to solve the mystery as the number of murders continues to grow.

Seeing recommendations on the book cover by two of my favorite suspense authors -- Dee Henderson and Lynette Easton -- made me hopeful that reading this book by a new author would be worth my time.  And I was not disappointed in the least!  Dani drew me into the story right away with her vibrant characters and exciting storyline.  And she beautifully intertwined important lessons of faith and forgiveness, particularly forgiveness of self.

There's a downside to having read this book . . . now there's the months'-long wait to learn more about the McKenna family in book 2 of the Alaskan Courage series.  But if Shattered is anything like Submerged, it will definitely be worth the wait!

This book was provided free by Bethany House for my honest review.

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. Visit her website at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reading Submerged, Pam. So glad you enjoyed Cole and Bailey's adventure :) Blessings.