Saturday, March 2, 2013


Book Review

Book 2 in author Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series is titled Shattered and is a romance adventure story. But admittedly, it was the excitement/adventure that kept me reading late into the night. The story begins with a bang as sisters Piper and Kayden McKenna are awakened in the night by the sound of someone downstairs. And the story from there intensifies and does not let up. The McKenna family is shocked to learn that their youngest brother Reef is accused of murder and denied bail. The book is about the families’ search for the real killer.

The search takes the McKennas down into the Canadian Rockies and then to Southern California. Through all this the tension constantly builds. I could observe that they were getting closer and closer to the answers they were looking for and many times I thought, “This cannot end well.” The soliloquies spoken anonymously by the killer throughout the book contributed to the sense of foreboding.

While the sense of constant danger was my favorite part, I also enjoyed watching the sweet love story between Piper McKenna and deputy Landon Grainger develop. I liked how it became continually more obvious that they would be perfect for each other and how it took both of them time before they shyly admitted to each other their love. There was also the hint of a possible romance between one of the reporters and the middle McKenna brother Gage. I am looking forward to book three of the series to see what happens.

Lastly, I loved watching the spiritual journey of Deputy Landon as he struggled with a huge disappointment put on him by his earthly father. Watching him come to terms with his heavenly Father was inspiring. Gage McKenna also struggled with the idea of a God who cared about him and even his hard shell began to show a softening toward God by the end of the book. Both of the struggles of these men mirror struggles I have seen outside of a fictional world that friends and acquaintances go through. I enjoyed having a first hand look at God working in their lives.

I strongly recommend book 2 in this series. It was a good read on many levels. I received this book from the publisher in return for a review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Book

With All the Evidence Against Him, Only a Sister's Trust Can Save Him Now

When her prodigal brother Reef's return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him.

Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he's also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon's career in jeopardy.

When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself-and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada's rugged backcountry. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.

About the Author

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.

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Dani Pettrey is celebrating the release of Shattered with a Nook HD giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party {3/14}. 

Shattered Pettrey

One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Nook HD
  • Submerged and Shattered by Dani Pettrey {Be caught up in this riveting series.}
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 13th. Winner will be announced at the "Shattered" Author Chat Party on 3/14. Connect with Dani for an evening of book chat, trivia, and a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of Shattered and join Dani on the evening of the March 14th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 14th!

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