Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
Dani Pettrey

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

Yancey, Alaska was a quiet town . . . until the truth of what was hidden in the depths off the coast began to appear.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a small town. She's returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can handle the deep-sea dives and helping the police recover evidence. He can even handle the fact that a murderer
has settled in his town and doesn't appear to be moving on. But dealing with the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge.

She broke his heart, but she is not the same girl who left Yancey. He let her down, but he's not the same guy she left behind. Can they move beyond the hurts of their pasts and find a future together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Submerged, go HERE.

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.

Just in case you’re curious…The real Dani does love traveling. She’s been to some amazing places (Greece, Hawaii, the Keys) and there are many more she hopes to visit in the future.

And while she’s not quite up to sky-diving, cave diving or heli-skiing (too high, too enclosed, too cold!) she and her family love hiking, canoeing, wave jumping and a ton of other outdoor adventures a little further down on the risk scale.

Heidi Says . . . The day that this book arrived on my doorstep, I also received several others.  Though the review of this one was due several weeks out, it was definitely the most appealing to me; so I read it first.  And I pretty much devoured it! 

I loved this book.  It had all the elements of a great book for me.  Strong characters (my only issue with the characters were that there were a LOT of them, so at times it was hard to keep them all straight and know where they fit), difficult past, mystery, and light romance. 

I liked the setting, and the plot.  I will definitely be watching for more books by Dani Pettrey.  This was the first of her books that I have read; but it certainly won’t be the last.

I passed it along to Ashley when I was done and she zipped through it too, saying how great it was.  So, it passed both of the reader tests in our home!

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