Monday, September 30, 2013


Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1)
Shattered (Alaskan Courage, #2)Stranded (Alaskan Courage, #3)

This is going to be a mini review. :-)

I jumped into the Alaskan Courage Series with Stranded, which is technically Book Three.
I like the characters so much that I now want to read the first two, Submerged and Shattered, and the next two after that!

Yep, there are five books in this series, one focusing on each of the McKenna siblings.
I think that is so cool... five books about a family.
The McKenna's are a spunky, zany, crew and they work their way into your heart as you read.
I really enjoyed seeing how they dealt with life and with the mysteries they uncover.

These books are all set in Alaska, of course, and they draw you into the different professions and callings of each sibling. In Stranded, it is a cruise line and a specific ship, the Bering.

Our McKenna sibling is Gage, and our main female lead is Darcy St. James.

I had never though much about cruise ships, but this paragraph says it all in a conversation between Darcy and a crew member.
"You don't have a clue about how the cruise ship world works, do you?"
"Cruise ship world?"
"It's its own entity."
"How so?"
He had her curious.
"Out on the open water, the ship is its own city, its own world.... It's self sustaining, set apart,
and operates under its own set of rules and agenda."

This is a unique setting for a chilling mystery!

Thank you Bethany House and Netgalley for my review copy. :-)

Did you know Dani is…

  • A consummate world traveler: Africa, South America, Australia—been there, done that.
  • A die-hard thrill seeker: heli-skiing, cave diving, storm kayaking—if it’s extreme, she’s there.
  • A bullet-dodging, high-speed-car-chasing, treasure-hunting adventurer.
  • An antiquities theft investigator, FBI agent, archaeologist, forensic anthropologist, and a detective who tracks down justice for a living.
 Okay, not really, but her characters are. And, that’s why she loves the passion God has placed in her for telling stories.
In real life, 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 one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters.

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