Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

This is one of those books that you cannot put down and carry around with you all day long so you can steal moments of delicious reading. It is a mystery and a romance – what a delightful combination.

It all starts with a plane crash in Alaska. Bailey Craig has to return to Yancey, Alaska to settle her aunt’s affairs and with that return comes all the old memories dredged up again. And also things are not as cut and dried as she thought. It turns out that her aunt was murdered and she becomes involved in finding out who the murder is, why they did it and finding them. She has to team up with her High School boyfriend, Cole McKenna, whom she betrayed in High School and bear the stares and gossip of townsfolk with long memories. But she is a new creation in Christ and Cole recognizes that. She just has to reconcile the guilt she feels over the entire matter and survive a dangerous encounter with her aunt’s killer.

Despite all the grisly murders involved, this is a feel good story about relationships, family and redemption. I can’t wait for the next installment! I received this book from Bethany House to review and right on the cover it says “Alaskan Courage Book 1” so I know there is a Book 2 in the works! Please write fast Ms. Pettrey.

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