Monday, February 25, 2013

Shattered by Dani Pettrey and a giveaway

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 back country. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step. 
My review: 
    Dani Pettrey is a new author on the Christian fiction market, this being only her second book. I read the first book in the series, Submerged, and thoroughly enjoyed it and fell in love with the fictitious family the series revolved around and as soon as I finished it, started waiting for the next book, and it has finally come.
  Shattered surpasses Submerged. Authors often improve with each book they write, and though Dani didn't need to improve, she did. I fully intended to read part of the book and finish it the next day, but it was so good, so full of suspense and action, that I could not put it down. She has brought back the McKenna family, and this time one of the family, Reef,  the rebel baby of the family, has been found at the scene of a murder, and he looks guilty as sin. The rest of the family, and family friend Deputy Landon Grainger are determined to prove Reef's innocence, no matter where on the globe they have to travel.
  There is a lot to like about this book. It has a family banding together to save one of their own, suspense, drama, action, and romance. I liked all of the characters, and Landon came to the forefront and his struggles to do things on his own. If there is a message to be gleaned from the story, it is that no matter how hard we try to do good on our own, no matter how hard we try to escape our past, only surrender to God and turning our lives over to Him is going to get us anywhere.
  This is the second book in a series, but they can be read in any order and they can stand alone. It is available from Bethany House Publishers. Thanks to Litfuse and the author for the review copy.

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.
Visit her website at

 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!