Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey

Finally Returned Home, Reef McKeena
Finds His Beloved Alaska Facing Its Greatest Threat
Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now, working together as search-and-rescue for Alaska's arduous Iditarod race, a growing attraction seems to be forcing aside old arguments. Then Reef catches Kirra sneaking from camp in the middle of the night. 

Kirra's uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank's daughter has been kidnapped. Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl's life--but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen. 

My review:
  I love a good Christian suspense novel, and Dani Pettrey has written five of them in the same series. It is unusual nowadays for a Christian fiction series to exceed three books, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out this series would have four books, and very happy when I heard a fifth was coming out. This was not a series I got tired of. Each book was just as, or more exciting as the ones that preceded it.

  Each book in the series focused on a different member of the McKenna family, and this book, Sabotaged, #5 in The Alaskan Courage Series focuses on the last member, Reef. As with the other four books, the book had a great plot, plenty of suspense and drama, and of course a romance. This book centered around the Itarod race in Alaska, and it was cool to find out a little of how that is done and what all is involved in it. It made a great backdrop for the story, and I got pulled into the story right away, but then the book launches into the suspense part right away and doesn't work slowly up to it. And once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. So I didn't. I sat in my Lazy Boy recliner and read through the book in one evening. I felt very satisfied, yet a bit sad at reaching the end of the series, but what a great end to the series it was.

 This five book series is the first thing Dani Pettrey has written, but she cemented her place in the Christian fiction market with her first book, and has made that place stronger with each book she has written. This final book should give her a solid and lasting reputation as a great author of quality Christian suspense. I am looking forward to her next series and can't wait to start on it.

About the author:

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged,ShatteredStranded, and Silenced, and new release, Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others.  

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, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. You can find her online at danipettrey.com.

Sabotaged and the rest of The Alaskan Courage Series is available from Bethany House Publishers, part of the Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Bethany House for the review copy.