Sabotaged, Alaskan Courage Series #5   -     By: Dani Pettrey
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Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now paired together on Yancey's search-and-rescue canine unit, they begin to put aside old arguments as they come to see each other in a different light. Then a call comes in from the Iditarod that will push them to their limits.

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. In order to save her, the man must use his knowledge as a mechanical engineer to do the kidnapper's bidding or she will die. 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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 076421196X
ISBN-13: 9780764211966
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Series: Alaskan Courage

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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.

Pettrey is the Winner of the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Romantic Suspense

"Pettrey keeps the stakes high for her characters and her readers who know and love the whole McKenna clan will be pushing for romance to bloom as suspense mounts." Booklist about Silenced

"Readers who enjoy Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon, and DiAnn Mills will add this to their to-read list." Library Journal about Stranded

"I have not been this enthralled since the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson!" Christian Manifesto

Author Bio

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the author of the bestselling romantic suspense novels Silenced, Stranded, Shattered, and Submerged, winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion for First Novel and the Colorado Romance Writers 2013 Award of Excellence. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. She can be found online
at www.danipettrey.com.

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  1. Plymouth MA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Instant action, instant intrigue, insurmountable circumstancesinterwoven with romance and Alaskas beauty.
    March 1, 2015
    debhgrty
    Plymouth MA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Deb's Dozen - Instant action, instant intrigue, insurmountable circumstancesinterwoven with romance and Alaskas beauty.

    Reef McKenna, the rash rapscallion of the family McKenna, of the family McKenna, has reformed. After being accused of and acquitted of murder, he turned his life around. Finding a relationship with Christ was a huge part of his journey.

    Kirra Jacobs, the girl hes cared for since he was a young boy, is paired with him on the Iditarod Search and Rescue (SAR) team. Kirras always been the good girl, always ready to chew him out when he screwed up, so Reefs concern drives him to follow her when she sneaks out of quarters in the middle of the night.

    Kirra is incensed when Reed stops her, then admits she is concerned because her uncle, Frank, is missing. He alone of all the teams in the race has not checked in. This kind of behavior is highly unusual for Frank, so Kirra is determined to take one of the snowmobiles and go looking for him. Reefs not about to let Kirra go off on her won and finally convinces her that where she goeshe goes.

    They find Frank, who warns them offkidnappers have taken his daughter, Meg, and unless he meets their demands, she will be killed. Willing to do anything to save his daughter, Frank has agreed to do what they have asked. Hearing the noise of another snowmobile, Frank is quickly off.

    Reef and Kirra at first think the snowmobiler is part of the SAR team, but find out otherwise when the man pulls a gun. Kirra makes it safely to the trees, but a shot grazes Reef. After she pulls Reef to safety, they elude the man and make their way safely to a cave Kirra knew about from working the race with her uncle and Meg previously.

    With Reef and Kirra now missing, too, Darcy and Gage and the rest of the McKennas get involved. What has Frank been asked to do? Where is Meg? Who shot Reef and disabled their snowmobile? Will they make it to camp safely? Mush along with them on the Iditarod and elsewhere to find out.

    Sabotaged is Dani Pettrey at her best. Instant action, instant intrigue, seemingly insurmountable circumstances, all interwoven with a growing romance and beautiful Alaskan scenery. Sabotaged wraps up the Alaskan Courage series nicely except for those of us who have fallen in love with the McKenna family and would love to read more of their adventures. Five books in the seriesfive stars for each!

    Dani Pettrey is a delightful, personable author with a number of awards to her credit. Shes won the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT medallions, two National Readers Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailings Best, among others.

    Last January, as I sat in the lobby after the Writer to Writer Conference, I thought I saw Dani walking through the lobby. I messaged her to ask if she was indeed in Hersheyshe was! She nicely came down, and we had the opportunity to chat for a few minuteswhat fun and how kind of her to do so!

    I look forward to reading many more Dani Pettrey books in the years to come!

    Bethany House Publishers gave me a copy of Sabotaged for my candid review.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Conclusion to this Awesome Series!
    March 1, 2015
    i blog 4 books
    After reading the first four books in Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series, I was a little conflicted about the release of Sabotaged, which is the fifth and final book in the series. I mean, of course, I was excited for another Dani Pettrey novel (who wouldn't be?!) but I hate saying farewell to characters I've come to know and love (the McKennas, y'all!).

    Sabotaged is a slight departure from the rest of the series. It doesn't feel quite as adventurous because much of the story takes place away from the race. And the overall pace feels much slower. However, as the story progresses and the clues begin to fit together, I felt the urgency fueling the characters' actions and got swept up in the mystery.

    It was also interesting to see Reef and Kirra finally be thrown together after getting hints that there could be a romance between the two of them earlier in the series. They've known each other since Kindergarten, so a lot of the "get to know you" stuff is out of the way. In Sabotaged, we get to see them get to know each other as adults, work through baggage from past relationships, and figure out their feelings for each other. Although it happened pretty quickly, the relationship felt natural. I really enjoyed digging into Kirra's pastbetween a tragedy in college and family secrets, there's a lot to explore there. I wish we could have gotten in on more of Reef's past and the change that's come about.

    As always, one of my favorite aspects of a family series is getting to connect with other characters/siblings from previous books. Two of the other couples played significant roles in Sabotaged, and a wonderful epilogue at the end tied the series together quite nicely.

    If you've somehow missed out on this series, I highly recommend it! While each book can be read as a stand alone novel, I think you should read them in order for maximum enjoyment. [3.5 stars]

    I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sabotaged
    February 27, 2015
    CherylB1987
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage Book #5) - eBook.
    Dani has done it yet again! Written another book that is a masterpiece!! I hate to see this series come to an end, but I know there are more wonderful books yet to come from Dani! This book is so intense, full of suspense, danger and romance all rolled into one! Just when you think that you have it figured out, things change. You will be riveted to your seat reading this book. Make sure that you order your copy today. 5 stars!
  4. Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great finish to the Alaskan Courage Series!
    February 26, 2015
    Jess88
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    If you are looking for an explosive, engaging adventure full of frenzied furry in a frigid location with an intriguing backdrop look no further than Dani Pettrey's SABOTAGED

    Reef and Kirra are interesting and easy to relate to characters, and I've enjoyed how they have been interwoven into previous Alaskan Courage books. The romance in this book was not my favorite of the McKennas, mostly because I thought one of the romantic scenes at the beginning of the book was kind of dumb, but it quickly got better! The plot is packed with mystery and action, as Reef and Kirra race to save her cousin and their beloved Alaskan Wilderness. I thought the plot sometimes became almost reiterating as the two spent most of their time driving or interviewing suspects, I understand that's what they had to do to solve the case it just got kind of tiring. But as a whole, it was well thought out and an interesting take on the vulnerabilities of people, passionate environmentalist and those who are out for revenge. The Faith element is very strong in this book. Understanding why God allows bad things to happen, how he helps us to heal, and trusting again were all covered in a very strong and powerful way. One of the things I really appreciate about Pettrey's writing is that she tackles some really hard issues without going into so much detail as to horrify the reader, but also doesn't gloss it over, she did a great job of showing her characters as being committed to purity, without preaching about it.

    I was eagerly looking forward to the last book in this series. By the time I finished, it was sad to say goodbye. I've come to love the McKenna family and I wish there were more adventures to come. However the series wrapped up everything very nicely in the end!

    I highly recommend this book to those who like mysteries and anyone who enjoys Christian romance!

    * I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.

    Favorite character banter:

    "Man." Reef whistled."I really get under your skin, don't I?"

    "Ha." She bit The inside of her cheek as the flames flash higher, devouring the newly added branches.

    "Good comeback"

    She took a deep breath, expelling it in a rush.

    "Contrary to what you think, you have no effect on me whatsoever."

    "your heartbeat skipping along the curve of your neck seems to suggest otherwise."
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sabotaged
    February 25, 2015
    Jocelyn
    Sabotaged is the 5th and final book in the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey. Having read the previous books, it was good to see the McKenna family back on the adventure trail.

    The Iditarod race is an annual dog sled race. When Kirra Jacobs uncle and cousin go missing, the adventure begins. The McKenna siblings join forces to find the missing musher and his daughter. Kirra must slay her own giants as she seeks out who is involved. Although this is a good Christian fiction book, it was my least favorite in the series. The mystery was entertaining, yet I felt that there were times when the story line dragged. I did love the ending, as we glimpse into the future lives of the McKenna family.

    I would love to read anything else that Dani Pettrey writes as I think she has a way of breathing life into her characters.

    I was sent a copy of this book by Bethany House for my honest review
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