I have enjoyed Dani Pettreys Alaskan Courage series.
The characters are interesting and draw you into each story.
I have had the chance to read Book 3&4 and now book 1.
Eventually I hope to read them all in order. Mainly because I have read them 9 months to 1 year apart. As drawn in as I become with the characters I know I would enjoy the series from the beginning up to the current.
If you are a fan of Christian Thrillers and Suspense you need to check out this series.
The author has an amazing website that is worth the visit.
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I have enjoyed each book and Submerged was no exception.
I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House.
This book has it all; suspense, romance, adventure and mystery. This was the first book I read of Dani Pettrey, and I really liked it. This is a suspense book but its not your average cop book. Every aspect in this book was excellent, except for the character development. I absolutely love the McKenna family but there is a lot of them and it was overwhelming at times. Once you learn all of their names and who they are, reading it becomes a lot easier. I have read this book two times and the second time was so much better just because I already knew all of their names and personalities. Dani Pettrey's storylines are always so different, therefore, so refreshing. I cant get over her writing abilities. This is the first book in the Alaskan Courage series and personally it was my least favorite, and that is saying something because I really do like it. If you have read this book, and didnt really like it, I would encourage you to continue reading the other books in this series. Hands down Dani Pettrey is my favorite author. I would really recommend this book as well as all her other ones.
Suspense, romance and danger with characters you'll love!!!
December 8, 2016
Submerged, the first book in the Alaskan Courage series by author Dani Pettrey, introduces the reader to the McKenna family of Yancey, Alaska. After a plane crashes into the icy waters off the Alaskan coast, Cole, eldest of the McKenna clan, and his siblings join in the recovery efforts. When one of the victims turns out to be the aunt of Coles first love, Bailey Craig, his heart resurrects the crushing pain experienced when Bailey broke his heart as a teenager. Bailey returns to Yancey for her beloved aunts funeral albeit reluctantly. Filled with shame and regret from past mistakes, Bailey tries to keep a low profile while in town hoping especially not to run into Cole. As fate would have it, however, Cole and Bailey are reunited after the investigation into the plane crash reveals that the event may not have been an accident. Coles best friend, Deputy Landon Grainger, enlists the two for help in solving the crime- Cole for his experience in outdoor adventure sports and scuba diving, and Bailey for her expertise in Russian history. As Cole and Bailey work together to solve the mystery of her aunts murderer, barriers from past hurts crumble allowing the two to explore a love that never left their hearts. Tales of sunken treasure, family secrets, and ties to the Romanov dynasty result in a page turning adventure as Cole and Bailey draw closer to the killer and to each other.
What I love most about this book is the theme of second chances. Cole and Baileys story unfolds with each chapter revealing the love each still holds for the other after all these years. Coles tenderness, gentleness, and patience with Bailey as she wrestles with her own demons of shame and guilt portray a beautiful, unconditional love paralleling Christs love for us. Not only do Cole and Bailey receive a second chance at love, but Bailey finally comes to realize that she has been fully redeemed and made new through Jesuss death on the cross. Her past sins no longer shackle her to a life of shame and judgement. What a poignant depiction of beauty from ashes. On a side note, I also thoroughly enjoyed the transitions beginning to occur in the relationship between Landon and Piper. Cant wait to read the next book in the series to see where the road takes their burgeoning relationship! I think Pettrey is going to be one of my new favorite authors!
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated for this review in any way.