Friday, September 6, 2013

{Book Review:} Stranded by Dani Pettrey (Giveaway!!)

My Review:
Stranded by Author Dani PettreyA fantastic new release from Pettrey!

It seems like it was yesterday I was giddy over the release of Shattered, and now here we are with the release of Stranded, the third in the Alaskan Courage series. Is it just me, or do Dani's books get better with each release? I mean, I really enjoyed Submerged and Shattered was even better, but I think Stranded takes the cake...for the time being, that is. We still have two more books after all. ;-)

Darcy St. James is awesome, and not only because of her name. She takes her faith seriously when it comes to her journalism by setting boundaries she refuses to cross. I loved how unwilling she was to compromise her values for undercover work. While Bailey still holds my number one favorite heroine spot, Darcy did come so close to topping her. After the brief glimpses we got with Kayden and Jake, I have a strong suspicion Kayden will try fight her way to the top of my favorites too.

Ever since Submerged, I've been curious to get to know Gage. In short, he is a hurting man running from God. Nothing about his healing felt forced or rushed. In fact, the pace read right. Though at first his faith is lacking, he makes up for it with good character. I adore his relationship with his family and the seriousness with which he takes his job. I look forward to seeing more of he and Darcy in Dani's future books.

To finish up, this is a wonderful novel! I was constantly guessing, and though I had some things right in the end, I had others wrong. The heightened suspense in the final hundred pages, glued me to the story until the end. I cannot wait to see what else is in store for this amazing family. I'm eagerly looking forward to Silenced! I recommend Stranded to ages 16 and up for mention of sex trafficking.

I received an influencer copy of this novel from the author in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks, Dani!

Back Cover:
When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances. 

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

But wait! That isn't all I have to share with you. Dani is hosting a MEGA giveaway!
In Stranded, Book 3 in author Dani Pettrey’s acclaimed Alaskan Courage series, reporter Darcy St. James knows something is wrong when her friend vanishes from her job on a cruise ship. Everyone else believes Abby simply left of her own accord, but something isn’t lining up, and Darcy knows the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby’s position.
Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock in Alaska for a few days of sightseeing. He’s surprised to find Darcy onboard one of the ships, working undercover as a reporter.
Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they dig, the more they realize they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
To celebrate the story, author Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the ALASKAN ADVENTURES Sweepstakes, and your chance to win one of three fabulous prizes connected with the story!
Enter the Alaskan Adventures Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey! 
With $600 dollars in prizes, you don't want to miss this sweepstakes! Click on the image and follow the instructions on the page to be entered. The contest has already started and will end Sept. 19th 11:59pm, so enter today!


  1. I love the first two books in the series and I can't wait to read Stranded! Great review, Rosie!

    1. I'm sure you'll love it, Jillian! :D Thanks!

  2. Yay! So happy you liked this one, Rosie - I think Submerged is actually still my favorite (loved Cole and Bailey!), however each book has been memorable and are unquestionably favorites. :)

    Cannot wait for Silenced either. :)

    1. :-D Dani's books are definitely for the keeper shelf, that's for certain.

  3. WOO!! Rosie, thanks so much for helping us spread the word about the sweepstakes and Dani's wonderful books. I so appreciate your help!

    Cheering you on,

    1. No problem, Kelli! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Rosie, thanks for a wonderful post! What a delight to see all your hard work looking so beautiful here. Thank you so much! ~Amanda

    1. You're very welcome, Amanda. Thank you! :)

  5. Rosie, Thank you so much for taking time to read and review Stranded. I'm thrilled you enjoyed Gage and Darcy's adventure, and I really appreciate your thoughtful review? Thanks for your continued support :)

    1. Hey, Dani!
      Thank you for the sending me a copy! You are very welcome. I love spreading the word about great books. :)


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