Book Review: ‘Danger on the Ranch’ by Dana Mentink

My rating: 5 stars!

‘He’s not my God, and frankly, I can’t understand how He can be yours, after what’s happened to you.’

Dana Mentink kicks off a new series, Roughwater Ranch Cowboys, with this novel and this one is anything to go by, it’s going to be great! Mitch Whitehorse retires from the US Marshals after his vile brother is sentenced to life in prison for capturing and killing women, a true serial killer. There is nothing good in this man. Then his brother escapes and comes gunning for Mitch. And the woman he was married to when he was killing women. Only she had no idea what he was doing. Now Jane also shows up, to warn Mitch, she says, but he doesn’t believe her. How could she have been married to his brother and not known he was such a vile and heinous criminal? But now she’s got a toddler with her, one she has kept secret. And they need protection. Can Mitch truly look past his brother’s offenses and keep this woman and her son safe? Even if he doesn’t believe her story?

This book started off with a bang and kept going throughout. I love Dana’s suspense novels and she outdoes herself with this one. Truly. The bad guy in this one is truly a vicious person and she explores the thought that how can God love someone this cruel? A wonderful novel with a great spiritual theme. And Mentink introduces us to the people that will be featured in the upcoming series and I am really looking forward to them each having their own book! Well done!

*My thanks to the author for a preview copy of this book. All opinions stated here are entirely my own.

Publisher: Love Inspired

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

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About Dana

Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two teen girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear is retired from the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.

Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and a two time ACFW Carol Award winner. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She is honored to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Harvest House Publishers. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.


  1. 2015 Heart of Excellence Finalist for Return to Pelican Inn
  2. 2014 ACFW Carol Award Winner for Jungle Fire
  3. 2013 ACFW Carol Award Winner for Lost Legacy
  4. 2012 Award of Merit in the Holt Medallion Contest
  5. Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest, inspirational fiction, 2008
  6. Women on Writing Flash Fiction contest, 2007
  7. Long and Short Reviews Best Romance of 2007 nomination
  8. Get Your Stiletto in the Door Contest finalist, 2005
  9. ACFW Book of the Year Finalist, 2009
  10. 2010 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner

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