Book Review: ‘Her One And Only’ by Becky Wade

First off, this is a re-read for me. I devour Becky Wade’s books as soon as they are released. I have now re-read 3 of her books just in the last two weeks. My opinion of them has not changed. In fact, it’s grown. I love and love Wade’s strong spiritual element she so boldly proclaims in her books. This book is in her Porter Family series and is youngest sibling Dru’s story. I highly recommend them!

About The Book:

2017 Christy Award Winner

Gray Fowler, star NFL tight end, is being pursued by a stalker, so his team hires a protection agency to keep Gray under the watch of a bodyguard at all times. When Gray meets Dru Porter, an agent assigned to him, he’s indignant. How can an attractive young female half his size possibly protect him?

But Dru’s a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt. She’s also ferociously determined to uncover the identity of Gray’s stalker. And she’s just as determined to avoid any kind of romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past. But the closer they get to finding the stalker, the closer they grow to each other. As the danger rises, can Dru and Gray entrust their hearts–and their lives–to one another?

About Becky Wade

Becky is the Carol and Christy award winning author of heartwarming, humorous, and swoon-worthy contemporary inspirational romances.

She loves to connect with readers via her web site,, and via her Facebook author page,

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She’s been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

These days, you’ll find Becky in Dallas, Texas failing to keep up with her housework, trying her best in yoga class, carting her three kids around town, watching TV with her Cavalier spaniel on her lap, hunched over her computer writing, or eating chocolate.

My Rating: Still 5 Stars!

This book was outstanding! Becky Wade’s very first book made me aware that she was an author I wanted on my favorites list. I still feel that same way.

This book concludes Wade’s ‘Porter Family’ series, which includes 4 books. I am not ashamed to say that I’m sorry to see it come to an end. This family has surely grown on me.

We do get to catch up with the family members from previous books, which was an absolute delight and have a super surprise from one set. Oh, how I loved it.

Becky Wade has a knack for creating characters that are real and believable to the reader. They have real problems and real emotions. In fact, she plumbs the emotional depth of these folks she writes about. I find myself in tears reading her books, almost wanting to pray for these people!

Dru Porter and Gray Fowler captured my interest and didn’t let go till the very end of the book. I think I know why Becky Wade saved the only girl in the Porter siblings for last. Dru Porter was a great character. Loved this book and the interaction between the two was perfect and the romance was perfect.

However, what draws me in about Becky’s books is the spiritual depth that she includes. She is not afraid to stand strong on the Gospel of Christ and His work in the lives of believers. This is of great importance to me. The spiritual theme she weaves through her books is powerful and amazing. This one ministered to me in a situation I’ve been facing, in fact.

I am excited to read her new series. I only wish it was right now!

*I was provided a copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.

August 28, 2019. Just finished a reread of this book and it’s just as good the second time around! Becky Wade does not disappoint. I even highlighted new passages this go round!

Becky includes some seriously great spiritual content in her books. This one reflected back on the previous siblings and especially Meg and Bo Porter’s struggles in having a child. God is powerful in these pages.

Two Book Reviews: ‘Under The Honey Moon’ & ‘A Honey of a Christmas’ by Jessica R. Patch

Let me start off by saying I’ve just finished a reread of both of these books. I absolutely adore Jessica Patch! She never fails to evoke the emotions of her readers. She is totally the bomb at working her dry wit into her books. I love that! These two novellas are so very good! And they are available right now for .99 each! You can’t beat it with a stick, people! And they are the kind of book that makes you want to start reading all over again as soon as you read the last word! Since I didn’t have a blog when I read them, I’m combining both here in this blog post. Go buy these books.

About Under The Honey Moon:

A honeymoon cottage reunites a pair of childhood friends. Can it offer them a future filled with a happily-ever-after?

When B&B owner Juliet Miller’s childhood crush shows up on her doorstep, she thinks he’s come to honor a pact and pop the question. But he’s already engaged and offers her a bargain she can’t turn down. Bowie Nichols has always seen Juliet as a friend until shifting feelings has him second guessing whether or not he’s marrying the right woman. (less)

About Jessica Patch:

Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. When she’s not hunched over her laptop or going on adventurous trips in the name of research with willing friends, you can find her watching way too much Netflix with her family and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter at

My Rating: 5 stars!

Jessica Patch once again bring it with this novella. I absolutely devour everything she writes! Her sense of humor is just wonderful and I find myself laughing out loud all during her writing. This was particularly delightful and I look forward to hearing more about little town. Quirky, easy to love characters blended together with Patch’s trademark dry wit and rom com talent makes for a terrific read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. My opinion is my own.

August 25, 2019
Just reread this and enjoyed it to pieces all over again!

About The Book:

They say opposites attract; it’ll take a Christmas miracle to keep this couple from killing one another!

Agnes Piercy is finally going to make her mark now that she’s in charge of the Honeyhaven Winter Wonderland. She’s created a new event this year—Santa’s Village—which will bring in tons of tourists and money for charities and church ministries, and secure her a full client list when she opens up her own event planning business. But things go haywire from the get-go, including her feelings for one Tuck Renner.

Tuck Renner has been tasked (against his will) with building the Santa’s Village which means taking orders from Miss Bossy Pants herself—Agnes Piercy. But she’s off to a seriously rocky start. Feeling sorry for her, and a lot sorry for himself having to hear about it day in and out, he vows to make this the greatest event ever. But things don’t go as planned. However, they may go exactly like they were meant to.

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘I’m going to let that jab go due to the fact you’re having a nervous breakdown.’

Jessica Patch’s latest in her Honeyhaven novella series is sooooo good! I just busted out laughing on page 2! Big. The woman has a wit that will slay you.

She takes us into Honeyhaven, MS at Christmas time as Agnes Piercy, who wants to build her own planning business, is busy creating the Santa’s Village for the sweet little town. But Agnes needs help, so she turns to her good friend Tuck Renner. Tuck runs his family’s construction business and just happens to be drop dead gorgeous with a super duper sense of humor. Tuck is always ready to help our wherever he can, so he agrees to help Agnes renovate an old theater that has been donated for their town’s Christmas festivities. He already doesn’t have time for it, but he can’t say no when someone needs help, so he is planning to burn the candle at both ends.

Agnes and Tuck have spent years picking at one another and arguing to beat the band. Good naturedly, of course. Now, with them spending so much time together readying the theater for Christmas, they are beginning to see that, well, they like each other in a different way. But neither one wants to admit it and tries to run from it.

Jessica Patch is at her very best here. The banter between Tuck and Agnes is absolutely hilarious. And there are some seriously precious moments here. I admit I got leaky eyed a few times. Patch is great at suspense, as evidenced by her Love Inspired suspense novels, but she is an amazing wit. And she can do romance like nobody’s business. I loved it. Every. Single. Minute. Don’t miss this, folks. Everybody needs to read this novella this Christmas.

*My thanks to the author for a preview copy of this book. My opinion is entirely my own.

August 26, 2019. I just finished a reread of this book and it was even better the second time around. Patch has the ability to evoke such strong emotions in her readers. Highly recommended.

Book Review: ‘Four Dreams of You’ by Sondra Kraak

About The Book:

Unfulfilled dreams have left Grace Thomas vowing not to let her imagination roam wild again. Resigning herself to the goal of owning a dress shop, she accepts a position as a housekeeper at Monaghan Lumber Camp in order to earn funds. The plan is simple, easy, and safe. But Torin Monaghan is not. The reclusive brother who seems indifferent to her presence is ironically the one stirring up her imagination.

Torin Monaghan will not be deterred from his passion to preserve the beauty of nature. Even if it appears as if he’s going against his family. Even if the quirky and wistful seamstress invading his space is proving a distraction. To his frustration, Grace Thomas is not easily dismissed, and neither are the ways she’s opening his eyes to a different sort of beauty.

When past threats bring new trouble to Pine Creek, Torin and Grace must become vulnerable—to each other and their community—and through risk, discover that reality is more fulfilling than their dreams.

About Sondra Kraak

A native of Washington State, Sondra Kraak grew up playing in the rain, hammering Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. After attending Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, she moved to North Carolina to work for a small non-profit ministry. It was in the backroom of that office, amidst the clamor of copy machines and printers, that love blossomed. She married her mountain man in 2004, and they spent the first season of their marriage in New England where Sondra attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she works part-time at her church doing worship ministry. Life at home with her husband and children is full of Yahtzee, backyard football and baseball, reading parties, activities involving food, and magically multiplying loads of laundry. She writes historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest through which her passion and delight is to provide readers with stories that not only entertain but nourish the soul.

Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was a previous ACFW Genesis semi-finalist and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Foundation Women’s Fiction Award.

My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘God doesn’t abandon his own. He doesn’t tire of us or grow weary with us. He goes with us into the valleys, and he camps with us on the mountain.’

Sondra Kraak has done her usual good job with this book, 4th in the Love That Counts series. Grace and Torin’s story has certainly touched my heart. Grace has determined in her heart that her dreams will not be fulfilled, that she doesn’t have what it takes for anyone to love her. Torin doesn’t want to love anyone because he has big plans for his life. But guess what? God’s plans will always trump ours. What follows is a precious story of hope being found where none was expected and love filling up all the empty places. Torin’s heart was absolutely wonderful! I loved his love for God. Recommended.

*My thanks to the author for a preview copy of this book. The opinion stated here is entirely my own.

Book Review: ‘Seaside Reunion’ by Irene Hannon

About The Book:

You can’t go home again…or can you?

After surviving a devastating tragedy, combat reporter Nate Garrison returns to the only place that ever felt like home: Starfish Bay on the Northern California coast. But his reunion with childhood friend Lindsey Collier is nothing like he’d imagined. The wary widow who runs Star-fish Bay Mercantile was once the girl who made young Nate dream—of a future, of family ties, of deep roots. Now Lindsey avoids love, loss…and Nate. Yet when they join forces to save a be-loved town landmark and help a hurting little boy, might they also find healing, hope—and love?

In this Carol Award finalist, Irene Hannon pens a heartfelt tale of the lasting impact of friendship, the healing power of love, and the importance of touchstones—the people, places, and experiences we measure the world against—in our lives.

About Irene Hannon

Irene Hannon is the best-selling author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine and the Daphne du Maurier Award for mystery/suspense. Irene and her husband make their home in Missouri, USA. Irene invites you to visit her at her website,

My Rating: 4 Stars

‘He didn’t talk about his painful past. Ever. With anyone.’

Irene Hannon has re-released this older book of hers, one I’d never read. I’m very happy I picked it up. Written in her wonderful style, she allows her readers glimpses inside of her characters, their joys and their heartaches. She shows us that sometimes what we think we want most is not the best God has planned for us. I enjoyed this very much and look forward to the re-release of the others in this series.

Book Review: ‘Undeniably Yours’ by Becky Wade

Before I get into the book review, etc., I’d like to just share something. This is a reread for me of this book. I read it when it came out years ago and loved it. I loved it even more this time. Both the main protagonists in this story love God with all their heart. They try their best to live their lives in a way that pleases Him. I love this about Becky Wade’s stories. She takes us to church! There was one thing about this book (well, more than one) that stuck with me and I’ve used it over the years. Meg Cole suffers from anxiety and she prays a prayer a lot and it is simply, “God, come.” I have used that prayer many times since reading this book and it is simple, but very effective. So, here we go.

About The Book:

2014 Carol Award Winner for Romance
2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Winner for Long Contemporary

When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.

Bo knows he ought to resent the woman who’s determined to take from him the only job he ever wanted. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them and earn her love.

Just when Meg realizes she can no longer deny the depth of her feelings for Bo, their fragile bond is broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their relationship–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?

“Definitely one for the keeper shelf!”–USA Today HEA Blog

“Wade does a wonderful job of creating relatable characters as she explores the forces that shape a life.” “Wade does a wonderful job of creating relatable characters as she explores the forces that shape a life.”–Booklist

“Wade’s series starter is an enthralling story of overcoming challenges and trusting God… [Meg and Cole] are a couple you’ll be rooting for to have a Texas fairy-tale ending.”–RT Book Reviews

About Becky Wade

Becky is the Carol and Christy award winning author of heartwarming, humorous, and swoon-worthy contemporary inspirational romances.

She loves to connect with readers via her web site,, and via her Facebook author page,

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She’s been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

These days, you’ll find Becky in Dallas, Texas failing to keep up with her housework, trying her best in yoga class, carting her three kids around town, watching TV with her Cavalier spaniel on her lap, hunched over her computer writing, or eating chocolate.

My Rating: 5 stars!

I loved Becky Wade’s first book, My Stubborn Heart. I thought, “Now here’s an author I want to read more of.” I wasn’t disappointed in this book. It just blew me away. For real.

Meg Cole’s father has died and left her in control of Cole Oil. Immensely wealthy, Meg is desperately unhappy, suffering panic attacks frequently. She decides to close the horse farm her father started and calls in the farm manager, Bo Porter, to give him the unhappy news. Bo convinces her to give the farm 6 months to produce before closing. Meg reluctantly agrees.

Meg has endured a divorce that left her broken inside, but she is a strong believer, trusting God to take her through every difficulty. She hates Cole Oil, doesn’t want to work there, but doesn’t know what to do about it. She begins to trust God for this and He does give her answers.

Can Meg trust Bo? Will he be after her money? There are many questions in this book and Becky WAde answers them all and answers them well.

This book ministered to me on many levels. There are, I believe, several allegories here. First of all,what I love most about Wade’s writing is that she gives a large portion of her writing to the goodness and faithfulness of God. This is not just a swear free, sex free ‘nice’ book. This is true Christian fiction, giving God first place, which He deserves.

There is romance and what a romance. I’ve never felt the depth of love in a book the way I did here between Meg and Bo. And it wasn’t dirty. You CAN find that in a book. I applaud Becky Wade for this if nothing else. But she writes so strongly of God’s love and faithfulness, how He provides strength through others when we need it.

This was an amazing book and one I’ll be proud to display on my book shelves. I wish she’d write faster. This is not a book you can finish, put down, and immediately pick up another book to read. No, you want to dwell on it, savor it and think of it long after you close the pages.

If you do not read this book, you will miss out on an experience that you’ll never forget.

August 21, 2019 I have just finished a reread of this book. I loved it even more this time around, Bo Porter stole my heart completely. No woman in the world would not want to be loved like Bo loves Meg. He is all in, all the time, no holding back. Bo Porter is most likely the best romantic hero ever.

Book Review: ‘Finding Lady Enderly’ by Joanna Davidson Politano

About The Book

Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London’s east end when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley and offers her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure. Rothburne Abbey has a unique position for her, one that will take her away from her hardscrabble life and give her a chance to be a lady. Things she could only dream of might be coming true. But some dreams turn out to be nightmares.

Though Raina has traded squalor for silk and satin, something about the abbey is deeply unsettling. As she wrestles with her true identity, the ruin, decay, and secrets she finds at the heart of the old mansion tear at her confidence and threaten to reveal her for who she really is. Only one man stands between her and the danger that lurks within–and only if he decides to keep her biggest secret hidden.

About Joanna Davidson Politano

Joanna Davidson Politano freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. Her debut novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, releases October 3 from Revell. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods and shares stories that move her at

My Take:

Raina is a rag woman on the streets in London in 1871 when a mysterious and well dressed stranger tells her he can take her away from this to a life of luxury at Rothburne Abbey. Dare she believe him? And with her dear Sully perished on a sunken ship, what has she here to keep her in London. So she heads out with the man. The Abbey is indeed large and beautiful, with servants to wait on her. But all is not as it seems. There is something very wrong at Rothburne Abbey. She must find a way out of this madness. If only she can trust one person, there might be hope.

Intrigue, danger, darkness mysterious happenings, a haunting Gothic tale reminiscent of the Bronte sisters. All these inhabit this interesting tale of a life that was ordinary and has turned into something quite odd and scary. Fans of the Brontes will love this, and also those who enjoy intrigue in this setting.

*My thanks to the Revell Publishers for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.

Book Review: ‘The Bull Rider’s Secret’ by Jill Lynn

About The Book:

Will the truth keep them from a second chance?
The next
Colorado Grooms romance

Letting bull rider Jace Hawke back into her life breaks all of Mackenzie Wilder’s rules—just like he broke her heart years ago. But he’s working at her family’s ranch while recovering from a rodeo injury…and chipping away at Mackenzie’s tough-girl exterior with each passing day. Which is the bigger mistake: falling for Jace again…or letting him go without a fight?

About Jill Lynn

Welcome! I’m Jill. Award-winning author, hot mess, loud laugher and coffee addict. I write small-town stories filled with grace, humor and happily ever after. I also co-authored Just Show Up with Kara Tippetts–a book about how to support one another during hardships.

My books:
Texas Series
(Prequel) The Start of Us
1. Falling for Texas
2. Her Texas Family
3. Her Texas Cowboy

Colorado Grooms Series
1. The Rancher’s Surprise Daughter
2. The Rancher’s Unexpected Baby (releases 1-15-19)
3. Mackenzie & Jace’s story is to-be-titled (releases September 2019)

Just Show Up with Kara Tippetts

Find out more at or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest: @JillLynnAuthor

My Rating: 5 stars

‘She didn’t do shaky. Or nervous. She did strong and unbreakable.’

Jill Lynn brings us her third book in the Colorado Grooms series and she saved the best for last. Mackenzie Wilder is her own woman, totally sure if herself and not willing to back down. But her brother has hired her old boyfriend to work on their ranch for the summer. The same boyfriend who walked out on her seven years ago without the decency to speak to her in person.

Jace Hawke has been sidelined from bull riding by a serious injury, one he doesn’t want Kenzie to know about. Now all the feels they had for one another race to the surface. Can Mackenzie continue her tough girl act? Will these two give God a shot at this?

Jill Lynn has done a bang up job in this one. Oh, how I enjoyed this! Her characters, her plot, the emotions, the spiritual theme…..all well done indeed!

*My thanks to the publisher and author for a preview copy of this book. The opinion stated here are entirely my own

Book Review: ‘Always’ by Jody Hedlund

About The Book:

A fierce elite guard. A loyal lady in waiting. They must work together to save three princesses from certain death.

On the verge of dying after giving birth to twins, the queen of Mercia pleads with Lady Felicia to save her infant daughters. With the castle overrun by King Ethelwulf’s invading army, Lady Felicia vows to do whatever she can to take the newborn princesses and their three-year old sister to safety, even though it means sacrificing everything she holds dear, possibly her own life.

Gravely wounded in battle and knowing all is lost to his enemy, the king of Mercia tasks Lance, one of his fiercest elite guards, to protect his family along with keys to an ancient treasure. As Lance makes plans to sneak the princesses out of the capital city, he doesn’t need or want Lady Felicia’s help.

With the dark enemy in pursuit, Lance and Felicia must put aside their differences to outrun King Ethelwulf and prevent him from killing the princesses. In a desperate attempt to hide the young girls, Lance and Felicia agree to a marriage of convenience, a decision that will change their lives—and hearts—forever.

About Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund is the author of over twenty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘Sometimes, when we think we’ve come to a dead end, we’ve arrived instead at God’s stepping-stone on the way to bigger plans.’

Tasked by the dying queen to keep her newborn twin daughters safe when the castle is overrun by an army, Lady Felicia fears for their lives. As she is packing to leave, she is confronted by Sir Lance, knight of the king’s elite guard. Lance, too, has been tasked by the king to protect his twin newborns, including the 3 year old crown princess. Lance and Felicia have no trust for the other, but they are thrust together to save three small lives and outwit their pursuers.

I have long been a fan of Jody Hedlund; since her first book, I’ve been determined to read everything she writes. She is a very good author, but she totally shines in her medieval offerings. It is my favorite time period to read and she is amazing at it. I loved every single minute of this one. Highly recommended. Now I must dash to read the next novel behind this one.

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

Book Giveaway: ‘The Memory House’ by Rachel Hauck

About The Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes the story of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house.

When Beck Holiday lost her father in the North Tower on 9/11, she also lost her memories of him. Eighteen years later, she’s a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order. Meanwhile a mysterious letter arrives informing her she’s inherited a house along Florida’s northern coast, and what she discovers there will change her life forever. Matters of the heart only become more complicated when she runs into handsome Bruno Endicott, a driven sports agent who fondly recalls the connection they shared as teenagers. But Beck doesn’t remember that either.

Decades earlier, widow Everleigh Applegate lives a steady, uneventful life with her widowed mother after a tornado ripped through Waco, Texas, and destroyed her new, young married life. When she runs into old high school friend Don Callahan, she begins to yearn for change. Yet no matter how much she longs to love again, she is hindered by a secret she can never share.

Fifty years separate the women but through the power of love and miracle of faith, they each find healing in a beautiful Victorian known affectionately as The Memory House.  

“Hauck is a master at weaving together plots from multiple time periods.” —Library Journal

Accomplished Hauck demonstrates genre finesse as she blends inspirational romance with a cinematic style of storytelling, bringing empathic characters to life as they cope with grief in marriage and faithfulness, parenthood and adoption, death and tragedy. Challenging decisions, the blessing of finding love again, and the solace of a beautiful Victorian home all come together in this spellbinding, lovely novel.” —Booklist

About Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She is a Christy Award Winner and a double RITA finalist. Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Club. She is also the recipient of RT’s Career Achievement Award.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, and a former sorority girl, Rachel and her husband live in central Florida. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.

Visit her at or

Rachel Hauck is a huge favorite with me and I’ve never been disappointed in any of her books. If you’d care to read my review of this book, you can find it here :

Giveaway Rules:

The contest runs through next Monday, August 19, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST. It is open to the contiguous 48 states only, due to shipping costs.

To be entered, simply comment on this blog post, any comment, and also leave your name and email in a non spammy format, such as: susan (at) aol (dot) com. I will randomly choose a name and get your book to you forthwith. Good luck to you all. This is a good one, do don’t forget to leave your comment, with the required information.

Book Review: ‘The Killing Tide’ by Dani Pettrey

About The Book:

When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, CGIS special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous and volatile crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer’s adrift cutter, and the direction the clues point will test him and the guard to their limits.

Complicating matters further is the arrival of investigative reporter Harper Grace. An unrelenting journalist who was nearly killed as the result of her last expose, Harper has been sent to Wilmington on the hunch of her boss that the Coast Guard is stonewalling the truth about the officers. An interview with the dead victim’s wife convinces her there’s a story worth uncovering, even if it means risking her life again.

Thrown together by the heinous crime, Finn and Harper can’t ignore the sparks or judgments flying between them, but will they be able to see past their preconceptions long enough to track down an elusive killer before they become his next mark?

About The Author

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today).

Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and spent multiple months topping the CBA bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award finalist, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award.

From her early years eagerly reading Nancy Drew mysteries, to paging through Agatha Christie novels or watching on-the-edge-of-her-seat adventure movies, Dani has always enjoyed mystery and suspense. She considers herself blessed to be able to write the kind of stories she loves—full of plot twists and peril, love, and longing for hope and redemption. Her greatest joy as an author is sharing the stories God lays on her heart. She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit

The Killing Tide is published by Bethany House and is published on August 6, 2019.

My Rating: 4 Stars

Dani Pettrey starts off a new series with The Killing Tide, about a group of Coast Guard Investigative Service special agents. This one centers around Finn Walker, who is facing a very dangerous crime with little to no evidence, while at the same time dealing with the woman who broke his heart coming back into his life again. Gabby Rowley, sister of one of the Coast Guard special agents, and investigative reporter, is supposed to be in hiding because of a threat to her life. But Gabby has a mind of her own and doesn’t want to stay hidden and keep her nose out of the crime that’s taken place. The crime that the Coast Guard needs to solve, not her.

Pettrey once again gives her readers a book full of suspense and great characters. We get a brief glimpse of all the special agents, and know that they each will most likely have a book dedicated to them. Fans of Pettrey will delight in this kick off to her new series,

*My thanks the Bethany House for a complimentary preview copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.