Thursday, May 10, 2012

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Enter the cold and warm weather of Alaska!  

Submerged is about Bailey and her return to Yancey, Alaska. Bailey grew up there, fell in love there, had her heart broken, had her reputation ruined, her life almost lost, and she left. Sometime after she left she got her life together with Jesus and now her aunt has died. Agnes is dead, and Bailey has inherited the Russian American Post, even if she doesn't quite want it. 

Worse yet, the former love of her life is still in Yancey. It is a small town, people either leave and never come back, or they never leave at all. The exceptions are tourists, and now a killer. The plane Agnes was on took her life, and the life of the pilot and other couple. Now more strange things are happening. Mysteries are needing to be solved while at the same time life and the complications that go with it are just trucking alone. Time is getting shorter. Bailey, Cole and Cole's family need to find answers fast, before the death toll rises yet again and takes outs out more people they love. 

The trace through Russian and Romanian history that unfolds in this book is wonderful. I really enjoyed it. Submerged has plenty of adventure, tears and not many slow moving parts! I liked watching the mystery unfold, and the ending was quite good. 


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters.

Just in case you’re curious…The real Dani does love traveling. She’s been to some amazing places (Greece, Hawaii, the Keys) and there are many more she hopes to visit in the future.

And while she’s not quite up to sky-diving, cave diving or heli-skiing (too high, too enclosed, too cold!) she and her family love hiking, canoeing, wave jumping and a ton of other outdoor adventures a little further down on the risk scale.

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

Yancey, Alaska was a quiet town . . . until the truth of what was hidden in the depths off the coast began to appear.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a small town. She's returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can handle the deep-sea dives and helping the police recover evidence. He can even handle the fact that a murderer
has settled in his town and doesn't appear to be moving on. But dealing with the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge.

She broke his heart, but she is not the same girl who left Yancey. He let her down, but he's not the same guy she left behind. Can they move beyond the hurts of their pasts and find a future together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Submerged, go HERE.

The book link is: 0764209825 

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