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Friday, June 22, 2012

Submerged, by Dani Pettrey

I'm not normally one for 'romantic suspense,' but this one kept me up late at night so I could finish it. It was so thrilling, in fact, that I finished the book around 24 hours after I received it. What was going to happen?

Bailey Craig must return to Yancey, Alaska, a town she had vowed she'd never set foot in again, in order to be at the funeral of a beloved relative who just died in a place accident. But was it an accident? Evidence emerges that the crash was no accident, but was caused by sabotage. Why was the plane sabotaged? And by whom?

Bailey's education as a specialist in Russian History comes into play in surprising ways, as does her skill as a diver. But to complicate matters, Cole McKenna's skill as a diver must be called upon, too. This complicates matters, you see, because when Bailey lived in Yancey a decade earlier, she and Cole had had a romantic relationship, which ended sourly because of her wild partying ways.

So, if you like 'romantic suspense' and Christian fiction, you'll undoubtedly like this book. This is the first book in a new series, and Ms. Pettrey clearly left loose ends to be tied up in subsequent books. I'll be on the lookout for the subsequent books.

I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my freely-rendered opinion both here on my blog, and on a retailer's site.


  1. Ok, I might try this book on your recommendation. I can't tell you how many Christian fiction books I've read and so many are mediocre at best. I'm not sure why that is.

  2. I don't wish to oversell it, but I did find it rather suspenseful. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. There was some of that 'Christianese,' but not a LOT. I will try to bring you my copy when I return to WA, if you wish (though I might forget).

  3. If you remember admidst the chaos of moving, please do bring me the book. Also, if you notice I'm reading any book via FB that you're interested in, let me know and I can send it to you. I love passing on good books to fellow readers.