Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Alaskan Courage (Book 5)
Dani Pettrey
Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0764211966
February 2015/336 pages/$14.99

Finally Returned Home, Reef McKenna
Finds His Beloved Alaska Facing Its Greatest Threat

Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now, working together as search-and-rescue for Alaska's arduous Iditarod race, a growing attraction seems to be forcing aside old arguments. Then Reef catches Kirra sneaking from camp in the middle of the night.

Kirra's uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank's daughter has been kidnapped. Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl's life--but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.

Pettrey is the Winner of the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Read an excerpt.


Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, and Silenced, and new release, Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others.

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, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. You can find her online at danipettrey.com.

Dani Pettrey brings her Alaskan Courage series to a satisfying end with the fifth and final book, and I think Sabotaged might be my favorite of the four I've read. Don't worry if you haven't read the earlier books as they can easily be read as stand-alones. But I guarantee that once you read one, you'll want to catch up on all of them! Each book has focused on one sibling, although all the siblings have had roles in each story, and I'm glad to see Reef finally have his moment in the spotlight, especially now that his rebellious years and bad choices seem to be behind him. Pettrey has upped the danger and suspense with this novel as she weaves the story around the running of the Iditarod. This is definitely a book to read under a blanket with a cup of your favorite warm beverage because the cold seeps through the pages. However, there's a bit of heat as well, due to both the clashes and the sparks flying between Reef and Kirra! A race against the clock had me holding my breath and turning pages faster as the book neared its culmination. Kudos to Dani Pettrey on a captivating book and series. You'll want to own the entire set!

Click the titles for my reviews of Dani Pettrey's earlier books in the Alaskan Courage series:

(I missed reading Submerged and still want to go back and read the opening book of this series.)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Dani Pettrey said...

Thanks so much for your awesome post and thoughtful review. Thrilled you enjoyed Reef and Kirra's adventure.

Amanda Dykes said...

Linda, thank you so much for the gift of your time and care in this post! We're so thankful. ~Amanda