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Bethany House Review: Stranded (Book 3 Alaskan Courage series) by Dani Pettrey #grow4christ

on September 21, 2013

About the book: Darcy St. James returns to Alaska to join a journalist friend undercover on the trail of a big story. But when Darcy arrives, she finds her friend has disappeared. Troubled by the cruise ship’s vague explanation, Darcy uses her cover as a travel reporter to investigate further.

The last person Gage McKenna expects to see during his summer aboard a cruise ship leading adventure excursions is Darcy. And in typical Darcy fashion, she’s digging up more trouble.

He’d love to just forget her–but something won’t let him. And he can’t help but worry about her as they are heading into more remote regions of Alaska and eventually into foreign waters. Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they push, the more Gage fears they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

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My Opinion:


Wow!  I so loved this book, whether that is because Dani is a fellow homeschool mom or not – doesn’t matter she is a superb writer who writes a great and gripping tale with both romance and suspense in perfect harmony.  I remained on the edge of my seat the entire time as Darcy went on the search for her missing friend while undercover aboard a cruise ship.  When Darcy comes aboard under the guise of being an excursion reporter she realizes that her friend, Abby, fellow undercover reporter has gone missing but while some tell her to realize her friend is dead or worse already sold into the trafficking trade, she never gives up hope that her friend is alive – it’s not because she’s afraid for her but afraid because she hasn’t accepted Christ yet.  I thought this was beautiful and couldn’t help but think that if more of use would act like Darcy and be conscious of our friends and family’s soul’s and actively work to show them Christ.


I have to say the last ten chapters got really good, the suspense was high and my heart rate was actually excelling, and that rarely happens when I read a book.  I will note that there is romance through out the book as well, and while it’s tame compared to some romance I’ve read in this market, it’s still there but thankfully no more than kissing, hand holding or touching the woman’s hair.  While I didn’t pay much mind to the romance parts I’m glad that through Darcy’s many prayers a great decision is made by Gage, although I won’t give away the whole story – suffice to say, it’s a book well worth reading and since I read book 2, Shattered, and I can’t wait to go back and read book 1 which I’m sure will be as great a read as the other two.


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One response to “Bethany House Review: Stranded (Book 3 Alaskan Courage series) by Dani Pettrey #grow4christ

  1. […] yet to read book one in this series but I’ve read book two, Shattered and book three, Stranded and now book four – and what a thrilling read!  I’m really going to have to get book 1 […]

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