Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Finally Returned Home, Reef McKeenaReview:
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.
I've been following the McKeena family since the second book of the series came out. My goodness what an adventure this family has been, and with each new adventure, the stories kept getting better. Then to close out this great series, we finally get to know the rebel, the always thought of, but hardly seen brother, Reed. What a way to close everything out!
I have to say, the wait for Reed's story was worth it. At the end of Silenced, Reed shows up, but there is much mystery behind him and his past, we finally have our answers now! Despite everything that has happened, his family has always loved him and haven't stopped praying for him. So, for Reed to be back is an answer to prayer.
We also to really get to know Kirra, a vet and someone who grew up with Reed. She is tough and determined and thrown for a loop, when she finds out her cousin has been kidnapped in the midst of the biggest race that Alaska holds, the Iditarod. It's cold and held in the middle of nowhere...better know as the Alaskan frontier.
Dani's research shines in this story. She is able to capture the spirit of the race and thrill that it brings to the state. Having livid there, I could easily picture everything that she was describing and it fit the memories perfectly. Plus, I've been waiting for when Dani would take us to Fairbanks. It finally happened! It was fun to see the city mentioned, but like with the rest of the series, it wasn't the only stop in this mystery that needs to be solved.
The story kept me guessing wondering what was going on, in a good way. When things were finally revealed, I was impressed at the scope of thought. It was good!
I'm sad to see this series end, but thrilled that it ended on such a fantastic high note!
5 out of 5
About the Author:
Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, and her latest release, Silenced. 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 daughters, son-in-law, and super adorable grandson.
This giveaway starts February 2, 2015 and ends February 22, 2015 @ 11:59 pm (PST).
Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Monday, February 23, 2015, and announced at DaniPettrey.com.
LUXURIOUS LODGE GETAWAY
During their cross-country hunt for answers, Kirra and Reef stop to rest at a gorgeous mountain lodge in Denali that holds special memories for Reef. This prize offers you a chance to build your own special memories, with a luxurious lodge getaway for two.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive: A $250 gift certificate to Hotels.com, good for reservations at lodges and hotels across the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and numerous International locations
PALS WITH PAWS DONATIONIn the Alaskan Courage series, Kirra is the proud owner of Nanook Haven, a rescue shelter for sled dogs. In real life, animals need rescue as well, and this prize will allow you to give a special gift to support an organization like Kirra’s.
Our Second Prize winner will receive: A $150 donation in your name, to the animal rescue, shelter, or veterinarian of your choice
SWEETHEART SURVIVAL SLED
In SABOTAGED, Kirra and Reef take shelter in a snow cave while hiding from a man determined to put them on ice– permanently! Luckily, Kirra has a survival kit, to help them make it through the sub-zero temperatures.
If you prefer a little more romance and a little less suspense in your survival kit, this is the prize for you.
Our Third Prize winner will receive: A $100 value sweetheart survival pack. This gift basket includes double chocolate raspberry cake, smoked salmon, brie cheese and crackers, and a wide variety of gourmet snacks
Go to http://www.danipettrey.com/heart-of-adventure-sweepstakes/ and complete the entry box, anytime between February 2 – 22, 2015.
Thank you to the author, Dani Pettery, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.