Sunday, September 23, 2012

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Bailey returns to Yancey, Alaska for her Aunt's funeral. Yancey holds too many memories for Bailey. She was known to her classmates as "Easy Lay Bay." That was many years ago and since then Bailey has come into relationship with Christ and turned her life around. Not only is Bailey mourning her Aunt when she returns to Yancey, she also runs the risk of meeting her former boyfriend Cole whom she hurt terribly when she was young.

Cole and his family run an outfitting store in Yancey. Having become a Christian years before, Cole has no desire to condemn Bailey for her behavior. Determined to be friendly but not let his heart be touched by her again, Cole and his family befriend Bailey while she is in Yancey for her Aunt's funeral.

When a couple of dead bodies are found the police and Cole seek help from Bailey when they find a picture of an icon that they cannot identify. Bailey is further drawn into the mystery when it is determined the plane that her aunt was on was sabotaged. Bailey is willing to help Cole and the police with the mystery, but determined to hold her heart in check knowing that she is not worthy of gaining Cole's love once again.

Submerged was a great romantic suspense novel! There were several characters that I really enjoyed and am looking forward to learning more about in the next book Shattered. There was a secondary romance going on that I must find out how it plays out! Submerged was not just filled with suspense, but also dealt with Bailey's feelings of unworthiness to God and to the people around her. Even though she had become a Christian she still had feelings of unworthiness that she never truly dealt with until she was with Cole once again. This is Dani Pettrey's debut novel and I can say I'm looking forward to future novels!

Today, September 23, 2012, Submerged is being discussed on Melanie's blog at Christian Bookshelf Reviews , if you have read it head over there to join in the discussion. Everyone is welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie! Thanks for mentioning the book discussion in your post! :D

    I'm so glad you really liked this book! I can't wait for the next book, but I'll have to... :(