Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Stranded by Dani Pettrey-Sweepstakes and Review

In Stranded, Book 3 in author Dani Pettrey’s acclaimed Alaskan Courage series, reporter Darcy St. James knows something is wrong when her friend vanishes from her job on a cruise ship. Everyone else believes Abby simply left of her own accord, but something isn’t lining up, and Darcy knows the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby’s position.

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock in Alaska for a few days of sightseeing. He’s surprised to find Darcy onboard one of the ships, working undercover as a reporter.

Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they dig, the more they realize they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

To celebrate the story, author Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the ALASKAN ADVENTURES Sweepstakes, and your chance to win one of three fabulous prizes connected with the story!

Enter the ALASKAN ADVENTURES Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey

 This giveaway starts September 2, 2013 and ends September 19, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Winners will be selected Friday, September 20, 2013, and announced at

How to Enter:
Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between September 2 and September 19.

Book Info & Sample Chapter:
Can be found at

 My Review:
Darcy has left undercover investigative journalism. But when her friend Abby calls her to come help her in her investigation of a cruise line Darcy cannot turn her down. Before Darcy gets a chance to meet up with Abby she disappears. Darcy is now determined to find what has happened to her friend. 

Gage and his family have been hired to lead adventure tours for the same cruise line that Darcy is now investigating. Gage and Darcy have not seen each other in several months. Gage is determined to not lose his heart to Darcy. Still bitter about his former wife and the loss of his son, Gage wants nothing to do with God or a woman who has no problem lying and deceiving others to gain the information she needs. 

Reluctantly pulled into Darcy’s investigation in order to protect her, Gage finds his heart softening both towards Darcy and the God whom she serves.  Darcy knows her heart has chosen Gage, but she has doubts that Gage will ever turn to God and she fears that she has fallen in love with a man that will never share her faith. 

The closer that Darcy and Gage get to what has happened to Abby the more they learn the evils that some people will succumb to for money. 

My Thoughts:
Once again Dani Pettrey has written an excellent novel filled with suspense and romance. I loved Gage and Darcy’s story! Even when Gage is determined not to care for Darcy he still can’t help but protect her. Darcy manages to get herself into some scary situations in order to find Abby, and each step of the way Gage is there to help her through. I’m now looking forward to the next book in the series which I hope will feature Kayden and Jake. We learned a bit about Jake in STRANDED and now it is time for these two to have their story.

I received my copy of STRANDED from the publisher through NetGalley. This is my honest opinion. 


  1. Julie, what a wonderful post! Loved reading your thoughts about the book, and I so agree-- Dani has such a way with weaving that suspense and romance together! Thanks for sharing! ~Amanda

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Amanda! Also thanks for having me as part of the Sweepstakes advertising team. :)

  2. YAY! Julie thank you so much for sharing about the giveaway, and about Dani and her wonderful story. Your help is such a blessing!
    Cheering you on,

    1. Glad I could participate in sharing about Dani's newest book and looking forward to the next in the series! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

  3. Thanks so much for taking time to read and review Stranded, Julie. I really appreciate it!

    1. I loved it Dani, as I have loved all of the Alaskan Courage books! Looking forward to more :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!