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Monday, May 19, 2014

Silenced ~ Review and Giveaway

I love it when romance is at the heart of a novel and you can couple it with a bit of suspense that creates just the right amount of tension to keep the reader flipping pages and glued to the character's fate. It would be no surprise to see that is just what best-selling author Dani Pettrey has managed to successfully accomplish in her latest addition to her Alaskan Courage series in Silenced. This is the fourth book in the series and one I believe the reader can read in almost any order to gain an understanding of the characters although it is much easier to read them in order.

This novel picks up where the third book in the series, Stranded left off with the character of Jake Westin Cavanaugh, who has returned to Alaska and joined up with the McKenna clan. The McKenna's are a close knit family of adventurous brothers and sisters who have formed a business to capitalize on their love of the outdoors and a way to make ends meet after losing their parents. Kayden has always been a bit competitive and that is putting it mildly, so when challenged to climb a 700 foot sheer face rock with her sister Piper, she is more than willing and able. Jake and her older brother Gage will remain at the bottom to catch the action. The only thing any of them wasn't expecting was that Kayden would come face to face with a dead climber on the ledge just before she reached the top. Not only that it appears this was clearly no accident in her mind either.

As the clues begin to mount, someone in the climbing community clearly had a grudge against the dead climber and now the small town has a murder to investigate. While their local sheriff Landon Granger is a bit overwhelmed, he enlists Jake's help as a temporary deputy to help solve the case in a shorter amount of time. Jake's previous experience as a detective will enable them all to get to the bottom of just who wanted this climber dead and who would have the skills to make it look like an accident. But soon the pasts of both Kayden and Jake are resurfacing in ways neither of them expected and soon both of their lives will be put to the ultimate test. But will they have time to figure out their personal feelings towards one another before it's too late?

I received Silenced by Dani Pettrey compliments of Bethany House Publishers and Pulse Point Design for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own. I've loved reading these novels in this series! It combines a true love for the Alaskan outdoors and the thrill of suspense and solving crimes while coming to the heart of the characters involved. In this case both Kayden and Jake struggle to keep their personal feelings to themselves even though everyone else around them can see otherwise. Kayden also struggles with coming to terms with her mother's illness believing if she stays healthy enough she can beat the odds of her coming down with the same issue that robbed her mother of her life. Meanwhile there is a murderer on the loose and they have their sights set on both Kayden and Jake. It's truly an action-packed, adrenaline filled roller coaster ride all the way to the end. Hands down a well earned 5 out of 5 in my book. I am hoping there is still one more left in this series by Dani!

For more information about Silenced, Dani Pettrey, or where you can pick up a copy of this novel today, please click on the links below:

You can also find Dani Pettrey on Facebook to stay up to date on all her latest novels.

Now the best part, I am giving away a copy of Silenced to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here's all you need to do to enter to win and no purchase is necessary, but you must be at least 18 years of age or older:

1. "Like" Dani Pettrey's Facebook page. If you are already a fan, stop by and leave her a wonderful comment.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes

3. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

4. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of Silenced. Don't forget to include your email address so I can notify you if you're the lucky winner. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols. You can enter as many times as you'd like and feel free to tell everyone else you know for additional entries!

The winner will be notified by email when the giveaway ends on May 26th. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email with your mailing information otherwise another winner will be chosen.


  1. I am an e-mail subscriber. I liked Dani's facebook page. This novel is intriguing and captivating. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I am always fascinated by rock climbers. Also, it's becoming nice and warm outside. The weather makes me think of outdoor adventures. I like the idea of the whole family involved in the adventure business as well. Thanks for entering me.

  3. This is Tea again. I didn't put my email.


  4. Kathleen, thank you so much for all of your help spreading the word about SILENCED. Your thoughts on the book were so fun to read here! I agree; it was so interesting to watch both Kayden's and Jake's past resurface, and to see them grapple with what it might mean for their future. Thanks again, Kathleen! (No need to enter me. :)

  5. Kathleen,
    Thank you so much for your post and your thoughtful review. I deeply appreciate it :)

  6. Kathleen,
    There IS one more book coming! The mysterious Reef will finally have his story told. I can't wait! You can learn more about the title and see the cover reveal during Dani's Bethany House Book Banter at the end of this week. Check her News page for the link. Meanwhile, thank you so much for your great review, and for helping us share about Dani and her fabulous story!
    Cheering you on,

  7. Hi, I was just saying yesterday that the reason I like Dani's books is that they are so accessible to everyone. Really, you can leave them at the cottage or around the house and there's never a chance that anyone would ever get offended. All you get is a great adventure and an important message. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    I liked Dani's Facebook page quite a while ago.
    I also follow your blog and have a U.S. mailing address.

  8. I love Dani's books as well! I have enjoyed getting to know the McKenna family in these past four books. As there are five siblings, I believe there will be one more book - about Reef! I can't wait! Great review, by the way! :D

    (I don't need to be entered in the giveaway, just wanted to stop by!)

  9. I would love to read this book because of the romantic suspense. It just sounds wonderful. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    I liked Dani's Facebook Page.
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