Saturday, March 2, 2013

Welcome to the Blog Tour of : SHATTERED

Thank you Liftuse Publicity for providing me a copy of this book to review:

ShatteredWith All the Evidence Against Him, Only a Sister’s Trust Can Save Him Now

When her prodigal brother Reef’s return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him.

Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon’s career in jeopardy.

When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself–and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada’s rugged back country. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.

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MY REVIEW:  This is Book Two in the series, "Alaskan Courage."

 I had not read the first book, it wasn't difficult to get a feel of the characters because almost immediately the author gave you a huge sense of how closely knit they all were and their unconditional genuine love  that they would do anything within their power to protect each other, including risking their lives. 

I absolutely LOVED their great devotion to each other as well.

At the very beginning Piper, our heroin, was determined to clear her brother's name and prove his innocence regardless of how damaging the evidence built up against him was. It seemed like he really did, in fact, murder the woman. 

I must admit, Piper took a bit of getting used to. She seemed to be a little too pushy and immature, and her disregard for police protocol. 

However, She finally grew on me and I admired her tenacity to prove her brother's innocence even if it meant interfering in an ongoing investigation, which at times, you wanted to yell at her to, "STOP!" I thought she was going to mess up everything, and at times, she almost did.  

Her heart was in the right the place, all she cared about was her brother's freedom and to prove his innocence. Nothing else mattered and nothing was going to get in her way.  It wasn't immaturity but it was her great love for her brother that kept her going.

This novel definitely has a lot of suspense, some VERY interesting twists, and actually surprised me in the end. I did not expect it at all. I love being surprised in a book.

Aside, from the investigation, love is in the air, however, our main characters, which I believe are four, share a commonality, unrequited love. They have no idea about how the other person feels, it's interesting to read and see it unfold in your mind.

I did enjoy this book and I fell in love with the McKenna family and all the main characters because of the deep devotion they had for each other, God and the love of their little town in Alaska. There is nothing like a small town where every really does know your name and your personal affairs.



Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. 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 with their two teenage daughters. Visit her website at

Dani Pettrey is celebrating the release of Shattered with a Nook HD giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party {3/14}. 

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One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Nook HD
  • Submerged and Shattered by Dani Pettrey {Be caught up in this riveting series.}
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 13th. Winner will be announced at the "Shattered" Author Chat Party on 3/14. Connect with Dani for an evening of book chat, trivia, and a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of Shattered and join Dani on the evening of the March 14th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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