Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sins of the Past: Romantic Suspense Novella Collection by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason

Title: Sins of the Past (Romantic Suspense Novella Collection)
Author: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason
Pages: 384
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Bethany House
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors

     In Dee Henderson’s “Missing,” a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago copy, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.

     Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with “Shadowed,” introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.

     Lynette Eason’s “Blackout” delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found – but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?

My review:

     An incredible collection of suspense novellas!

     I absolutely love the fact that this collection is connected by the fact that one of the main characters in each story is dealing with something that happened in their past. In one way or another, these issues are very important to what is happening in the current situation. This was a great job by the publisher in putting together this group of stories and titling the book.

     All of the main characters were very well developed and easy to connect with. The three stories were very different from each other but extremely entertaining.

Missing by Dee Henderson
          I really enjoyed the details given as to how a missing person report is processed when there is no obvious foul play. It captivated me. I love the deep faith in God that John Graham had that he was able to hold onto while trying to locate his elderly mother. The relationship between John and Sharon Noble started with a mutual respect for each other’s work ethic and character. That was refreshing.

Shadowed by Dani Pettrey
          This is the first story by Dani Pettrey that I have ever read. I really liked how stubborn both Libby Jennings and Ben McKenna were. They were both solid believers that knew how to lean on God during trying times. I was fascinated by the fact that this story in set in Alaska, just a short distance from Russia, during the Cold War. Part of this fascination was the fact that in 1979 (when this story is set) I was in the Air Force and hearing a lot about the Cold War.

Blackout by Lynette Eason
          Macey’s fear of letting others into her life was very understandable. I loved the fact that Chad was a solid presence in her life and didn’t allow her to push him away. She needed help and he was determined to provide it. There were a couple of very satisfying twists that surprised me in this story.

     Being shorter stories they were easy to read through one and then take a break to do “real-life” stuff. But I was caught up in each story as soon as I started reading it. This wonderful collection is getting a rating of 5 stars from me. I highly recommend it. If you have never tried these authors this is a great place to start.

     You can find out more about these authors and their books on their websites:
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1 comment:

  1. I really want to read this collection. Three of my favorite authors. Dani Pettrey's Alaksan Courage series was really good, and I thought her new book, Cold Shot, was even better. Highly recommend!