Monday, August 20, 2018

         I enjoy suspenseful mysteries and Dani Pettrey delivers on both! Her books will keep you turning the pages. Her new release                   "Dead Drift" is a part of "The Chesapeake Valor" series but can be read as a stand alone. But, if you haven't read any of her books you will want to start with the first.
      The characters are ones you'll love as they all are friends and colleagues that together solve who is behind the attacks on Luke and Kate's lives. An attack on the United States keep all of them busy while searching for a serial killer that has left a trail of bodies behind him. Kate has lots of questions for Luke concerning where he's been the last several years as she tries to keep a wall around her heart for fear of losing it again to the only man she's loved.
     Dani Pettrey's talent of writing intriguing characters, suspense that keeps your eyes open and mysteries you find yourself trying to solve even if for some reason you find yourself taking a break from reading. (If you find yourself putting down this book for a break, check your temperature. You must be coming down ill.)

Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own. 

About Dani Pettrey
Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as "a name to look for in romantic suspense," Dani Pettrey has sold more than 400,000 copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their "wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters" (Publishers Weekly), "gripping storyline[s]," (RT Book Reviews), and "sizzling undercurrent of romance" (USA Today).

Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and spent multiple months topping the CBA bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award finalist, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award.

From her early years eagerly reading Nancy Drew mysteries, to paging through Agatha Christie novels or watching on-the-edge-of-her-seat adventure movies, Dani has always enjoyed mystery and suspense. She considers herself blessed to be able to write the kind of stories she loves--full of plot twists and peril, love, and longing for hope and redemption. Her greatest joy as an author is sharing the stories God lays on her heart. She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit

Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 19, 2018

Good Morning!
             Happy Sunday!!
                         How is your August going?

I've been studying in the book of "Nehemiah" and it is such a great book. It is full of so many lessons we can put to use in our lives. One point I love is that in chapter one, after Nehemiah finds out about
his people in Judah, he is consistent in fasting and praying for his people. And he stays committed to prayer, but in the process he waits on God's leading for a solution. You'll read how Nehemiah sends up "quick prayers" in times when he needs direction quickly.

I love this - his quick prayers were successful because he fasted and prayed. He made prayer a priority and not a last resort. He made prayer a priority even when the answer didn't come quick. He exhibited faith and trust in waiting for the Lord. He didn't jump in and try to fix it himself quickly. He was patient and he waited on the Lord's timing and way!!!

Remember that!
    God answers in His perfect timing, His perfect way, and His perfect will!!
    Wait patiently!
    While waiting, continue to do what you do staying aware of how God is working in and around                  you. Be observant!

Have a relaxing day!!

Karen Hadley