Best of 2013 Blog Hop – Shattered by Dani Pettrey

I am excited to participate in the Best of 2013 Blog Hop.  I chose Shattered by Dani Pettrey.   I read Shattered in 2013 after meeting Dani at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS).  She was gracious and beautiful.  Shattered was suspenseful and romantic. 

To enter to win your autographed copy of Shattered by Dani Pettrey, click here:a Rafflecopter giveaway

shattered Dani Pettrey

Book Description:

Piper McKenna couldn’t be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef, has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years. But her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed. Despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. And Piper believes 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 the sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, pursuing the truth in this case could mean the end of Landon’s career.

As Piper wages her own search, the two head deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry–and unexpected complications. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but the search for answers is becoming deadlier with each step.

My comments: 5 Stars

This may only be Dani’s second book but her writing and suspense are top notch and I would compare them to books by Dee Henderson, Irene Hannon and Lynette Eason. Shattered is book 2 in the Alaskan Courage series. I was thrilled that it is Piper and Landon’s story. After reading Submerged I was not expecting the opening scene where the prodigal brother is arrested. Piper is convinced he is innocent and wants to help prove it.  Landon, who is s detective is trying to find the truth and possibly the real killer.    Shattered had me guessing until the end and I was not correct. It is one of those books that you want to talk to your friends about after you read it. I will not spoil the ending for you. I love when an author can surprise me. Dani did a great job of creating romantic tension between Piper and Landon. There were several fun scenes between them.

Gage’s story is revealed throughout the book. Sparks fly as Gage meets the new reporter, Darcy, and then finds out his family actually needs her help. (Gage and Darcy get their story in book three Stranded).  If you read Submerged you will be pleased to know that Bailey and Cole are included in Shattered. I loved the book and I am anxiously awaiting Jake’s story which is book 4.  

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  • Donna

    Shattered is even up for Best Book of 2013 in other contests. Truly a great book. Dani was a delight to meet at ICRS. Definitely one of my highlights of the trip.
    Donna

    • Thanks so much, Donna. It was wonderful meeting you at ICRS. Thanks so much for the spotlight and hosting me for a giveaway. Merry Christmas!

      Dani

  • There are few things in life I love more than a great mystery. This sounds like a great mystery. I am very excited about this giveaway. It’s so nice to see something that isn’t a romance! I’m also not familiar with this website and I’m quite impressed.

    • Donna

      Michellle, Thank you so much. I am the founder of the website and your comments mean a lot to me. Trying to help readers know what type of content they are getting in a book before they read it. There are too many books out there with content I would prefer doesn’t get into my head. 🙂 Best of luck to you. Happy Reading! and just one little plug… would love for you to share reviews of your favorite books:) sorry, I could not help myself:) Donna

    • Hi Michelle,
      So glad you found the website and that Shattered sounds like a great mystery to you. Hope you’ll enjoy it! Thanks for taking time to stop by.

      Blessings,
      Dani

  • Merry

    How wonderful that you got to meet Dani. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Donna

      Merry, She was wonderful! So gracious, because I was like a high school girl with her first crush:) I hope you get the opportunity to meet her one day! Donna

    • Hi Merry,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Best of luck in the giveaway!

      Dani

  • Angie Lehenbauer Keener

    A new author for me! Would love to win.

    • Hi Angie,

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ll really enjoy my stories when you get a chance to read them.

      Merry Christmas,
      Dani

  • Michelle Prince Morgan

    I would love to win a copy.

    • Thanks for stopping by and entering, Michelle!

      Blessings,
      Dani

  • sara

    Dani is such a talented writer, i fell in love with her first book and have loved each one since and I am always anxiously awaiting for her next one to come out! love the McKenna family!!

    • Awww, thank you SO much, Sara! Thrilled you’re enjoying the series.

      Blessings,
      Dani

  • Melissa Oldaker

    Love her books! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    • Thanks so much, Melissa. Appreciate you stopping by!

      Blessings,
      Dani

  • Genny

    Loved the first book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Donna

      Genny, This one was really good. I fell in love with Piper and Landon!

    • So thrilled to hear that, Genny! Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment. Appreciate it 🙂

      Merry Christmas,
      Dani

  • Anna Violette

    I live in and love Alaska! Cant wait to read her series!

    • How fun, Anna. What part of Alaska? I’ve fallen in love with the state myself :))

  • Susan Johnson

    This book looks like it has everything. Suspense AND romance.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, Susan. Hope you’ll enjoy Shattered. Best of luck with the giveaway.

      Blessings,
      Dani

  • Annette B.

    Dani is one of my favorites! Love her books! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Wow! Thanks so much, Annette. Truly honored 🙂

      Best,
      Dani

  • Naomi Shores

    Shattered is my favorite out of the series so far. Totally looking forward to Silenced.

    • Donna

      Naomi, Me Too! Shattered was my favorite and I am anxiously awaiting Jake’s story!!!

    • Thrilled you enjoy Shattered, Naomi. Hope you’ll really enjoy Silenced too 🙂

      Blessings,
      Dani

  • shelia hall

    Love to win this book! Love finding new authors!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, Shelia! Best of luck in the giveaway.

      Best,
      Dani

  • sharon miller

    Would love to read Shattered by Dani Petri. It sounds terrific. sm

    • Thanks, Sharon. Best of luck in the giveaway.

      Merry Christmas,
      Dani

  • bn100

    Sounds interesting; nice review

    • Glad it sounds interesting :)Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Polly Schneider

    This sounds like a fascinating book. Would love to win a copy.

    • Thanks so much, Polly! Hope you enjoy Shattered.

      Blessings,
      Dani