I purchased this book back on December and for one reason or another it took me this long to get to read it! I am not into inspirational books and this one certainly is. The actual story had me enthralled (minus the inspirational parts!).
Baily had grown up in a small Alaskan town and for one reason or another made lots of mistakes-hung with the wrong crowd and had a reputation that was really not one anyone would want to have. She moved to Oregon where she turned her life around. When she received a phone call that her Aunt Agnes, who she had lived with in Alaska had died--she had to force herself to go back. She was petrified that the name calling etc would still go on. But she loved her Aunt and knew she would have to or never forgive herself. There was a boy there-now all grown up who she had loved but had hurt terribly back then. He and his 4 siblings ran a store and took people put on diving and adventure expeditions.
Then it was discovered that her Aunt had been murdered and several other murders started showing up. It all revolved around the Royal Romanov family. Would they be able to stop the murders and catch the murderer? Would Baily finally come to terms with herself and with the man she had always loved and who still loved her? I will leave you with those thoughts.
About the Book: (from Amazon)
A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.
One single clue.
Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a town that doesn't forget. She's returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.
Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart...but doesn't seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he's not the same guy she left behind.
Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.
"An amazing story of faith, suspense, the power of forgiveness and second chances! Dani Pettrey has a gift for developing characters to fall in love with..." --Lynette Eason, bestselling author of THE WOMEN OF JUSTICE series
"Pettrey is a new author to watch. Recommended for fans of Dee Henderson." --Library Journal
"A spell binding mystery, full of suspense and a great story that will pull you in." --The Suspense Zone
"[A] steadily paced thriller...Pettrey's debut novel is a thoughtful attempt to capture both love and suspense in this intricately plotted mystery."
"Combining romance, danger, and a dose of Russian history, the novel proves a rapid and entertaining read." --Booklist
"Brimming with romance, suspense, faith, and forgiveness, Submerged is a superbly written debut novel from Dani Pettrey that will satisfy readers of nearly any genre." --Portland Book Review
"Submerged is filled with action and mystery, engaging the reader from the first scene. . . . Pettrey sustains a high level of suspense throughout the narrative." -ForeWord Reviews
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
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 one's faith and plenty of romance. She's a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. Visit her web site at www.DaniPettrey.com!
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