When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn’t satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn’t lining up. Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby’s position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn’t the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.
Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He’s surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
My Review of Stranded
Stranded is the second book in the Alaskan Courage series that I’ve read though it is actually the third in the series. I’m not sure how I missed out on the second book, but believe me, I’ll be going back to read it! Stranded is an extremely well-written Christian suspense novel filled with twists and turns and lots of action.
The characters in Stranded are very three-dimensional with their strengths as well as their flaws on display. They go through the same emotions we would go through and react accordingly. Although I have read the first book and am familiar with a few of the characters, I think you could read this without having read the others and still really enjoy the story. The characters are easy to get to know and understand. Darcy and Gage’s interactions are full of romantic tension, and we see how much faith and love can impact lives.
This is a Christian suspense, so faith and hope are entwined in the story. In spite of scary circumstances, Darcy’s faith keeps her going and searching for her friend even when others tell her she needs to accept the fact that her friend may be dead already. She refuses to believe that and consequently puts herself in danger.
The action, suspense, and romance make this a book I highly recommend. I read it in about a day and a half because it was so good. It’s one you will not want to put down!
About Author Dani Pettrey
Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense. 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.