Saturday, June 6, 2020

Secrets Resurfaced Blog Tour


About the Book


Book:  Secrets Resurfaced
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 2, 2020


When new evidence surfaces about a tragic boating accident that put her ex-boyfriend’s father in prison, private investigator Dory Winslow’s determined to look into it. But now someone’s dead set on silencing her. And working with Chad Jaggert—the father of her secret child—may be the only way to survive the treacherous truth about the tragedy that once tore them apart.

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My Review

While part of a series, this novel reads well on its own. I liked it even though I had some issues with it. I didn't like that the back story of the boat accident was not presented until after half way through the book. That accident was very essential to the tense relationships between Chad and Dory. I would have liked snippets of the back story interspersed in the plot earlier. I kept wondering about life jackets, for example, and that distracted me from enjoying the ongoing plot.

There is a good deal of suspense although some of it comes because Dory makes unwise decisions. Some of the suspense is hard to understand because it is really a red herring. That made readers look the wrong way but really didn't make sense.

This is an entertaining Christian romance with a good deal of suspense. Readers who aren't too picky about story structure will enjoy it. I just don't think it is Mentick's best.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author


Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Sourcebooks. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the  nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

More from Dana


Well, it’s been a wild ride through the Roughwater Cowboy series! Here we are at the end, with youngest brother Chad’s story. Fortunately, the rest of the clan (Mitch, Liam and Helen) are here to lend a hand when the man Chad’s father was jailed for killing comes back to life. Helping out also is Jingles the hapless dog, and a new member of the canine family, three legged Meatball. Throw in a killer on the loose and a secret child, and we’ll have a ‘hold onto your hat’ finish to this series. Thanks for coming along with me! God bless you!

Blog Stops

Genesis 5020, June 8
Hallie Reads, June 8
Betti Mace, June 10
Quiet quilter, June 10
Bigreadersite, June 12
KarenSueHadley, June 14
Moments, June 14
Simple Harvest Reads, June 15 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Remembrancy, June 16
Bizwings Blog, June 16
Splashes of Joy, June 17
Artistic Nobody, June 18 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

6 comments:

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Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a fantastic read.

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts.

Emma said...

This sounds quite interesting!

James Robert said...

Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.

Julie Waldron said...

I like the cover, sounds like a great book.