Monday, February 6, 2017

Chesapeake Valor #2

Cover ArtSomeone Is Out There. Watching Her. Waiting. Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime-scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime-scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.

Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit for which her friend modeled. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found, and so Avery immediately calls Parker for help.

As Avery, Parker, and their friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.

Published February 1, 2017
by Bethany House Publisher

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Meet the Author:

Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others. 

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 her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.

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Here's Dani in her own words describing her new series.

My Thoughts:

This is the second installment in the Chesapeake Valor series from Dani Pettrey. She brings us a thrilling suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. 
 The Chesapeake Valor series centers around 4 young boys who grew up together and formed a bond that they thought would last a lifetime.  Each had a dream of what the future held for them until one went missing. Dani Pettrey weaves words together that show how deep childhood bonds can run and how they will influence our lives as adults. 
This is Parker's story.  Let me introduce you to his character:


Yes, Parker is definitely a character that's easy to love.  He also has a past that he can't forget. 
The only problem is, how do you move on from a tragedy that has defined you?  
Meet Avery Tate:



I loved this story!! 
The setting is the Chesapeake Shore and this story centers around Parker and Avery. As the story opens Avery is finding things more complicated than she ever imagined and turns to Parker for his help.  This gripping thriller flows effortlessly with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end.  These characters while strong and well developed are also very complex.  Parker on the surface seems like a dream, but he's hiding a past that he can neither forget nor forgive himself for.  He's known as a guy who just can't commit, but few know the true story. Avery Tate is a beautiful, young woman who has literally beat the odd and  is a girl with a checkered past.  She grew up in a less than desirable neighborhood and ran away from home at a young age. At the age of 19 she was introduced to Christ and it changed her life completely.  Unfortunately the past has a way of sneaking up and smacking you in the face and for Avery this is very true.  
 The author has a unique talent for penning a story that literally comes to life.  This story has elements of forgiveness, romantic tension, mystery, suspense, faith and love.  Each element will pull the reader in deeper into the story.  
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves a good suspense, but I will warn you that once you pick it up you won't want to put it down.  
** I received this book from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 

Soundtrack from the book:

No More 
from Josh Wilson

I Don't Dance
from Lee Brice

Tell Your Heart To Beat Again
from Phillip Phillips



  1. Katrlna,
    Thank you so much for the fabulous post and thoughtful review. I deeply appreciate it :)

    1. I'm glad you liked the review. This was my favorite book so far, but then again I say that with all your books. :) Thank you for stopping by.