Thursday, June 11, 2020

Book Review with a Giveaway: Secrets Resurfaced by Dana Mentink

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

Secrets Resurfaced is the fourth book of the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series.  I have read some, but not all of those books.  I enjoyed the camaraderie and care among the characters, but this story is exciting and satisfying enough to read as a stand-alone, for one who hasn't read the previous books of the series.  It was very readable; I was able to get through it fairly quickly.

There was much to love about this book.  My emotions were all over the place with this one.  There was love and joy, and the hurt of betrayal and loneliness.  The subplots of so many hurts from the past that the characters had to deal with was quite realistic.  The main plot was very exciting, trying to solve the mystery of what happened five years ago.  The relationship between Chad and Dory was a roller-coaster!  The plot and character elements were expertly woven together to make this a can't-put-it-down read.

Readers of contemporary suspense, romance, and westerns will enjoy this book, which I recommend.

I received a copy of this book from the author, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

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, 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!

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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