Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!


Review: Silenced by Dani Pettrey

4 SilencedDid you miss the original post at the Suspense Sisters blog? Well this review is worth your 3 minutes, and Silenced is well-worth your evening!

Dani Pettrey’s fourth book in her Alaskan Courage series stands up to the quality and delight of the other three.

In Silenced, Kaydon, the oldest sister of the McKenna clan deals with hidden fears and longings. An avid climber, she finds a body on the ledge of a cliff. Continue reading


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Reader Rejectables: Episodes

Some of my favorite books are parts of series. I have indulged in posting covers here.

Lynette Eason’s Deadly Reunions

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Reviewing for Suspense Sisters

I’m so excited to have been asked to review for the Suspense Sisters blog. Some amazing authors in this group! The Suspense Sisters are: Elizabeth Goddard, Lisa Harris, Cynthia Hickey, Ellen Kennedy, Nancy Mehl, Dana Mentink, Jill Elizabeth Nelson, and Roxanne Rustand. Their blog offers unique views of my favorite genre along with author interviews and book giveaways.

And my latest article on a new favorite is posted on their Review page! Woohoo! Here’s the link!


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Author of the Week: Dani Pettrey

One of my favorite authors! Dani Pettrey and me at the ACFW Gala 2013One of my all-time favorite authors, Dani Pettrey is fairly new on the scene of Christian fiction. Her debut book, Submerged, and her second book, Shattered, are both on my all-time favorites list. And I interviewed her latest book, Stranded, just Monday! You can also find my all-time favorite list in that review article. But meeting Dani has been a highlight of my whole year! Continue reading


Review: Stranded

Third  installment in the Alaskan Courage series, Stranded by Dani Pettrey

I anxiously anticipated Stranded this third book in the Alaskan Courage series. The first book, Submerged, made me an all-time fan of Dani Pettrey. Her second book, Shattered, was even better, in my opinion, than her first. I expected the same from the third installment.
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Top 10 Heroes

After discussing the characteristics of heroes for the last couple of weeks, I’ve succumbed to assemble my own list of favorite heroes. I’ve combined book heroes with those from movies and television, and even a couple from real life.  Continue reading


Review: Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Well, my pink party is over! *Sniff* But the fun doesn’t end. Heart Bouquets is still available and for only 99¢ for a limited time! And not here on Faith~Driven Fiction either! I’ve got a review of a NEW FAVORITE today and Wednesday begins a series on heroes! Can’t wait to start this one!

Now I like to read. And there have been some books that I’ve looked forward to. But can’t-wait-to-read is another animal entirely. I can count on one hand the number of books that fall into that category. Mostly because I normally learn about books after they’ve released and not before. But this one was different! After reading the first book of Dani Pettrey‘s Alaskan Courage series, Submerged, I drooled every time I heard about Shattered, book 2.  Continue reading


Review – Submerged by Dani Pettrey

A new favorite!

Seriously – my current all-time favorite!

Dani Pettrey’s Submerged grabbed hold of me, forcing me into my deepest fears. Tweet This! Continue reading