Posted in Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense

Dani Pettrey’s Stranded


Darcy St. James returns to Alaska to join a journalist friend undercover on the trail of a big story. But when Darcy arrives, she finds her friend has disappeared. Troubled by the cruise ship’s vague explanation, Darcy uses her cover as a travel reporter to investigate further.

The last person Gage McKenna expects to see during his summer aboard a cruise ship leading adventure excursions is Darcy. And in typical Darcy fashion, she’s digging up more trouble.

He’d love to just forget her–but something won’t let him. And he can’t help but worry about her as they are heading into more remote regions of Alaska and eventually into foreign waters. Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they push, the more Gage fears they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.


This book was fast-paced, action-packed, sweet & romantic all in one. Naturally, I’ve been looking forward to reading about Gage and Darcy since the last novel by Ms. Pettrey. Once again we are brought back to the beautiful, yet harsh environment of Alaska and the welcoming arms of the McKenna family.

One thing I kind of liked was that the foundation of Gage’s and Darcy’s relationship had already been laid in Shattered and so in this book you can just watch the two of them recognize their feelings for each other. Darcy continued to be a very likeable heroine. Though she was driven, I didn’t find her annoying.

I liked Gage and his emphasis on safety to be very realistic (considering where they live). I found the mystery to be engaging and not overwhelming, make no mistake this is a character driven novel. Spiritually, Gage learns to trust God in spite of the fact that sometimes things don’t always go our way. I couldn’t help but appreciate the way Darcy consistently prayed until she got her prayer answered. Fun book, looking forward to the next one!

**I received this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way.**

Romantic Scale: 8.5

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