Contemporary Christian Fiction

Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey | #BookReview



Finally Returned Home, Reef McKeena
Finds His Beloved Alaska Facing Its Greatest Threat

Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now, working together as search-and-rescue for Alaska’s arduous Iditarod race, a growing attraction seems to be forcing aside old arguments. Then Reef catches Kirra sneaking from camp in the middle of the night.

Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank’s daughter has been kidnapped. Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life–but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.

My Thoughts

With the release of Sabotaged, the final book of her Alaskan Courage Series, Dani Pettrey delivers one of the best inspirational romantic suspense books I’ve read. Prepare for an avalanche of excitement as Kirra Jacobs and the entire McKenna clan battle the harsh Alaskan winter in order to find Kirra’s uncle and save his kidnapped daughter. As the Iditarod mushers push towards Nome, many lives hang in the balance as the team races the clock in search of answers.

Sabotaged perfectly balances a suspense rich plot with an emerging romance – leaving just enough room for a moving story of God’s healing love. Pettrey demonstrates great skill at building tension by revealing bits and pieces of Kirra’s story over time. I found the most poignant moments to be when Kirra shares her past, acknowledges God’s continual presence even in trials, and her inability to mend her own heart. These events also highlighted how much Reef McKenna has grown between books. He has changed, or better yet God has changed him – his faith, his motives, and his actions. The fruit of which is the conflict-turned-romance between he and Kirra Jacobs.

As with the previous 4 books of the series, Sabotaged can stand alone. However, if you plan on reading the entire series this book will hold a few spoilers for the previous books. Returning fans need not worry if it’s been awhile since you’ve read Silenced. Pettrey gives thoughtful reminders from her previous books to get you back in the groove. I believe Sabotaged to be a beautiful conclusion to our time spent with the McKenna family. I’m going to miss them {*sniff*}, but I am excited to read whatever Dani Pettrey writes next!!

Sabotaged releases January 27 from Bethany House Publishers.


I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About the Author

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the author of the bestselling romantic suspense novels Silenced, Stranded, Shattered, and Submerged, winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion for First Novel and the Colorado Romance Writers 2013 Award of Excellence. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. She can be found online at



3 thoughts on “Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey | #BookReview

  1. Finished this book recently and really enjoyed it! Glad you did too, Amanda. Though it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to this family, I’m looking forward to what’s next in Dani’s writing. Great review!

    Thanks for the Dreaming Under the Same Moon blog follow. Visit anytime. 🙂


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