Submerged by Dani Pettrey
(Alaskan Courage Book #1)

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A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a town that doesn't forget. She's returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart...but doesn't seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he's not the same guy she left behind.

Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

"An amazing story of faith, suspense, the power of forgiveness and second chances! Dani Pettrey has a gift for developing characters to fall in love with..." --Lynette Eason, bestselling author of THE WOMEN OF JUSTICE series

"Pettrey is a new author to watch. Recommended for fans of Dee Henderson." --Library Journal

"A spell binding mystery, full of suspense and a great story that will pull you in." --The Suspense Zone

"[A] steadily paced thriller...Pettrey's debut novel is a thoughtful attempt to capture both love and suspense in this intricately plotted mystery."
--Publishers Weekly

"Combining romance, danger, and a dose of Russian history, the novel proves a rapid and entertaining read." --Booklist

"Brimming with romance, suspense, faith, and forgiveness, Submerged is a superbly written debut novel from Dani Pettrey that will satisfy readers of nearly any genre." --Portland Book Review

"Submerged is filled with action and mystery, engaging the reader from the first scene. . . . Pettrey sustains a high level of suspense throughout the narrative." -ForeWord Reviews

About Dani Pettrey

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Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nailbiting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. Visit her website at
Published May 1, 2012 by Bethany House Publishers. 320 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A man and woman who were once a couple confront their past in a brush with a treasure-seeking killer in this steadily paced thriller. Bailey Craig left her small Alaskan hometown 12 years ago and vowe

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The delivery of Bailey’s struggles, such as coming to Faith to seek forgiveness, give the novel a classification beyond mere romance, making it a fresh and optimistic look into love that places it outside the bounds of stereotypical lustful novels.

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As they all work together, old feelings resurface between Cole and Bailey when they realize they now share similar Christian beliefs, but Bailey doubts Cole will ever be able to forgive, or forget, her past indiscretions.

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