In “Stranded” by Dani Pettrey, we are once again taken to the last frontier of Alaska on a new adventure with the McKenna siblings. Darcy St. James is a journalist and has returned to Alaska at the request of a friend and fellow journalist. Her friend has been investigating a big story aboard a cruise ship and finds herself in trouble. Darcy joins the cruise in hopes of helping but soon finds her friend is missing and believes that the crew is covering it up. Gage McKenna also joins the cruise in hopes of expanding his family’s business venture to the tourists on the ship. When Darcy and Gage see each other again they both realize they still have feelings for each other. Gage is soon drawn into the mystery that Darcy is trying to uncover because he knows it is the only way to protect her. The problem is that he knows the more time he spends with her the harder it will be to walk away from her. When Darcy's life becomes endangered he realizes he can no longer fight the feelings. Will he be able to turn his life over to God and move past his grief to have a life with Darcy? Will they uncover the sinister plot aboard the ship?
This is the third book in the Alaskan Courage series and it will keep you turning the pages. It is full of drama, love, and hope. We see how no matter how bad the situation is Darcy always turns to God to guide her. We also see how God’s love can help us move past our grief and move forward with our lives. I highly recommend reading “Submerged” and “Shattered” first so that you will have the complete story of the McKenna siblings and especially the story of Gage and Darcy. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.