Secrets Resurfaced by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

Posted June 23, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Secrets Resurfaced by Dana Mentink – Book Review, Preview

Secrets Resurfaced

by Dana Mentink

Series: Roughwater Ranch Cowboys #4
Series Rating:
Published by Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date June 1, 2020
Genres: Suspense, Western, Mystery, Clean Romance
Setting: Californa Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224


Searching for the truth
could get them killed…
When new evidence surfaces about a tragic boating accident that put her ex-boyfriend’s father in prison, private investigator Dory Winslow is determined to look into it. But now someone’s dead set on silencing her. And working with Chad Jaggert—the father of her secret child—may be the only way to survive the treacherous truth about the tragedy that once tore them apart.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Danger on the Ranch, Deadly Christmas Pretense, Cold Case Connection

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Danger abounds for Dory as she conducts her investigation. And because Chad insists on helping her, his life is also in peril.

Secrets Resurfaced is a fast-paced story that follows Dory and Chad’s investigation. It seemed like they barely got out of one disaster before they were up to their eyeballs in another one!

I had already fallen for Chad in the previous Roughwater Ranch stories. I loved his very quiet ways and how comfortable he was with silence. And especially loved his strongly protective manner!

Dory thought she was strong and was, in many ways. Yet she wasn’t unbreakable. I really liked her vulnerability and the way she was able to trust Chad even when she wasn’t convinced that he cared for her.

Though Ivy, their daughter, was not in the story much, when she was she stole the scenes! She was simply precious. I loved the way that when she discovered Chad was her Daddy, she simply loved him and fully embraced her position as his daughter, trusting him completely.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention another hero of the story, Meatball, the tripod dog. He fell more head-over-heels in love with Dory in the way that only a dog can, and as a result, he was able to … Well, maybe I shouldn’t give this away!

If you have read the other stories in the Roughwater Ranch series, you will be glad to know that the characters you have come to love from them are back with more than just a mention. In fact, it was a good thing that Liam was there! If you haven’t read them, it is optional as each story stands alone. However, they are so enjoyable you will want to read them all.

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About Dana Mentink

Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.

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