Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink – Review

Posted April 16, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways, Guest Post /

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Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink - Review

Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink – Review

Treacherous Trails

by Dana Mentink

Series: Gold Country Cowboys #2
Series Rating:
Published by Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date March 6, 2018
Genres: Western, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224


Falsely accused…

Can she escape the real killer?

In this Gold Country Cowboys story, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder—and only former marine Owen Thorn, her brother's best friend, can help clear her name. Now with someone trying to kill Ella, Owen must protect her…despite his promise to her brother to stay away from her. But can they work together to find the true killer before she becomes the next to die?

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

Also in this series: Lost Christmas Memories

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Wow! Have you read any books by Dana Mentink yet?  Treacherous Trails was my first and I am hooked.  With just the right blend of suspense, action, and romance this story was hard to put down from the start.

Ella was a fantastic, well-developed character. After a period of rebellion and stupidity, she repented and turned her life around, being willing to take up her cross to follow the path the Lord had for her. Her tender heart for her sister who was brain-damaged was admirable and sweet, and yet she had such determination to stand up for herself and not get trampled on.

Owen couldn’t stop himself from acting the hero, despite Ella’s claims to not need his help. I loved his obsession with the weather and the way it kept coming into the story.

I loved Owen’s family as well. The way they stepped in to help Ella with her troubles was heart-warming. Each of the brothers was so protective. But the best one was Owen’s mom. She was so full of love. She also knew how to let her sons do what they felt they needed to without trying to interfere.

Though the story is mostly serious and intense, I laughed out loud at the scene after they got out of the hospital smelling like smoke. The clothes Ella picked out for Owen at the thrift store and the ensuing conversation was great!

I’ve now signed up for this author’s newsletter so I can know when her new books are coming out.  You may want to do this as well.  🙂

Guest Post from Dana Mentink

Howdy, friends! I am so thrilled to be galloping into the second book in the Gold Country Cowboy series with you. This book was a hoot to write. It’s got a nice twisty mystery and plenty of danger! Our hero, twin Owen Thorn, is a Marine doing his darnedest not to fall in love with his brother’s little sister, but you know how these things go, don’t you, partners? There’s trouble ahead in cowboy country and this story will take you on a wild gallop to the happy ending! God bless and thanks for coming along!

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To celebrate her tour, Dana Mentink is giving away a grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, Cornbread Mix, and Cowboy Caviar Salsa!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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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6 responses to “Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink – Review

  1. Lori Smanski

    i have not read from this author yet. i would love to give her a try. this sounds like an interesting story.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review and the information on “Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink as well as being part of the book tour. I have this book on my TBR list and would LOVE the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Marilyn

    I haven’t read this book but others by Dana Mentink. She does write amazing stories.

  4. Mary Young

    This is a new author for me and I look forward to reading her books.