About the Book
Book: Framed in Death Valley
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Inspirational Suspense
Release date: March 1, 2021
Framed for a murder he didn’t commit, firefighter Beckett Duke gave up on everything—including his marriage to spirited Laney Holland. That is, until Laney’s life is threatened. Knowing the real killer is still at large, Beckett now has one purpose: protecting the woman he loves…and their unborn child. But sometimes an innocent man’s second chance comes with a deadly price.
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About the Author
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 the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Poisoned Pen Press. 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, and a chubby box turtle.
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What’s up in Death Valley?
As the desert vistas opened up in front of Papa Bear and me, I felt an amazing sense of peace. Mind you, we were visiting Death Valley in the fall. No braving the 130 plus summer temperatures for this couple! I simply cannot describe to you the wonder I felt, as a suburbanite from a bustling, noisy Northern California city. There is never a moment at home when I see only open horizon, when I hear nothing but quiet breezes. I was, quite simply, stunned.
I had done some research about places to visit as potential series settings, and Death Valley was at the top of the list. The websites did not disappoint. Artist’s Palette, the gorgeous peak painted in a rainbow of rock colors? Check! Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America, glistening with salt and not so lifeless as one might think…check! How about my favorite moment…jouncing along the precarious trail through Titus Canyon? Check! Would all of these incomparable locations be suitable for a six book suspense series? Roger that!
It’s ironic that I felt so welcomed by such an inhospitable locale. Visiting is one thing, but it takes a certain rugged breed of individuals to live in such a hostile climate. What fodder for fiction! I simply could not wait to get home and start creating the Duke family. And you know what? When this pandemic is over, Death Valley is the first place I want to return…in the fall, of course! Do you have a place near and dear to your heart? What’s first on your travel list after the world opens up again?
Framed in Death Valley By: Dana Mentink is part of the Love Inspired Suspense series. I have read several of the author's books - and each one that I read becomes my favorite. If you have never read anything by this author - you need to stop what you are doing, and get one of her books. She is also hilarious. If you follow her on Facebook you will find fun videos, fun questions to answer and so much more.
This book is now my favorite Mentink book. I did not think that was possible after Cold Case Pursuit. Check my review: HERE. Framed in Death Valley is the first book in the Desert Justice series. I am very excited for the rest of the series. In this story, we see firefighter Beckett Duke and Laney Holland. Beckett has been framed for a murder that he did not commit. Because of this Beckett has given up on everything in his life. This also includes, Laney. However, then Laney is in danger and Beckett knows he needs to protect her. Just like all of Dana's books - this book will start off with so much action and will continue throughout the whole book. Right before Beckett is released from prison, he is jumped by fellow inmates. He is given a message. The brother of the woman that Beckett is accused of killing states that he will kill Beckett and Lacey. Beckett rushes back to the small town that Lacey lives and needs to protect her. Will they be able to dodge them?
Fun characters, action packed story line, great description of death valley. I cannot wait until the next book. I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program. All thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a $30 Amazon gift card, a set of six mini cactus candles, and a signed copy of the book!!
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This book seems very exciting! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a great page-turner.ReplyDelete