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Friday, April 20, 2018

Book Review and Giveaway -- "Treacherous Trails" By Dana Mentink -- On tour with Celebrate Lit

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About the Book

Treacherous Trails

Title: Treacherous Trails
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Inspy Romanctic Suspense
Release Date: March, 2018
Falsely accused…
Can she escape the real killer?
In this second installment in the Gold Country Cowboys series, 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?

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About the Author

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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. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

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!


Wow. That was my first reaction after finishing this book.I tend to do my reading on my hour lunch and I did not want to go back to work... I wanted to keep reading.I finished this book in about 3 hours total. 
This book starts out with a bang - and it DOES NOT STOP. There were NO pauses in the action. It just keeps on rolling.
Ella. The central character - such a lovely woman. Accused of murder she is determined to clear her name. Owen. Ella's brothers best friend. Former Marine. Hardened from war. Determined to protect and clear Ella's name at all costs. 
My favorite line of the book: "It's like trying to stop a tank with a squirt gun." 

This is book two of the Gold Country Cowboys series. It can be read as a stand alone. 
If you like action and adventure with romance and violence downplayed with a Christian theme - this is the book for you 

I received a copy of this book from the author through Celebrate Lit Blogging Program -- all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Karen Sue Hadley, April 13
Book by Book, April 14
C Jane Read, April 15
Among the Reads, April 16
Genesis 5020, April 16
Carpe Diem, April 18
Cafinated Reads, April 18
Simple Harvest Reads, April 19 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)
Pause for Tales, April 20
A Greater Yes, April 22
Artistic Nobody, April 23 (Spotlight)
Bigreadersite, April 24
margaret kazmierczak, April 25 (Interview)
Remembrancy, April 25


To celebrate her tour, Dana 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!


  1. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, review and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

  2. wow thank you for your review and for being a part of the tour. i have only read one other suspense story and really didnt like it. but this one has romance and a christian theme in. i would love to give this a try.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net


  3. Oooo.....I love a good suspense and Treacherous Trails sounds like it is chock full of it! Thanks for the great review!!

  4. I read a book by Dana Mentink last year -- it was about a dog.
    Looks like she writes about lots of different topics.