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Monday, October 4, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Dangerous Amish Showdown Author: Mary Alford On tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: Dangerous Amish Showdown

Author: Mary Alford

Genre: Amish Suspense

Release date: August 24, 2021

Under siege in Amish country…

She must fight for their lives.

Gunshots shatter Willa Lambright’s placid Montana evening—and that’s before she discovers on-the-run lawman Mason Shetler on her doorstep. Willa hadn’t glimpsed her childhood friend since he’d turned his back on Amish country years before. Now the US marshal’s returned with an injured partner, a young witness he must protect at all costs…and vicious Mafia agents dead set on making sure none of them survive.


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About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Mary Alford loves giving her readers the unexpected. Her titles have appeared on the USA Today list, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller list, and have finaled in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence in mystery, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards.

Mary is an avid reader. She loves to cook, can’t face the day without coffee, and her three granddaughters are the apple of her eye. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two spoiled cats and a dog who thinks he owns the place.


More from Mary

When I first heard of the title for my latest Love Inspired Suspense, I smiled. Dangerous Amish Showdown reminds me of the old westerns where the good guys face off with the bad guys and always win. As a child I loved watching them, mostly because my dad loved them so much, and yes, a big draw for me besides sharing the time with him, was seeing the good guys win. It’s what I try to put into every single book I write, and it’s exactly what happens in Dangerous Amish Showdown.

Lately, I find myself reminiscing a lot about childhood things such as watching old westerns with my dad, and smiling at those simpler times.

In Dangerous Amish Showdown, it takes coming back to his simple childhood Amish community for Mason Shetler to realize how special that life once was for him. Through the courage found in a little girl who has lost everything, and the strength of a woman whose future is uncertain, Mason discovered what he had been searching for all along.

I truly hope you enjoy Mason and Willa’s fight to protect young Samantha and the love they find along the way. And I hope their happy ending leaves you with a smile on your face, and maybe takes you back to a simpler time in your life.

Blessings always,

Mary Alford

My Thoughts

Dangerous Amish Showdown is written by Mary Alford. This is part of the Love Inspired Suspense Series. I have read several books by this author and she always writes such great, suspenseful stories. She will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

In this story, we see Amish Willa Lambright and former Amish US Marshal Mason Shetler crossing paths. Mason and his partner Erik are on the move with their charge, six year old Samantha King. Samantha witnessed her parents murdered by Lucian Bartelli - a powerful weapons dealer. Samantha can identify some powerful people and the Bartelli clan does not like that. Somehow everytime they move Samantha their location is compromised. 

Mason heads toward his former Amish community, West Kootenai. On the way there they are ambushed. Erik and Mason are both injured and it's a game of cat and mouse. He manages to navigate through the woods and ends up at his Amish classmates house, Willa. Willa is surprised to see Mason, Samantha and Erik. She welcomes them with open arms, tends to their wounds. Then they are all, including Willa's disabled mother, fighting for their lives. 

This book is action packed. Bartelli will stop at nothing to make sure that the mess is cleaned up even if that means harming innocent women in the meantime. Mason and Willa have to make amends with each other, and their pasts in order to try and stay alive. Mason has strayed from his faith, from God, from his family. What will happen being back in the community. If they can survive what will he do? 

Well written characters, suspenseful storyline, great Biblical message. This might be my favorite book by Mary Alford yet. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging program, all thoughts are my own. 

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Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 30

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, September 30 (Author Interview)

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The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 4

Simple Harvest Reads, October 4 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

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To celebrate her tour, Mary is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Tour Reminders


  1. Connie, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

  2. I have to check this out! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks like a page turner kind of book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  4. This sounds like a good page-turner.