Monday, 28 May 2012
Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation – and Yancey’s a town that doesn’t forget. She’s returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey’s expertise becomes invaluable for the case.
Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murder may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey’s reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart…but doesn’t seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he’s not the same guy she left behind.
Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.
Submerged is an intriguing story that mixes history, romance, tragedy, and suspense. Bailey is on a journey of forgiveness and redemption, and pulls the reader along for the ride. One can never underestimate the power of change – especially at the hands of an all-powerful God. Sometimes it takes other people awhile before they can accept a changed person, but sometimes, it takes time before the changed person can accept themselves. That is where Bailey is at. She has changed, and she knows that, but she still doesn’t feel worthy to accept any good gift God gives her. In this story, the gift comes in the form of Cole McKenna, her former love.
I enjoyed following Bailey’s journey and seeing the growth her and several other characters experienced. This novel had a very satisfying ending and I look forward to book two in the “Alaskan Courage” series.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.