Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Secrets Resurfaced by Dana Mentink

Posted June 14, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Dana Mentink, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 26 Comments

Roughwater Ranch Cowboys #4

GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2020
PAGES: 224

Searching for the truth

could get them killed…

When new evidence surfaces about a tragic boating accident that put her ex-boyfriend’s father in prison, private investigator Dory Winslow’s determined to look into it. But now someone’s dead set on silencing her. And working with Chad Jaggert—the father of her secret child—may be the only way to survive the treacherous truth about the tragedy that once tore them apart.

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Dana Mentink is one of those authors who could write a phone book and I’d read it because it would be thoroughly entertaining. Fortunately, she writes romantic suspense so I don’t have to resort to phone books, but I totally would if I had to haha.

Secrets Resurfaced is the last book (I believe) in the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series, and it was a great way to end, if we must. It starts off with several breath-holding moments and keeps that tension going throughout the story – just about the time we start to relax, we realize how foolhardy that was because there are still pages left! The stakes are life and death, and those stakes don’t ease up until nearly the very end.

Dory and Chad’s shared past adds a new kind of tension to the story, one swirling with old regrets and lingering love. No matter whether the past or the present is dominating their feelings in any given moment, the emotions run deep and the chemistry between them hasn’t lessened over the last five years of separation. Little Ivy is an adorable scene stealer who will quickly win your heart, and watching her completely capture Chad’s heart, too, will keep a besotted grin on your face.

Bottom Line: Whether or not you’ve read the previous books in this series, Secrets Resurfaced can be enjoyed on its own without the reader feeling lost. You’ll definitely want to go back and catch up though, because each book in this series is amazing. High-stakes action & suspense captivate your attention from start to finish, and the romance is redemptive, swoony, and sweet. Another fabulous read from Dana Mentink!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fantastic!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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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 forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Sourcebooks. 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. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

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

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26 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Secrets Resurfaced by Dana Mentink

  1. Roxanne C.

    Sometimes my favorite parts of a book are those where a child pretty much steals the scene, so to speak. Ivy sounds like an adorable character.

  2. Julie Waldron

    I enjoyed the review. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy, I like that you can read it as a stand alone or as part of a series.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on ” Secrets Resurfaced” by Dana Mentink and for being part of the Celebrate Lit book tour.

    Sounds like an absolutely fabulous book, but I’d expect nothing less for this authors. Always enjoy her books and have had this one on my TBR list since it was first mentions. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.

    Love the cover and excited to see how it plays into the books plot.

  4. Trixi

    I love Dana Mentink and have read several of her books. I definitely need to catch up with this series though because I don’t have this one! So many books, so little time!
    Thank you for your review, Carrie, and participating in the blog tour.

  5. Diana Hardt

    I liked the blurb and review. It sounds like a really interesting book, very intriguing. Thank you for sharing.

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