Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Darlene L. Turner & Abducted in Alaska

Posted February 27, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, Darlene L. Turner, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 20 Comments

Abducted in Alaska JustRead Blog TourWelcome to the Blog Tour for the Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to host Darlene today to talk about trusting God!

Abducted in AlaskaTitle: Abducted in Alaska
Author: Darlene L. Turner
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Protecting a child…
could cost them their lives.

Saving a boy who has escaped his captors puts Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan right into the path of a ruthless child-smuggling ring. Now with help from police constable Layke Jackson, she must keep the child safe.

But can they rescue the other abducted children and bring down the gang…all while protecting a little boy and keeping themselves alive?


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Trusting in God’s Sovereignty

by Darlene L. Turner, author of Abducted in Alaska

Jigsaw puzzles seem to be the rage lately. Do you remember doing them as kids? Placing each piece in its specific spot was fun . . . until you either couldn’t figure out how one fit—or heaven forbid—you lost a piece. Then everything changed. It wasn’t fun anymore. More like frustrating. This got me thinking about life and how much our lives are like a jigsaw puzzle. When things are going along nicely, the pieces fit perfectly. The picture is becoming clear. We can see it and it’s just within our grasp. And then—WHAM!

Something happens. We can’t make the next piece fit or we’ve lost one. Our path changes. And not the way we want it to. We question God. “What are You doing? This is not what I wanted.”

In Abducted in Alaska, Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan receives bad news that rocks her world, crushing her well-thought out plans for her life. How could this be happening? She questions God and what He’s doing. She goes through a roller-coaster set of emotions and has to work through the journey of trusting in God’s sovereignty. Her bump in her journey doesn’t fit into her perfect jigsaw puzzle. The picture is now distorted and she can’t see the end result.

We’ve all been there, right? So what do we do when that happens? Do we shove the entire puzzle on the floor and start over? No. We pick through each piece one at a time and trust we’ll find the right one. Hannah has to do this too and in the end becomes stronger.

God knows the big picture. He sees all the pieces of our lives—from the beginning to the end. Every happy moment and every blip in the road. Do we throw Him to the curb and stomp our feet thinking we can do things on our own?

No. We fall to our knees and TRUST. He’s sovereign and knows all. From the beginning to the end. He has bigger and better plans than anything we could ever dream possible.

We just need to trust Him with every piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

Jeremiah 29:11 (VOICE)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that.”

Do you find it hard to trust God with every piece of your life? How do you cope when one doesn’t fit into your jigsaw puzzle?

Darlene Turner

Darlene L. Turner’s love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Darlene won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense twice and an ACFW Genesis award. She’s represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her debut book, Border Breach, released in April 2020 with Love Inspired Suspense. She has two books releasing in 2021: Abducted in Alaska (March) and Lethal Cover-Up (August).

Darlene met her husband Jeff at the turtle races in Ontario, Canada. She loves flavored coffee and plaid shirts. You can connect with Darlene on her website where there’s suspense beyond borders.

CONNECT WITH DARLENE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Abducted in Alaska JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a prize package including a Bible study book, swag, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 23, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner? Do you find it hard to trust God with every piece of your life? How do you cope when one doesn’t fit into your jigsaw puzzle?

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20 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Darlene L. Turner & Abducted in Alaska

  1. Patricia Brooks

    This sounds like a really good book that centers on a topic that you don’t here too much about but that you know is happening around the world.

  2. I spent more time doing puzzles than reading during quarantine last year, I think because it helped me calm and zen out while not escaping the reality of what was going on around me (the way books do).

  3. Roxanne C.

    I liked Darlene’s previous book, and I think this one will be even more thrilling. I’m getting better at jigsaw puzzles which surprised me.

  4. Lori Smanski

    trusting in god’s sovereignty is such an appropriate phrase for this book. thanks for your thoughts on this story. it sounds like a real page turner. cant wait to read it.

  5. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    This cover has me wondering…what happened. At times it is hard to trust God with every aspect of my life.

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