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Sins of the Past by Henderson, Pettrey, and Eason

by Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin

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Bethany House Publishers

I just finished Sins of the Past with three novellas from three of the current greatest in contemporary romantic suspense: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason. This isn’t as much a review as a heads up on what’s new.

Missing by Dee Henderson follows the story of everyone’s nightmare—a loved one who disappears without a trace. John Graham, Police Chief for Cheyenne, Wyoming, returns to his hometown of Chicago when his mother is reported missing. The first half of the story revolves around the search and moves at a brisk clip. The second half is the aftermath and the pace is slower (do NOT read “boring”) without the typical highly-charged climax. This one is more “thoughtful” than suspenseful, but a worthy read.

Shadowed by Dani Pettrey is a prequel to her five-book Alaskan Courage series. In this novella, we travel back to 1979 and meet the parents of the McKenna siblings (from the series) before they were twinkles in Ben’s and Libby’s eyes. Ms. Pettrey brings together a champion swimmer and an Alaskan outdoorsman (with a background in Atomic Physics) as they fight to survive the pursuit of Russian spies and the threat of terrorism. Suspense at its best.

Blackout by Lynette Eason highlights the Sins of the Past when a young woman’s teen-aged willfulness comes back to haunt her years later. Macey Adams tries to keep those around her safe while she struggles to remember what happened the night she surprised her boyfriend with an unexpected visit. It’s Lynette Eason … enough said.

At over 375 pages, this isn’t a short book, but I was amazed at how quickly I finished it. That’s what happens when you get sucked into a story (or three), right?  🙂



As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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