About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Secrets Resurfaced by Dana Mentink: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit

About the Book

Book:  Secrets Resurfaced
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 2, 2020

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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The excitement begins immediately in Secrets Resurfaced and it seldom lets up during the rest of this new book by Dana Mentink. Dory Winslow is a private investigator who has returned to Driftwater to uncover the truth about a crime that occurred five years ago and she carries with her a huge secret that she doesn't want revealed. Her five-year-old daughter is the granddaughter of the man now serving a prison sentence for that crime but he and his son haven't a clue that Ivy exists! What Chad Jaggert does know is that Dory is back, she is trying to prove his dad's innocence, and she is in danger for doing so. The story that follows is filled with questions, danger, and several twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end the identity of the true murderer. There is also a growing awareness between Dory and Chad that the love they once shared may still exist. Will Chad be able to keep her safe? Can he forgive her for keeping his little girl a secret? Are all of the lies finally revealed?

If you enjoy thrilling suspense and second-chance love stories, you will definitely like Secrets Resurfaced. It is the fourth book in the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series and I believe that Mentink has saved the best for last!

I received a copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit with no requirement for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Author

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 danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram 

More from Dana

Well, it’s been a wild ride through the Roughwater Cowboy series! Here we are at the end, with youngest brother Chad’s story. Fortunately, the rest of the clan (Mitch, Liam and Helen) are here to lend a hand when the man Chad’s father was jailed for killing comes back to life. Helping out also is Jingles the hapless dog, and a new member of the canine family, three legged Meatball. Throw in a killer on the loose and a secret child, and we’ll have a ‘hold onto your hat’ finish to this series. Thanks for coming along with me! God bless you!

Blog Stops

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Moments, June 14
Simple Harvest Reads, June 15 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Remembrancy, June 16
Bizwings Blog, June 16
Splashes of Joy, June 17
Artistic Nobody, June 18  (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. The book sounds very intriguing.

  2. Wonderful review, Connie! Sounds like a page-turner. Thank you for hosting.