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!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dangerous Amish Showdown by Mary Alford: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit

About the Book

Dangerous Amish Showdown

Author: Mary Alford

Genre: Amish Suspense

Release date: August 24, 2021

Under siege in Amish country…

She must fight for their lives.

Gunshots shatter Willa Lambright’s placid Montana evening—and that’s before she discovers on-the-run lawman Mason Shetler on her doorstep. Willa hadn’t glimpsed her childhood friend since he’d turned his back on Amish country years before. Now the US marshal’s returned with an injured partner, a young witness he must protect at all costs…and vicious Mafia agents dead set on making sure none of them survive.

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Imagine a little girl who has witnessed her parents being murdered, and is now being pursued by the killers. Throw in two US Marshals who are unsuccessful in finding her safe shelter, because there's a mole who keeps revealing where they are. The first pages of this book set the pace, and that pace is 'hold on to your hats'! Dangerous Amish Showdown is filled with non-stop action, constant danger, and questions with no easy answers, as Mason Shetler returns to the place where he grew up. Would Mafia hitmen think to look in Amish country for two US Marshals and a six-year-old girl? Mason and Willa Lambright once enjoyed a childhood friendship in their Amish community, and now, Willa and her mother may be their last chance. Are these Amish women willing to put their own lives at risk to help someone who had walked away from his Amish upbringing?

"No matter what happens here, you are an admirable man, and you are doing what Gott wishes you to do to protect this precious kinna. And us."

These very wise words from Willa's mother Beth remind Mason of the belief that he had once possessed, and a big part of this story is his return to faith in God. Author Mary Alford also shows the renewal of his friendship with Willa. Is it possible that there could be a second chance at romance.

Dangerous Amish Showdown
is a heartwarming story that you won't want to miss. Fans of romantic Christian suspense, this book is for you!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a positive review, These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Mary Alford loves giving her readers the unexpected. Her titles have appeared on the USA Today list, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller list, and have finaled in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence in mystery, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards.

Mary is an avid reader. She loves to cook, can’t face the day without coffee, and her three granddaughters are the apple of her eye. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two spoiled cats and a dog who thinks he owns the place.

More from Mary

When I first heard of the title for my latest Love Inspired Suspense, I smiled. Dangerous Amish Showdown reminds me of the old westerns where the good guys face off with the bad guys and always win. As a child I loved watching them, mostly because my dad loved them so much, and yes, a big draw for me besides sharing the time with him, was seeing the good guys win. It’s what I try to put into every single book I write, and it’s exactly what happens in Dangerous Amish Showdown.

Lately, I find myself reminiscing a lot about childhood things such as watching old westerns with my dad, and smiling at those simpler times.

In Dangerous Amish Showdown, it takes coming back to his simple childhood Amish community for Mason Shetler to realize how special that life once was for him. Through the courage found in a little girl who has lost everything, and the strength of a woman whose future is uncertain, Mason discovered what he had been searching for all along.

I truly hope you enjoy Mason and Willa’s fight to protect young Samantha and the love they find along the way. And I hope their happy ending leaves you with a smile on your face, and maybe takes you back to a simpler time in your life.

Blessings always,

Mary Alford

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The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 4

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

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


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  1. This sounds like a good page-turner.

  2. I like a 'hold on to your hat' kind of book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Thank you so much for featuring Dangerous Amish Showdown on your blog. Have a blessed week.

  4. I will be ignoring the housework until I finish reading this book.