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!

Monday, March 13, 2023

Confessions to a Stranger (Harbored in Crow’s Nest #1) by Danielle Grandinetti

Confessions to a Stranger (Harbored in Crow’s Nest #1)ABOUT THE BOOK

She’s lost her future. He’s sacrificed his. Now they have a chance to reclaim it—together.

Wisconsin, 1930—While fleeing for her life, Adaleigh Sirland’s rescue of a child introduces her to a family who provides her safe harbor. When her identity comes under threat of exposure, she must choose between running once more or helping the man who teaches her to hope again.

First mate David Martins is intrigued by the mysterious woman taken in by his grandmother, but she wrestles with a troubled past. When his estranged father is arrested for murder, can David put aside his own struggles in time to discern which secret threatens Adaleigh before it kills them both?

Welcome to Crow’s Nest, where danger and romance meet at the water’s edge.


Confessions to a Stranger begins with an exciting rescue scene that poses an intriguing question. Why is Adaleigh Sirland so hesitant to allow people to see that she's saved a young boy's life? What follows is a compelling story of a young woman's efforts to keep her identity unknown and a local fisherman who has his own secrets to hide. Will these two strangers be able to confide in each other the things that they keep hidden from others? Can David Martins protect this mystery woman from the people who are so eager to find her?

This story is set in a small Wisconsin village during the 1930s so there are many mentions of the fishing industry that sustained Crow's Nest during that time. Grandinetti's characters are appealing, the mystery and suspense kept me fully engaged, and there's also an inspiring faith element woven into the plot. This is the first book of a new series, so I am looking forward to returning to Crow's Nest, Wisconsin. I recommend Confessions to a Stranger to all who enjoy historical romantic suspense.

I received a digital copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Inspirational romance author, Danielle Grandinetti, writes both historical romantic suspense and contemporary sweet romance. An avid reader, she became a book blogger in 2016 and has been reviewing books since. She also won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award.

Danielle’s educational background includes an M.A. in Communication and Culture from Trinity International University, a B.A. in Communication from Louisiana Baptist University, and an A.A. in Biblical Studies from New Tribes Bible Institute, as well the Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman Level certifications from the Christian Writers Guild. She has taught college courses on intercultural communication and group dynamics at Trinity International University and worked for twelve years as a virtual middle school writing coach.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along the Wisconsin shoreline of Lake Michigan with her husband, their two young sons, and Labrador puppy. 

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