“Sabotaged” Alaskan Courage #5 by Dani Pettrey
To say I was excited for the 5th book in this series would be an understatement, maybe ECSTATIC would be a better. word. I love these books in the Alaskan Courage series, I’ve fallen in love with all the characters. The books follow the McKenna family and their journey with love, Christ, and adventures.
In “Sabotaged” we get to know Reef Mckenna better. The story revolves around a dog sled race. Kirra Jacobs notices her Uncle Frank is missing from the front of the pack, he’s usually a front runner. She’s worried and tries to head out in the middle of the night to look for him. Reef catches her and insists he go with her to keep her safe. She really doesn’t want him around, she thinks he is like he was in High School- a player and a jerk. They both soon find out that Uncle Frank is ok but in danger, he has to do a task some bad guys told him to do because his daughter Meg has been kidnapped. He tell Kirra and Reef that they can’t involve the police or they will kill his daughter. It’s up to Reef, Kirra and the McKenna family to locate Meg and find Frank again before it’s too late. Meanwhile some bad memories from the past pop up on their search. Kirra must face them and trust the man who is with her, Reef. Kirra is searching for God in the why the bad thing happened to her and she eventually realizes that God was with her but the sin and will of the bad person in her life caused her to get hurt.
This was by far the best book in the series. The character development was deeper and the adventure more intense. I liked that God, prayer and seeking God were more prominent in the storyline. At one point Reef and Kirra discuses where God is in times of trouble. Reef says that “Jesus doesn’t promise us a life without trouble. In fact, for His followers He says the exact opposite.” The Kirra remembers John 16- “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” So to have faith the God will be with us.
This book is a romance, adventure book. If you like these types of books I believe you’ll like these books. You don’t necessarily have to read them in order but I would encourage it. It will give you more insight into the McKenna family. I can’t wait for the next book!