Sunday, November 1, 2020

GRAVE CHRISTMAS SECRETS by Sharee Stover, Reviewed by Nicole Cook and Paula Shreckhise

“Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead. Forensic anthropologist Taya McGill disagreed with Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote. In her experience, the dead were horrible secret keepers.”
Get ready for the start to the holiday season! Author Sharee Stover’s latest Love Inspired Suspense novel, Grave Christmas Secrets, takes readers on a whirlwind ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. Right before Christmas, forensic anthropologist Taya McGill discovers a buried body and must depend on undercover ATF agent Keegan Stryker to keep them both safe from the killer.
As in her previous books, Sharee Stover shocked me with who the culprit was. I did not see it coming! The epilogue was the perfect ending to the story, and I am so glad that she included it. Once I started reading, I could not put this book down! Along with the wonderful romantic suspense tale, the author also shares the message that God is always with us. Grave Christmas Secrets is recommended for fans of inspirational romantic suspense.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine. Inkwell Faith Content Rating – 2 (light)
“A chill slithered down his neck. He rushed to the foyer and his foot collided with something soft, tripping him. Keegan stumbled into the wall to keep from falling, then turned and inspected the large form.”

It is days before Christmas and cold in Nebraska. Taya McGill is a forensic anthropologist working on remains found in Ashfall Fossil State Park. Only these remains are not ancient and someone is after her. Armed with her wits and prayer, Taya does not know who to trust. Even Keegan Stryker, who says he is undercover law enforcement.

This story has a unique and interesting plot that keeps you on your toes and guessing. I read it waaaaay into the night. The romance was quick but cautious and believable. The faith element was evident in the lives of the protagonists. A plus for me was the abandoned school with an outside tubular fire escape, very much like my first grade school. Cool stuff!

If you want an exciting story that has plenty of action do not miss Grave Christmas Secrets.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

BackCover Blurb:

Discovering buried evidence makes her a target.

At a prehistoric site, forensic anthropologist Taya McGill uncovers a recently buried body days before Christmas—and finds herself in a killer’s sights. Now on the run with undercover ATF agent Keegan Stryker, she must rely on him to guard her as they figure out why someone would kill to keep this murder unsolved. But can they unearth the truth before someone silences them both for good? 
Harlequin Love Inspired, November 2020
Available in digital ebook, mass-market paperback
Colorado native, Sharee Stover, lives in Nebraska with her real-life-hero husband, three too-good-to-be-true children, and two ridiculously spoiled dogs. A self-proclaimed word nerd, she loves the power of the written word to ignite, transform, and restore. She writes Christian romantic suspense combining heart-racing, nail-biting suspense and the delight of falling in love all in one. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and Nebraska Writer’s Guild. Sharee is a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist, winner of the 2017 Wisconsin Fabulous Five Silver Quill Award, and winner of the 2019 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards for Best First Book. When she isn’t writing, Sharee enjoys reading, crocheting and long walks with her obnoxiously lovable German Shepherd. Visit her at




1 comment:

  1. Paula & Nicole - thanks SO much for sharing your review of Grave Christmas Secrets!


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