Sunday, October 10, 2021

UNDERCURRENT OF SECRETS by Rachel Scott McDaniel, Reviewed by Nicole Cook and Rebecca Maney #Giveaway

With two equally compelling storylines and a perfect blend of the past and present, Rachel Scott McDaniel's latest novel Undercurrent of Secrets is her best work yet. Readers will be captivated by the secrets that the 100-year-old steamboat holds and fall in love with two handsome heroes. This book was perfect for my romance loving heart.

Undercurrent of Secrets
will definitely be on my top 10 reads of 2021. It is highly recommended for readers of historical fiction, contemporary romance, and time-slip novels.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
"I don't want to be rude . . .  I can wait until the dance is over or until you tire of your partner. He seems pretty boring."

"Of all the . . .  " nerve, isn't that what Devyn Asbury was thinking . . . if she could even manage to think straight, realizing the voice belonged to the handsome stranger who had just witnessed her impulsive, imaginary promenade across The Belle of Louisville's stern. How embarrassing! Pulling her wedding coordinator persona together, Devyn was intrigued when Chase Jones explained why he was aboard ship; there were no nuptials involved, instead he was holding half of a vintage photograph, clearly taken aboard The Belle, and he wanted to know . . . who was the woman in the picture?

Two women loved the old steamboat; one whose entire existence had depended on it, and the other whose future would be re-navigated by the secrets it held. Penned with extraordinary finesse, "Undercurrent of Secrets" captures the reader's attention from the very first ("Some engagements end in happily ever afters, and some just end . . . on social media.") through the very last ( . . . as long as she stayed in the current of His love, she knew she could rely on Him in both the still and the troubled waters.") line. 
*I purchased a copy and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.

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Two women, a century apart, are bound by a haunting secret aboard a legendary steamboat.

Walk through
Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

As wedding coordinator for the 100-year-old steamboat
The Belle of Louisville, Devyn Asbury takes pride in seeing others’ dreams come true, even though her engagement had sunk like a diamond ring to the bottom of the Ohio River. When the Belle becomes a finalist in the Timeless Wedding Venue contest, Devyn endeavors to secure the prestigious title with hopes to reclaim some of her professional dreams. What she hadn’t planned on was Chase Jones showing up with a mysterious photo from the 1920s.

A century earlier, Hattie Louis is as untamable as the rivers that raised her. As the adopted daughter of a steamboat captain, her duties range from the entertainment to cook. When strange incidents occur aboard the boat, Hattie’s determined to discover the truth. Even if that means getting under First Mate Jack Marshall’s handsome skin.


Rachel Scott McDaniel is an award-winning author of historical romance. Winner of the ACFW Genesis Award and the RWA Touched By Love award, Rachel infuses faith and heart into each story. She currently enjoys life in Ohio with her husband and two kids. Rachel can be found online at and on all social media platforms. 
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  1. Jennifer K: I enjoy when the two timelines connect and relate in surprising ways

  2. I enjoy learning about two different time periods and also seeing how they connect.

  3. I enjoy how the two storylines from different eras are intertwined and woven together into one overall story.

  4. I've enjoyed several good dual timeline stories recently. I enjoy seeing how they both come together in the end.

  5. I enjoy reading and finding out how the past and present storylines from different historical time periods weave together and develop into an incredible story!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book! I am so looking forward to reading this story!!!

  6. This totally made my day! Thank you ladies for reading and reviewing Undercurrent of Secrets! And thank you for the giveaway ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Rafflecopter is being odd - It is supposed to be showing the name of the winner - Kerri Norrod. I will be contacting her today. Thank you all for participating! And thank you, Rebecca, for offering the giveaway!


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