It seems he can't just retire in peace... Danger on the Ranch by Dana Mentink (Review & #Giveaway)

I'm such a fan of this author and always jump at the chance to read her books.
Find out what I thought about her newest and enter the tour giveaway below...

Danger on the Ranch
(Roughwater Ranch Cowboys #1)
By Dana Mentink
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 224 Pages
June 1st 2019 by Love Inspired Suspense


Her child’s life is on the line

A Roughwater Ranch Cowboys story

After putting his serial killer brother in prison, former US marshal Mitch Whitehorse chooses a solitary country life—until his brother escapes. Now Mitch’s former sister-in-law, Jane Reyes, needs protection…for herself and the toddler she’s kept a secret. Mitch still isn’t sure of Jane’s innocence in his brother’s crimes, but to keep his nephew out of a killer’s grasp, trusting her is his only option.

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My Review

DANGER ON THE RANCH is an intense read as a mother tries to escape the clutches of her serial killer ex-husband with the help of his retired US Marshall brother. It's a story full of suspense, complex characters, and moments of faith.

Mitch and Jane find themselves in a dire situation and under some pretty tense circumstances as they fight for their lives and safety. I liked both of these main characters, and I liked the overall story. I thought there were quite a few red herrings and I actually would have liked a few of those to develop more, but with this line of books there isn't always time to do that. The inspirational element of the story is pretty strong, but it worked.

I had a tough time with the romance. It started early on in the story and I just didn't feel it. I think I would have actually liked the story a lot more without the romantic aspect or with it just blooming at the end. It just didn't work for me.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This is definitely one of those cat and mouse stories. I had some issues with it, but I think there is promise for this new series.

Content: Some violence.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through CelebrateLit, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Barbour, and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

More from Dana

We’re kicking off a new cowboy series, but this one is going to take you for a wild ride! Set on a ranch that’s sandwiched between the sea and the hills required me to do some on site research of course! I spent quite a while in this gorgeous area of California, looking for cattle. (You can see the zany results in my video.) I found the cattle, and also the perfect setting for this first book. It’s a creepy one, I’ll warn you, as hero Mitch Whitehorse comes face to face with the serial killer brother he sent to prison….and his desperate ex sister in law. Saddle up and enjoy the story! God bless!

Tour Schedule

Among the Reads, June 26
Quiet Quilter, June 26
Vicky Sluiter, June 27
Wishful Endings, June 28
Hallie Reads, June 30
Pause for Tales, June 30
Remembrancy, July 2
Moments, July 3
Genesis 5020, July 4
Emily Yager, July 5
Carpe Diem, July 5
Bigreadersite, July 6
EmpowerMoms, July 8

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a grand prize package that includes a gorgeous insulated lunch bag, a copy of Danger on the Ranch (winner’s choice of format), and a $15 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!

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