Review: Sins of the Past

by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, & Lynette Eason

Sins of the Past

This was a great romantic suspense collection! I have really enjoyed Dani Pettrey’s and Lynette Eason’s suspense books in the past, and this novella collection introduced me to the writing of Dee Henderson. It is one of the reasons I enjoy novella collections. There have been many times that I have found another author I like when their work is paired with those I already know.

In Missing by Dee Henderson, I really enjoyed the way the author walked me through the process of trying to find John Graham’s mother. It was interesting to see the clues as they unfolded and watch the way the case was handled. I also thought that the gentle, slow development of the romance between the two characters was realistic for the situation.

In Shadowed by Dani Pettrey, I loved getting to see how the McKenna parents, Libby and Ben, met. It was definitely a surprise to find out what they had been through and to see where their children got their sense of adventure from! I thought the author did a great job of building up the romantic tension between these two! Another thing I really enjoyed was the references to things of the time period, such as music, clothing styles, and brands that were popular.

In Blackout by Lynette Eason, I was terrified about the attempts on Macey’s life and mesmerized by the flashbacks she kept experiencing. This was such a suspenseful story! I loved the way the author gave us only little glimpses into the past a bit at a time, making the big reveal at the end of the story even more powerful. The romantic tension was great in this novella, as well.

This was such a fun collection to read! I liked how each story did, in fact, tie back to something in the past. In two of the stories, there was a link to an event in the past. In the other story, the novella was actually set in the past. It was a great tie-in between the novellas!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Sins of the PastThree Novellas from Bestselling Authors
In Dee Henderson’s “Missing,” a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.
Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with “Shadowed,” introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.
Lynette Eason’s “Blackout” delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found–but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?

Purchase your own copy here.


Dee Henderson

Dee Henderson: website, Goodreads

Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey: website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest


Lynette Eason: website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: Sins of the Past

  1. carylkane says:

    Brittany, I love your review! 🙂

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