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Review of “Lost Christmas Memories”

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About the Book

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Book: Lost Christmas Memories

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense/Christmas

Release Date: November 1, 2018

A witness with amnesia

Can she trust this Gold Country Cowboy with her life?

Tracy Wilson witnessed a murder—but after a head injury, she can’t remember what she saw. Now someone plans to silence her for good, and only cowboy Keegan Thorn believes her. With a killer after her at Christmas, Tracy is running out of time to remember…and falling dangerously hard for the cowboy who could break her heart.

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About the Author

Dana-Mentink

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 thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming 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, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com.

Guest Post from Dana

Writing this book was bittersweet for me. It was lovely to finally be able to tell youngest Thorn brother Keegan’s story, but I sure am sorry to say goodbye to this series! It was such fun to write about these four kinsmen and the family bonds that held them together through all manner of murder and mayhem! Here at Mentink Manor, we have recently sent a bear cub away to college for the first time. It feels like I have lost a limb now that my Boo Boo is gone! Fortunately, we will enjoy having her home for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Though it won’t be a cozy country Christmas like it is for Keegan (we live in a city of 80,000 here in Northern, CA) we will be thrilled to have all our family home to celebrate together (Mama Bear, Papa Bear, two cubs, a naughty terrier, and a senior citizen box turtle!) I hope you enjoy this last installment in the Gold Country Cowboy series. I am sending along our best wishes for a blessed holiday season, from our Mentink household to yours!

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a grand prize of a copy of Lost Christmas Memories, a $50 Amazon gift card and this cute reading charms necklace!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d626/lost-christmas-memories-celebration-tour-giveaway
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Imagine being in a new place and not really knowing anyone yet, and no one knowing you yet.  Moreover, you witness a murder but no one believes you, while also suffering from amnesia.  Plus, someone knows you witnessed the murder and resolves to kill you, no matter the cost.  Or perhaps, you are someone who grew up believing you were unlovable and unwanted because your own father did not want you or believe you have any importance.  Then your two lives cross through a twist of circumstance.  This is precisely what happens with Tracy and Keegan.  While this is book 4 in the Gold Country Cowboys series, I was able to follow along fine even though I have not yet read the other books in the series.
The family dynamics and suspense from the unresolved murder work hand-in-hand to create a perfect story that insists on being read.  I found it very difficult to put it down.  I found the characters with the exception of Bryce and Mitch to be liable.  I really appreciated how everything was not easy and smooth-sailing.  Instead, Keegan and Tracy have to work towards finding their way to each other.
Tracy’s grandfather is another character I loved reading about in the story.  He displayed the typical stubbornness and determination that comes with age and experience.  His love for his granddaughter is apparent.  He also wants what is best for her, including her safety.
I definitely recommend this book.  So check it out for yourself.  Let me know what you think.  Also, be sure to stop by the other stops on this tour and leave comments to be entered in the giveaway.
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