In spite of our move next week and job hunting, I’ve been able to find a few minutes here and there for reading. Amazing, right? I received a copy of Dee Henderson’s new book, Undetected, to review. What’s funny is that after I’d already signed up to review it, my mom called me, all excited about a romance book she’d just read on her Kindle. It was about the U.S. Navy, and since my husband is a sailor, she thought (rightly so), that I’d enjoy this book. Anyway, I figured out pretty quickly that the book my mom was talking about, I’d be reviewing soon!
Author Dee Henderson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling Christian author of more than 15 books. Her new book Undetected is a military romance.
Gina Gray, the heroine of Undetected, is a true genius. She went to college at age 14. Gina has an affinity of being able to see simple but profound scientific concepts where everyone else has overlooked it. Her oceanography discoveries have helped keep U.S. Navy submariners like her brother safe.
In spite of her brilliance in science (or perhaps because of it), she has difficulty with relationships. She’s known since she was a little girl that she wanted to get married. Now at 29 she’s having trouble finding a good guy that doesn’t feel insecure or overwhelmed by her intelligence and career.
All of that changes when she visits her brother in Washington state. Now she has two decent men vying for her attention. Both would make wonderful husbands, and she’s left wondering which one she should marry, or maybe neither.
Mark Bishop is turning 41. A widower and submarine commander, he’s ready to share his life with someone again. Daniel Field is about Gina’s age. He loves the water and is a sonarman on a submarine. Both of them help Gina during trying times.
During all of this emotional turmoil, Gina makes new discoveries for the Navy; discoveries that can both save and take lives; discoveries that make her a national security asset. As the book rises to a climax, Gina is able to use her skills to solve an international crisis and stave off the threat of war.
Christian themes are woven throughout the stories as the characters learn to trust God and lean on Him. Henderson also gives her readers a couple of glimpses of another story line, from her book Unspoken.
I was impressed with the research Henderson obviously conducted to write this book. Since I’m not familiar with the submariner culture, I couldn’t verify that it’s accurate, but it sounds realistic. Even the scientific “discoveries” that her character Gina made actually sound real. Henderson also did a good job of explaining Navy terminology. Overall, it’s a solid read.
You can find the first chapter of the book online here. Purchase Undetected on Amazon (affiliate link below), also at Barnes & Nobles, and Lifeway Christian Bookstores. Undetected is available in several formats: hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and audio.
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