Monday, October 7, 2019

Frost Heaves FB Banner About the Book

Book: Frost Heaves
Author: Alana Terry
Genre: Contemporary Christian mystery/suspense
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Frost Heaves ebook coverJade will do anything to rescue her daughter.
Even risk her own life.
Or take someone else’s…
Jade’s a single mom with one goal: to give her daughter a happy childhood, free from the fears and abuse Jade experienced growing up in a cult.
Even though she broke free from her traumatic and dangerous past, Jade is still haunted by fiends … both seen and unseen … and by secrets some people will try to silence forever.
A fast-paced, can’t-stop-reading Christian thriller set in the heart of rural Alaska, Frost Heaves is real, relevant, and almost impossible to put down.
Just like you’d expect from award-winning author Alana Terry.
Grab your copy today.
(But you might want to read it with your lights on.)

Click here to grab your copy.

About the Author

alana terryAlana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

More from Alana

While my childhood was spent in the lower 48 states, my husband and I moved to Alaska and this beautiful state has now become the place I call home. Even though adjusting to rural living (we moved to a town with only 400 residents) took some getting used to, I have grown to love everything about Alaska.
In fact, I love it so much, I thought to myself, “I want to share the beauty of where we live with my readers.” And the best way I could think of to do that was to write a three-book, standalone series showcasing some of the wonderful things about Alaska living.
However, it wouldn’t be an Alana Terry series without a lot of exciting, fast-paced suspense readers have grown to love. Identity Theft, Termination Dust, and Frost Heaves are filled with action, adventure, mystery and even a little bit of romance.
Three different stories. All set in my beautiful state of Alaska. With all the action, adventure, suspense, and underlying hope that readers have come to love.
One reviewer described Frost Heaves as “… full of suspense, covered with faith and truth, and sweetened with a touch of romance.”
I wrote these books to share my love of Alaska as well as God’s love and redemption with others. And I hope you’ll turn the last page satisfied, but ready for more.
If the Alaska Refuge Christian Suspense series is your introduction to Alana Terry books, you’ve read all three in the series (in any order), and you’re ready for more action, I’d like to introduce you to Kennedy Stern. Read Unplanned, Book 1 in the 9 book series. Once you get started, I’m sure you won’t want to put it down.


The story is fast paced as we get a look into a church that some would call a cult. Over the years we have heard of cults and how controlling they are to the members. This book unravels the brainwashing by a leader who preys on young girls in his flock. 

Jade is a young woman who disbanded from a cult and still lives with the memories of her abuse. Her daughter Dez is pretty sassy for a five year old. I felt she did take some liberties with the way she talked to adults and Jade definitely had her hands full trying to discipline Dez. The action really starts when Dez turns up missing while at church. 

I did like reading Jade's testimony to the church she attends now. It shows her bravery and deep faith in God. Someone is out to destroy Jade and take Dez to raise as their own. The background of Alaska was well written and I could feel the chill in the air as the search for Dez heightens. I loved the suspense of who had Dez and the strength Jade showed in doing whatever it took to save her daughter. 

The spiritual lessons in the story are good as the author shows the unwavering faith of a mother and the protection God placed around Dez. It is hard to imagine how a person can control others by twisting the Word of God. The ending is good as the author delivers a story packed with twists. I did enjoy the story and hope the author has more of these type of easy to read mysteries  coming out.

I received a copy  of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Robin’s Nest, September 24
Livin’ Lit, September 25
Avid Reader Nurse, September 25
Genesis 5020, September 26
Betti Mace, September 26
Carla Loves To Read, September 28
Quiet Quilter, September 28
For Him and My Family, September 29
Mary Hake, September 29
The Becca Files, September 30
Blogging With Carol, September 30
Godly Book Reviews, October 1
CarpeDiem, October 2
A Reader’s Brain, October 3
janicesbookreviews, October 4
As He Leads is Joy, October 4
Texas Book-aholic, October 7


To celebrate her tour, Alana is giving away the grand prize of a $30 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This was quite a page-turner! Unfortunately, the portrayal of the cult Jade grew up in is all-too-true for some people; we see the impact of that type of group in people we know who were in a similar one.

  2. I really appreciate getting to read about your book since I have so man in my family who are huge readers. Thanks for sharing  and for the giveaway.

  3. I've read others by this author and can't wait to read this one.

  4. Great review! I'm looking forward to reading this one.