Today I’m back with a FIRST LINE FRIDAY + REVIEW of Sharee Stover‘s debut, Secret Past. Keep reading to see what her intriguing first line is below…

Here’s my REVIEW:

I haven’t read a lot of suspense books, but I’m so glad I picked this one up. Secret Past hooked me from the first page and kept me guessing to the very end. I instantly sympathized for our heroine, whose life is flipped upside down in a heartbeat. Katie is a fighter and her strength only grows throughout her journey to safety. You’ll find yourself cheering her on just as I did.

And what’s not to love about Daniel? He’s her protector. He’s strong, smart, understanding, kind. I tell you, he’ll capture your heart too.

There is plenty of action and high-risk danger to keep the pace flying. Many scenes, especially the hiking scene (you’ll have to read it to know what I mean), had me flipping the pages as fast as I could read them. Twists and intriguing characters rounded out the suspense nicely.

Katie and Daniel’s relationship unfolded very naturally. It’s definitely complicated, but all the loose threads are tied up nicely in the end. Secret Past was an easy-to-read and easy-to-love book. I hope you’ll check it out! I look forward to more stories by this debut author.

I received a copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.




Her life is a lie

She’s not who she thinks she is

With gunmen at her doorstep, Katie Tribani learns her true identity. She’s been in witness protection since childhood, and now her crime-lord father has found her. As bullets fly, US marshal Daniel Knight whisks her to safety—but not for long. Captured and held prisoner, only Katie can unearth her secret past…if she can survive long enough.


And the first line is:

“Uncle Nick is going to kill me.”


Find “Secret Past” on

Amazon / Barnes and Noble


If you missed my interview earlier this week with Sharee Stover, you can still catch it here. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 😉

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

21 comments on “Secret Past REVIEW & FIRST LINE FRIDAY
  1. Susan Dyer says:

    Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book im starting soon, Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter……

    Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels. Her special chicken casserole waited in the oven, covered with foil; butter beans were simmering on the stovetop; and the yeasty smell of baked rolls hung in the air.

    Have a great weekend!😀

  2. Savanna! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Blessings to you!!

  3. Becky Smith says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy, which my husband grabbed from me and read first:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”

  4. Paula Shreckhise says:

    I’m going to show the first line of The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo:
    Mama may have been named for the great-grandmother who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but the fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.

  5. Heather says:

    Happy Friday friend! Wow…what an intense first line, but this is such a perfect line to start a Love Inspired Suspense story. I haven’t read one of these books in such a long time, but I remember them being so good! As you know, I love the Love Inspired Historical books. 🙂 However, I will have to add this book my Amazon wish list. Have a great day!

  6. Sophie Eloy says:

    Happy Friday! My first lines:

    “The Humpback Bridge had stood for almost a millennium, the sole link between the nations of Rhannon and Rhylla. It was an impressive sight; at the bridge’s peak it curved over one hundred feet above the River Archior, spanning a vast body of water that flowed aquamarine in summer and gravestone grey in Winter.”

    It really sounds like a tale right?

    It’s from State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury.

    I’m nearly finished and if you love some fantasy in all shades of grey and …sorrow it’s the book you need.

  7. BECCA WEIDEL says:

    Happy Friday!
    Wow that looks like an intense read!The book I’m sharing on my blog is A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron but I’m sharing the book I’m currently (re)reading to get ready for the new Hallmark movie this weekend Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck: “What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words.” Hope you have a blessed weekend!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Becca! Looks like you and I share similar reading tastes. I LOVE Kristy Cambron and Rachel Hauck, though I still haven’t read Once Upon a Prince. Sure wish I’d had the Hallmark channel recently to catch the movie. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  8. MS Barb says:

    The county Bookmobile comes to my town next Thursday, and this book is at the top of my request list! 🙂

  9. emilee says:

    Sounds good! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  10. Beth Erin says:

    Sounds exciting!

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