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Undercurrent of Secrets - Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Undercurrent of Secrets

Series: Doors to the Past

Author: Rachel Scott McDaniel

Publisher: Barbour Fiction

Release Date: September 1, 2021

Genre: Dual Timeline / Romance

Two women, a century apart, are bound by a haunting secret aboard a legendary steamboat.

As wedding coordinator for the 100-year-old steamboat The Belle of Louisville, Devyn Asbury takes pride in seeing others’ dreams come true, even though her engagement had sunk like a diamond ring to the bottom of the Ohio River. When the Belle becomes a finalist in the Timeless Wedding Venue contest, Devyn endeavors to secure the prestigious title with hopes to reclaim some of her professional dreams. What she hadn’t planned on was Chase Jones showing up with a mysterious photo from the 1920s.

A century earlier, Hattie Louis is as untamable as the rivers that raised her. As the adopted daughter of a steamboat captain, her duties range from the entertainment to cook. When strange incidents occur aboard the boat, Hattie’s determined to discover the truth. Even if that means getting under First Mate Jack Marshall’s handsome skin.

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

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I have really been getting into these time slip novels recently, I found myself flying through this one. I have loved these books in the Doors to the Past series. This one is about a riverboat and a mystery surrounding it.

The stories are fantastically intertwined and definitely encourage delving into the past. This particular mystery was carefully laid out and fantastically written. I loved the depth and obvious love for history that was present throughout. I felt like I was truly riding the riverboat in both timelines.

There was suspense, more than one romance, and a delicious payoff at the end. The romances were natural and organic which I love. It takes masterful talent to develop two couples and side characters that you want to root for and others that you want to see lose.

This had a slow build of suspense that held me in place as I read it in one sitting. I will definitely be reading this again if only to experience the riverboat all over again.

I received an early copy from the publisher and this is my honest review.



Rachel Scott McDaniel is an award-winning author of historical romance. Winner of the ACFW Genesis Award and the RWA Touched By Love award, Rachel infuses faith and heart into each story. Rachel can be found online at www.RachelScottMcDaniel.com and on all social media platforms. Her work is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency. Rachel resides in Ohio with her husband and two children.

CONNECT WITH RACHEL: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a print copy of Undercurrent of Secrets and a $15 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 1, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on September 8, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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