Beneath the Surface Blog Hop and Giveaway


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Wrestling with God’s Timing – Quote Highlight

“Was his timing in all this perfect too? Was he working for her good even though it looked like he was dropping the ball?

God’s timing is always perfect.

We read stories in the Bible where from man’s point of view, God showed up a little too late. I especially think of the story of Lazarus, how Jesus comes to Bethany, four days after Lazarus was dead. You know they were thinking, “you’re a little late to help now.” In the end, we see that he was right on time and the Son of God was glorified.

In my own life I’ve had situations where I’ve prayed for God to move and nothing seemed to be happening. Was he ignoring my prayers? Is he punishing me? Does God care about me at all?

When we face these times, we must draw hope from Romans 8:28, “For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

God has a purpose and a plan for the trials you are facing. He will work all things out for good, but in His own timing, not yours.

Trust Him.


Title: Beneath the Surface
Series: Dive Team Investigations, Book 1
Author: Lynn H. Blackburn
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads l Amazon l ChristianBook l BookDepository l Itunes


After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she’d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.

Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff’s Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer–one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all.

Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final heart-pounding page.

My Thoughts:

If you are a fan of Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, or Colleen Coble, you are going to love this new book by Lynn H. Blackburn!

I enjoyed this book. With intense scenes and sweet romance, you can solve the case along with the investigators without the foul language or indecent scenes of so many police television shows on the market today. This book was not gory in any way. A warning if medical vocabulary makes you squeamish, the main character is a nurse, and the writer did an excellent job at making sure she evaluated situations the way a nurse would.

The ending is both surprising and satisfying!!

The diving element of the story was only in the beginning.

The characters were all drop-dead gorgeous. It would have been nice to have more ordinary looking characters. The cast is a wide variety of ethnicity, the main character is adopted from China and her brother from Bolivia. They also have fun personalities and deep struggles.

I can’t wait for book two in the series.



Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children.

CONNECT WITH AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram



(3) Winners will win:

  • (1) Print copy of Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn
  • Surprised Bookish Treat

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Be sure to stop on every stop on the Tour Schedule for more chances to win!



April 23
Create Explore Read – Author Interview
A Baker’s Perspective – A Day with Special Agent ___

April 24
Savings in Seconds – Quote Hightlight
Grace in Our Moments – Guest Post from Author

April 25
Christen Krumm – Guest Post from Author
Among the Reads – Beneath the Surface & the Power of Prayer

April 26
Blooming with Books – Character Profile
Fiction Aficionado – Did you know this about diving investigators?

April 27
Remembrancy – Photo Tour of Carrington
Stories by Gina – Quote Highlight

April 30
The Christian Fiction Girl – Quote Hightlight
Daysong Reflections – Underwater Investigations & Evidence

May 1
Worthy 2 Read – Quote Hightlight
Kat’s Corner Books – Beneath the Surface with International Adoption

May 2
All of a Kind Mom – A Character Like Me
Robin’s Nest – Quote Hightlight
Edits & Reviews by Leslie – Food Beneath the Surface

May 3
By the Book – Quote Hightlight
Cafinated Reads – Quote Highlight

May 4
Book by Book – Playlist
Pacific Northwest Bookworm – Cookies Beneath the Surface


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own, a positive review was not required.
A positive review does not guarantee that I endorse or recommend all publications by the author/ and or publisher.

15 thoughts on “Beneath the Surface Blog Hop and Giveaway

  1. Suzie says:

    For me, the hardest answer to my prayers is “wait.” We’re not patient, we want an immediate answer and sometimes it’s hard to remember that God knows what’s coming. There are no surprises for him.

    Thanks for the reminder!


  2. JustRead Tours says:

    Gina, thank you! I love the quote highlighted and your thoughts on it. It’s such a great and gentle reminder when we read quotes that just sticks to you. Don’t you think?

    I’m glad you enjoyed the book. I also can’t wait for the rest of the series!!!


  3. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for your review and the information on “Beneath the Surface” by Lynn H. Blackburn as well as for being part of the book tour.

    I have this book on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


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