“Moonstone Secrets” is the second book in a series but can easily stand on its own. DeeDee McCreary has traveled to Victoria, BC to meet her boyfriend Nick’s family and is hoping for a proposal but there are problems from the very beginning. When Nick disappears, DeeDee sets out on her own to find him and discovers some disturbing answers. Nick has been arrested for a serious crime and DeeDee must decide if she believes he is guilty or if she should help prove his innocence.

This book is a riveting suspense filled with mystery and danger as well as the expected romantic angle. Character development is excellent and the plot moves at a fast pace. DeeDee and Nick are both worldly people living without faith and are living their lives as would be expected. It is satisfying to watch as they discover a need for God in the midst of their critical circumstances.

I enjoyed “Moonstone Secrets” as well as the first book of the series, “Sapphire Secrets”.

I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


As the Christmas season sparkles around her, DeeDee McCreary eagerly anticipates visiting magical Victoria, BC, with her boyfriend, Nick, and meeting his family. But the trip proves disastrous. First, Nick finds his bank account cleaned out. Then he disappears. Frantic, she determines to uncover what happened. When she discovers something far worse than she anticipated, she questions everything she believes to be true about him.

With the man she loves in jail for an unspeakable crime, DeeDee knows the truth lies somewhere in Nick and his ex-wife’s past. But if she pursues their secrets, will she put herself in danger, too?


Author Dawn V. Cahill pens “Stories of Victorious Faith for the 21st Century,” nearly always with a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or dark chocolate nearby. “The characters in my stories face situations that would have been unthinkable even 20 years ago. We live in a vastly different world than our parents did, and that’s the world I write about.”

Seeing an unfilled niche in the Christian fiction market, Ms Cahill created Hot Topic Fiction at an intensive four-day writers conference. HTF isn’t afraid to explore the question, how does God want us to live out our faith in this not-so-brave new world? Without insulting the reader by offering pat or easy answers–because there aren’t any–HTF tells stories of ordinary Christians following hard after Christ in an upside-down world.

Ms. Cahill also blogs about puppies, substance abuse, and single parenting…sometimes all in the same day. She’s going to finish that novel she started at age 11 called Mitch and the Martians…someday. She has written several newspaper articles, three Christian contemporary novels, and more limericks than she can count. Email her at, or find her on Facebook. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).