Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Relying on the Enemy by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



I have recently discovered the novels of Danielle Grandinetti and was excited to be able to participate in the blog tour for her latest, Relying on the Enemy. I can truthfully say that I was not disappointed.

It was fun to return to Crow’s Nest and get to know some of its residents a little better, especially widowed Marian Ward and her family. Facing a long winter with no job, an ailing mother-in-law, and limited resources, Marian desperately looks for answers to their problem. To make matters worse, she overhears a conversation that puts her life in danger and her family threatened. All seems hopeless when who should also appear is the son of the man who nearly destroyed the Ward family. He had come to attempt to make amends but could they trust him? The situation seemed to grow more dire by the minute and Marian was forced to make some difficult choices before it was too late.

Relying on the Enemy is one of those books that takes the reader on an emotional and satisfying adventure along with its characters. The absolute best and worst of people are illustrated within the pages as Marian and Gilbert work together to learn who is behind the malicious plot and decide who they can and cannot trust. At least one character proves to be more honorable than anyone expected.

If you have never read a book by this author, do yourself a favor and give one a try. I highly recommend Relying on the Enemy.

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


Title: Relying on the Enemy
Series: Harbored in Crow’s Nest #4
Author: Danielle Grandinetti
Publisher: Hearth Spot Press
Release Date: February 20, 2024
Genre: Historical Romance, with suspense

She’s protecting her children. He’s redeeming his past.
But there’s nothing convenient about saving their patchwork family.

Wisconsin, 1931—All widowed mother Marian Ward wants is to provide for her girls. However, she faces the dead of winter with no income and dwindling resources. Then she overhears a nefarious conversation, putting her life and that of her children in immediate danger.

Aiming to make amends to the Wards, Gilbert steps in when the threat to Marian escalates. It costs him dearly. Either lose his career or marry her, and be tied to his past until death do them part.

He leaves the decision to Marian, who will do anything to protect her girls, even marry the son of the man who ruined her family. How will their fledgling trust prove strong enough to fulfill their vows as winter tightens its grip and desperation stalks at the door?

Welcome to Crow’s Nest, where danger and romance meet at the water’s edge.

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Danielle Grandinetti is an inspirational romance author fueled by tea and books, and the occasional nature walk. A 2023 Finalist in the FHLCW Reader’s Choice Award, she has also won the UNW Distinguished Faith in Writing Award and the CROW National Excellence in Story Telling Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons.

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(2) winners will win signed paperback copies of Refuge for the Archaeologist & Relying on the Enemy; a Crow’s Nest Canvas Tote & a Crow’s Nest paperback notebook!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 19, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February  26, 2024. 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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