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Unintended Detour Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

**I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

About the Book


Book: Unintended Detour

Author: D.L. Wood

Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense

Release date: October 21, 2021


A hundred-year-old secret might be the cause of and the key to solving a murder.

Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon in the beautiful Hudson River Valley at the legendary hotel his family recently acquired. However, instead of spa treatments and horseback rides through the snow, things are all wrong at the Stonehall Estate Resort. 

First, she learns of months of unexplained mishaps.

And now murder.

It soon becomes clear someone wants the resort to fail and will stop at nothing to make that happen. The question is…why?

In an effort to help the family business, Chloe picks up where the hotel’s last historical curator left off. But things quickly grow dangerous as her research uncovers truths hidden for decades—clues related not only to the mysteries sparked by a young girl’s death in 1931, but also those haunting the estate today. Soon Chloe is caught in a deadly race to expose the mansion’s secrets before more innocents become victims of the malevolent force behind it all.

Will Chloe bring the long-lost truth to light in time, or will she be the next to fall prey to the dark scheme, costing her everything, including her life?


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About the Author

D.L. Wood is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes thrilling suspense laced with romance and faith. Her books have won multiple awards (2016 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best Christian Fiction Ebook; 2019 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best General Christian Fiction) and her novel Unintended Target was selected as the May 2019 American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club book. She is an Amazon bestselling author of Christian Mystery & Suspense and millions of pages of her books have been read through Kindle Unlimited.

D.L. writes CleanCaptivatingFiction™- fiction that entertains and uplifts. In her novels she tries to give readers the same thing that she wants: a “can’t-put-it-down-stay-up-till-3am” character-driven story, full of heart, believability and adrenaline.

D.L. lives in North Alabama, where, if she’s not writing, you’ll probably catch her curled up with a cup of Earl Grey (light milk, one sugar) and her Westies – Frodo and Dobby – bingeing on the latest BBC mystery series. You can stay apprised of D.L.’s releases and promotions (including free and discounted books) by subscribing to her newsletter on her website at dlwoodonline.com.


More from D.L. Wood

I love stories. I’ve always loved them. Stories carry you away, make you think, take you on suspense-filled rides and introduce you to characters that you love so much you want to meet them in real life. I’m such a voracious reader that at the age of nine, my eye doctor told me if I didn’t start reading with more light, I’d need glasses way too early. Can you relate?


I guess that’s why I became a writer—to be part of the amazing adventure that is storytelling.


And let’s face it. Right now, most of us wouldn’t mind an amazing adventure.


In my Unintended Series of suspense novels, you’ll visit sizzling Caribbean beaches, Tennessee in golden autumn, and a snow-blanketed Hudson River Valley with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. You’ll go with characters that are believable—flawed, brave and hopeful—in the face of danger. Of course, there’s always romance in the mix and touches of faith, leaving you encouraged as well as entertained.


It’s what I’d want to read, so I wrote it for you.

I’m beyond thrilled that the third book in the series is releasing. Frankly, I wanted to see what happened to Chloe, Jack, and Riley as much as my readers did!


I hope you enjoy reading Unintended Detour as much as I enjoyed writing it—and that you have an amazing adventure along the way.

My Thoughts

Unintended Detour is the third book in The Unintended Series. This was the first book in the series that I had personally read. While there were mentions of previous events that made it clear to me that this was a part of a series, I didn't find that I was lost or that not having read those previous books impacted my enjoyment of this particular story one bit... and enjoy it I did!

From page one, I was drawn right into the mystery from the past. The story is told primarily in present day time (I believe only venturing back to the 30s just two times, including that initial introduction), but oh it drew me in with it's tale of treasure and ghost stories and secrets. I found myself unable to put this one down wondering what secrets would be revealed next. There were so many twists and turns to keep me guessing--- some of them I saw coming and many that I didn't. This one certainly kept me at the edge of my seat. I could not get enough. 

Mixed in with all the mystery there was also a good message about God's timing as well, which I really enjoyed... and I felt like it was tied into the story beautifully in a way that made sense and came across very naturally. I believe this was the first book that I had read from this author, but after reading this one, I can say with certainty it will not be the last! 

Blog Stops

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 12

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Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 14

Texas Book-aholic, November 15

An Author’s Take, November 15

Inklings and notions, November 16

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, November 17 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, November 17

deb’s Book Review, November 18

Daysong Reflections, November 19

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 20

Blogging With Carol, November 20

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 21

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 22

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 23

Mary Hake, November 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 24

Pause for Tales, November 25


To celebrate her tour, D.L. is giving away a $40 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. This sounds like a really great read.

  2. Congrats on your release of Unintended Detour, D.L., which sounds like my kind of book and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks A Modern Day Fairy Tale for sharing your thoughts! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  3. A house haunted by murders that are decades old gets my attention.

  4. This sounds good. I enjoy suspense and mystery.

  5. sounds like a fun one

  6. A good old fashion who done it. I am here for it!!

  7. I like a book that's so good you can't put it down.
    Thanks for the contest.


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