You’re invited to my #TeaTime review of Grave Christmas Secrets by Sharee Stover!

Grave Christmas Secrets by Sharee Stover

I’m delighted to share this review of my friend’s newest Love Inspired Suspense book. Sharee Stover has written another thrilling and romantic story! Please join me for tea and raspberry kolaches as we discuss this fascinating book.

Treats: raspberry kolaches as featured in Grave Christmas Secrets


Page-turning excitement! I suggest you read Grave Christmas Secrets with bright lights turned on!

Author Sharee Stover has written another amazing romantic suspense! The pages fly, the excitement builds, and the romance entices. The heart-hammering action starts right at the beginning…..and DOES NOT STOP until the end!

Right from the opening scene, forensic anthropologist Dr. Taya McGill’s life is threatened. She’s alone at a remote site when she uncovers evidence of a crime. Undercover ATF agent Keegan Stryker is trying to hide his identity from ruthless criminals, but feels compelled to help this intriguing woman escape from these desperate killers.

I liked the intensifying chase scenes, the escalating danger, and the constant threats hidden everywhere. Those surprising moments gave me chills. Trying to figure out the true villains kept me guessing. And Keegan! What a hero! A brave, compassionate man who is called to protect others. Sigh

Did I mention I’m now hungry for kolaches? Raspberry, anyone? Every story needs a good bakery. 🙂

Author Sharee Stover is a favorite author. I’m delighted she has written another thrilling romantic suspense. If you like non-stop action with sweet falling-in-love moments, you won’t be disappointed in Grave Christmas Secrets…..a heart-pounding, exciting novel!

Favorite quote: “Your comment coincides with something I recently read in my Bible study about thinking on good, worthy things.” “Philippians 4:8?”

*I received a copy of this book with no requirement to write a positive review. I’m offering my honest opinion.


Sharee recently mentioned she likes to include food items in her writings. In this story, the Taya and Keegan visit a small bakery and sample raspberry and prune kolaches. Well, of course I developed a craving for these treats. Most recipes are based on a yeast dough, but I found this very easy version with the pastry made from cream cheese, butter, and flour. I hope you enjoy this simple delight as much as Keegan and Taya did in the story. And wouldn’t these be pretty for Christmas?

Easy Jam Kolaches

Hers is a recipe for kolaches…..easy and a variety of jams can be used.


Colorado native, Sharee Stover, lives in Nebraska with her real-life-hero husband, three too-good-to-be-true children, and a ridiculously spoiled dog. A self-proclaimed word nerd, she loves the power of the written word to ignite, transform, and restore. She writes Christian romantic suspense combining heart-racing, nail-biting suspense and the delight of falling in love all in one. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. Sharee is a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist, winner of the 2017 Wisconsin Fabulous Five Silver Quill Award, and winner of the 2019 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards for Best First Book. When she isn’t writing, Sharee enjoys reading, crocheting and long walks with her obnoxiously lovable German Shepherd. Visit her at You can sign up for her newsletter and order all her books from her website.


For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness.

~~2 Samuel 22:29

Grave Christmas Secrets by Sharee Stover

Thank you for joining me for tea, treats, and my review. May your November be filled with gratitude.

With blessings and prayers,


*Comments are appreciated and will appear after moderation. I apologize for delays in posting.

Author: Sherida Stewart

Inspirational romance author and Christian blogger

18 thoughts on “You’re invited to my #TeaTime review of Grave Christmas Secrets by Sharee Stover!”

    1. Thank you, Sally. I know you enjoyed this book as much as I did. Thrilling romantic suspense. I was encouraged by your Seriously Write post, but I’m not sure my comment went through. Hope you’re having a great time today!


  1. Wow, Sharee’s book sounds wonderful (and love that cover)! Thank you for sharing, Sherida. And thanks for the kolaches!


    1. Yes, Laura…isn’t that cover suspenseful? And it does go with the book. I’m looking forward to Texas Moon….with your amazing cover! Thank you for stopping in for tea. Please have another kolache!


    1. Tina, Sharee’s latest story is fantastic! What a suspense writer! And I’ll be doing a review for your upcoming Christmas release. I delight in all the fun Christmas books! Thank you for stopping by.


  2. I love Grave Christmas Secrets! It’s everything you said it was!

    The kolaches looks great! I guess I had never heard of them until Andi moved to Waco. There’s a cool place that has them on the way there. Mmm.


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Connie! I’d vaguely heard of this treat, but while reading Grave Christmas Secrets, I had to investigate further. However, I don’t agree with Keegan’s flavor choice. Prune?!?! So glad you loved Sharee’s book as much as I did.


  3. Wonderful Tea Time, Sherida. I have Grave Christmas Secrets loaded on my Kindle. It will be my Christmas treat once I get my edits turned in and win NaNoWriMo. Your treats are making my mouth water! Thanks for the terrific review. Congrats to Sharee!


  4. Sherida, you’re making me hungry. Your raspberry kolaches look wonderful.

    Sharee Stover is a favorite author of mine. I love her books and I think each one is better than the last. I was trying to hold off until closer to Christmas but I’m going to go pull my copy off my shelf and read it now!


    1. Hope you enjoy the treats, Karen. We have Sharee to thank for our cravings. Kolaches definitely go well with reading….if you skip the powdered sugar topping. Thank you so much for stopping by for tea!


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