Wow! Sara Davison wrote a really thought provoking story! I really appreciate when Christian authors are not afraid to write about some of the tough subjects that go beyond whether this person is suppose to marry the other main character. In this book, some trigger topics will be addressed, such as abortion, suicidal thoughts, and violence. I appreciated that this story line is between two characters that have been together for 15 years. It wasn’t an insta-love story.
Our other plot line involving some extremists was fascinating to watch. The justification for their cause created some deep pondering within my head. I became invested into seeing how it would all play out.
Probably the thing that surprised me most was the fact that while this was my first book in this series, and you do get the impression that there was a first book, I didn’t feel that I had jumped into the middle of something and had no idea what was going on. I do think that reading the first book in the series would be a better choice, especially since the two main characters of the last book play a secondary role in this book. I can kind of piece together what happened in the first book and I think I would have preferred to have read it first.
In the first few chapters, there are a lot of grammatical errors. To fully understand this, I am the queen of my mind automatically filling in what it should read like or not knowing the correct grammar with a comma here and a semi-colon there. However, there were 3 instances in one scene where articles were not used. It is jarring to the brain to try and figure out what is being said. There seemed to be less and less as the book went on (or I got more invested into the story line that it all blurred for me), but there is some editing still needed in this book.
About the Book
Book: Written in Ink
Author: Sara Davison
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: August 4, 2021
Everything he has built his life and future on has been torn away.
Cash McCall has loved Dr. Renee Dawson for half his life. Although they’ve talked about a future together, she has never believed it was the right time for them to get engaged. Now she has ended their relationship, and he has no idea why.
Everything Renee worked so hard for is in jeopardy. One agonizing decision has changed everything, and she has been forced to shatter the heart of the man she loves. And her own.
The extremist militant group The Arm is on a mission. Its leader doesn’t care how many innocent lives are lost in the pursuit of the group’s end goal, and Renee has seen something she was not supposed to see.
If Cash can’t get to her in time, Renee could end up in the crosshairs of the terrorists, and he may lose her—and any chance at the life he’d always envisioned—forever.
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About the Author
Sara Davison is the author of three romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, and The Rose Tattoo Trilogy, as well as the standalone, The Watcher. She has been a finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, two Selahs, a Holt Medallion, and three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children. The words on the mug she uses every morning pretty much sum up her life—I just want to sleep, drink coffee, and make stuff up. Get to know Sara better at www.saradavison.org and @sarajdavison.
More from Sara
The Rose Tattoo Trilogy is set in one of my favourite small towns in Canada—Elora, Ontario. It was such a joy to develop the setting in this series, describing the quaint shops and the natural beauty of the gorge, places I have wandered through countless times. In the first two books of the series—Lost Down Deep and Written in Ink—the real-life fifty-nine stone steps built into the hillside and leading down to the river that runs through the gorge plays a big part in the story, as reflected in this excerpt:
The fifty-nine stone steps set into the side of the hill felt like twice that many as Cash descended slowly into the ravine.
The Elora Gorge was a natural wonder, with a steep rock face flanking both sides of a narrow river. The beauty of it was lost on him, though, and had been for five years, since the night his sister Tessa had traipsed down these stairs and onto the ice. Ice that had shattered beneath her feet, allowing the frigid river to steal her from them forever. Simply being here now drove daggers as sharp as those shards of ice into his chest. How did Jude deal with it when he’d been the one who had lingered at the top of the steps, too tired after a long day to go after her in the cold and dark, until he’d heard the ice crack and his sister scream?
By then it had been too late.
Below is a photo of the actual steps down to the river. I have been up and down those steps many times, and while they aren’t that easy to traverse (especially the going up part!) the effort is well worth it when you reach the bottom and find yourself surrounded by beauty, as Cash does here.
A cool spring breeze brushed across his cheeks. High up in one of the trees, roots clinging, against all odds, to fissures halfway up the rock across the water from him, an owl hooted, the sound drifting across the ravine. Moonlight glinted off the water, sending sparks of light skittering across the surface. Cash scanned the gorge. As far as he could see in either direction, the beauty of the night, of this place, filled his senses.
Something flowed through him like the water passing between the rocky banks. Cash withdrew one hand from his pocket and held it to his chest. What was that? He struggled to put a name to it. Peace, maybe?
Personally, the Elora Gorge has always been a place of peace for me, as it is for Cash in Written in Ink. Do you have a place you go when you need to get away from the chaos of life and experience peace?
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