Little White Dove: The Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway of The Samaritan’s Patient

About the Book

Book: The Samaritan’s Patient

Author: Chevron Ross

Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Teen Christian Fiction

Release Date: January 25, 2024

Teenager Paige Abernathy awakens after a severe beating to find that she suffers from amnesia, and that everyone seems to hate her.

She has only flashes of memory until the night a grieving parent attacks her in her hospital room. Paige then remembers her role as creator of an online group where members talk about ways to commit suicide.

After recovering from the beating, Paige embarks on a journey of penance to atone for a disaster born of good intentions. Her odyssey launches her on a mission of mercy and into new danger.

The Samaritan’s Patient is a thought-provoking novel about navigating the treacherous waters of social media.

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Book Review

I commend any author who can talk about difficult issues without sugar coating it, and I appreciate that that’s what Chevron Ross has done here. I will put a trigger warning as the novel does deal with depression and anxiety and ending one self’s life because of that.

The novel opens up with an unknown main character that we don’t get to know until a few chapters in. There has to be some connection between her and the online forum where kids talk about ways to commit suicide. This peaked my curiosity and I needed to know who this girl we’re following was and what her connection to the website was. However, I did not really like reading the actual forum because of how explicit it got about suicide. Definitely something I would caution readers about.

Readers will soon get to know about the main character, Paige Abernathy, and overtime, more and more about her situation is revealed. There are several important themes that run throughout the story. First and foremost, social media can be an incredibly dangerous place. However, people are still responsible for their own actions. Second of all, we cannot run away from our problems, no matter how far we run. Finally, there is always hope. No matter how dire our circumstances can seem, there is always hope in Christ.

Overall, I’d give this book 3.5 stars. The plotline is rather interesting and I loved getting to go on this journey with Paige. I also liked meeting the other characters that helped Paige along the way. As someone who has worked in a hospital, there were some technical things that the author could have done more research on that frustrated me. It also took me a long time to get into the book. But I would still recommend it as it does have really important messages in it.

I had received a copy of the book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review.

About the Author

Chevron Ross is a pseudonym for someone unimportant. He is not a writer, but God keeps putting ideas into his head that somehow turn into stories. If you like them, be sure to offer God a prayer of thanks.

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Behind the Scenes

This novel might never have been born had I not seen an interview on PBS with two New York Times writers, Megan Twohey and Gabriel Dance, on December 16, 2021.

These reporters did an extensive investigation into a website on which subscribers discussed committing suicide and shared methods for doing so. Most visitors to the site were thirty or younger. There were 1.2 million messages. At least forty-five suicides in multiple countries were linked to the site.

At the time of this broadcast, I had just completed my second novel, The Seven-Day Resurrection, and was wondering what to do next. The PBS interview was so shocking that I could not stop thinking about it. What motive could a person have for encouraging strangers to kill themselves? What could one possibly gain from such an endeavor? And what could provoke someone to throw away the gift of life at such a youthful age?

Each of my novels has been the result of an inspiration from God. Once He puts an idea into my head, it consumes my imagination until I cannot stop working. As you might imagine from the title, The Samaritan’s Patient is a blend of two stories: the famous parable of Jesus in the Bible, and a young person with good intentions who gets caught up in a social media nightmare.

God did all the work on this book. He created the character of Paige Abernathy and told me how to build the novel around the circumstances of her personal life—her parents, her friends, and most of all, her Christian faith. He also created the crisis that launches her on a journey of new experiences and personal growth.

I am amazed and grateful that God would choose someone so ordinary and unaccomplished as myself to do this work. Each novel God has written through me has been a great personal gift, and a reaffirmation that God has a plan for each of us. I pray that The Samaritan’s Patient will be as great a blessing to its readers as it has been to me.

Blog Stops

The Lofty Pages, March 9

By The Book, March 10 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 11

For the Love of Literature, March 12 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, March 13

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 14 (Author Interview)

Inspired by Fiction, March 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 15

Splashes of Joy, March 16 (Author Interview)

Becca Hope: Book Obsessed, March 16

Pause for Tales, March 17

Guild Master, March 18 (Author Interview)

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, March 19

A Reader’s Brain, March 20 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 21

Artistic Nobody, March 22 (Author Interview)


To celebrate his tour, Chevron is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a 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. Sounds like a great book.

  2. This looks like a great read. Thanks for hosting this tour.

  3. Thank you for sharing your review of The Samaritan’s Patient, this sounds like an excellent story for my teen-aged granddaughters and I to read

  4. Great cover

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