About the Book
Book: Every Star in the Sky
Author: Sara Davison
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: March 2, 2022
She is willing to testify against her trafficker. If she can stay alive that long.
“You’re safe here, Starr.”
How many times has Detective Cole Blacksky said that to her since helping her escape the life she’d been forced into eight years earlier?
Starr desperately wants to believe him, but she knows Brady Erickson, her former captor, too well. Although Cole has promised her protective custody on his family’s remote ranch, no place on earth is safe enough. Brady will stop at nothing to permanently silence her before she ever reaches the witness stand.
And he is powerful enough to do it.
If Starr wants to help Brady’s other victims, she has no choice but to put herself in God’s hands. And Cole’s. But the longer she and Cole stay hidden, the more her life is at risk.
And her heart.
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Sara Davison has a way of keeping one in suspense and pulling at one’s heartstrings. Every Star in the Sky is a heartbreaking novel, a fictional story of a girl trying to escape human sex trafficking. While fictional, Davison’s book brings attention to the many in our world today who are facing the same type of life that Starr did.
Starr is such a strong character. She has so much hope, so much courage, so much bravery. Despite everything she has gone through, she is still able to see goodness in everything and God in everything. Cole is a sweet and patient character, willing to do literally anything for Starr and her journey towards healing. All he wants to do is protect her, keep her safe, and allow her to live the life that she has always wanted.
While the book could be classified as a romance, it deals with very heavy and very real issues. There are times when some of what Starr went through was revealed that was difficult to read. However, there are many moments of hope and encouragement in this story. And Davison’s story allowed God’s light and beauty to shine through Starr’s journey.
I would highly recommend this novel. Not only is Davison a brilliant writer, and not only are the characters very real and likeable, but the book also brings to attention issues that need to be seen and lives that need to be saved.
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
Sara Davison is the author of four romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, The Rose Tattoo Trilogy, and Two Sparrows for a Penny, as well as the standalone, The Watcher. A finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, she is a Word, Cascade, and Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario with her husband Michael and their three mostly grown kids. Like every good Canadian, she loves coffee, hockey, poutine, and apologizing for no particular reason. Get to know Sara better at www.saradavison.org and @sarajdavison.
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A few years ago, I attended a women’s conference in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa. The theme of the conference was human trafficking, which had always seemed to me something that happened in other countries of the world. The speaker informed us that, in fact, sex trafficking is very much an issue in Canada. In fact, she went on to say that if we were staying in a hotel that night, she could pretty much guarantee that somewhere in the building a young girl would be trafficked against her will while we slept peacefully in our beds.
That fact—and the way my subsequent research has borne up that truth—shocked, horrified, and deeply impacted me. And so, Every Star in the Sky was born. This romantic suspense novel puts a face and name and story to the scourge of human trafficking. While the fictional tale of one woman’s experiences, it represents the reality of countless women and shows the devastating toll this evil takes, not only on those in captivity, but on those who love them and desire to see them restored to freedom and eventually physical, mental, and emotional healing.
Every Star in the Sky is a love story. Not only between a woman rescued from trafficking and the man who risked everything to save her, but between God and every human being created in his image victimized by this unspeakable practice. The theme of this series, which I hope and pray comes across clearly to every reader, is that we are never alone. God sees what we are going through. He never leaves or forsakes us. He knows the name of every star in the sky, and he knows us deeply and intimately.
As the main character in the story reflects: “And if you know every star by name, you must know every one of us by name.” When no one around her, not even friends like Ruby, knew her real name, she had clung to the truth that God knew it, that it was engraved on the palm of his hand. Without that knowledge, she would have been afraid her name might be lost, since she was so determined not to let her true one slip out to Brady that even in her own mind she had become Starr. But God had kept her name in trust for her until Cole freed her, and now God had given it to her again. She hadn’t planned to tell it to Cole tonight, but something had nudged her to. Had assured her it was safe. That he was safe.
While the problem of human trafficking may seem overwhelming, prayer is our most powerful weapon against the forces of darkness. Pray for all those held in captivity, that they would experience God’s love and presence with them, that they would find freedom, and that all who participate in this evil would one day be brought to justice.
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To celebrate her tour, Sara is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of the book!!
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Sounds like a book I will enjoy.
Congratulations on your release of Every Star in the Sky, Sara, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a thrilling, edge of your seat read and I love the cover! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Rebecca for sharing your review! Have a sunshiny day!
Thank you for sharing your excellent review of Every Star in the Sky, this book is a must read for me and I am really looking forward to it
Rebecca, Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Every Star in the Sky sounds like a must read.
I liked reading your review, this sounds like a great book
Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest.
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