Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Watcher by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Sara on the blog to share some fave quotes from the book!
Title: The Watcher
Author: Sara Davison
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: April 15, 2021
Genre: Christian speculative romantic suspense
Someone or something is watching Kathryn Ellison.
Kathryn thought she had buried memories of That Night for good—until Nick Lawson returns, reigniting her long-suppressed feelings for him. Seeing Nick has always reminded her too much of the horrible night that changed her life. As much as she wants to be with him, she wants even more to forget. When Nick unexpectedly shows up at her family ranch, Kathryn knows it is finally time to let go of the traumatic past that has held her captive for so long.
David Henley is a captive too—of the dark secret involving Kathryn, a secret he’s kept even from his wife. Now the truth is about to be revealed. And when it is, he could be stripped of everything in his life that matters to him.
A storm is brewing in the spiritual realm, and its effects reverberate through the natural world, summoning otherworldly Beings to the ranch. While Kathryn confronts the memories of That Night and struggles to let them go, she is not as alone in her home as she thinks.
As spiritual and temporal forces collide, Kathryn—and everyone she loves—is about to be caught in the crossfire.
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My Five Favourite Lines/Scenes from The Watcher
by Sara Davison, author of The Watcher
Somehow Nick knew, even as he turned onto the highway and pressed on the accelerator to increase the distance between them, his brain didn’t stand any more of a chance against his heart in this battle than it had in any of the others he’d fought with himself over her. Her face flashed across his memory and his face twisted in a grimace.
Maybe even less.
* This quote is a favourite because it shows the perseverance of the love between Nick and Kathryn, although they have to be more patient and overcome more obstacles than most people ever do in order to be together.
I jumped into the passenger seat. Fear crouched to leap in after me.
Suddenly, something bolted past him in a blur, knocking him off balance enough that he stumbled a little to the right. By the time he’d regained his stance, it was too late. The blur somersaulted past me to score a two-footed, Olympic-gold-medal-gymnast-style landing on the console. I clapped, thrilled to behold the last-minute stowaway. Definitely a trade-up from Fear. Determination took a sweeping bow. He held out a fist, and I bumped it before he dove into the back seat.
My knuckles where they’d touched his were coated in a thin layer of grit. Determination was perpetually covered in the stuff, and he tossed it over his charges as freely as the mythical Tinker Bell sprinkled fairy dust. I started to brush it away then stopped. What was I doing? I could use an extra dose of grit today as much as Kathryn could. I shook a little off onto the rest of me for good measure then glanced out the window.
*This passage is a good illustration of the otherworldly Beings that populate The Watcher and reflect activity in the spiritual realm that is happening as the humans in the story go through various circumstances.
Kathryn closed her eyes. I know. There is no other way. But I can’t do it alone.
You are never alone.
Like an arm sweeping across a cluttered table, the words cleared away the last of the fear and anxiety that had been tying her insides into knots.
*I love this quote, because it states the theme that is present in every one of my books and stories—that whatever we are going through in life, we are never alone. God has promised to never leave us or forsake us, and He is faithful to keep that promise.
Kathryn glanced at the shotgun hanging on the wall above the door. It was intended for coyotes or cougars, but it would end the life of a man as easily as an animal.
Dylan pushed himself away from the frame. “You’ll be dead before you get to it.”
*A favourite because it captures the suspense in the story.
Did that mean she had to forgive him?
Yes, because I have.
Clenched fists grasped the blanket at her sides. No. I can’t do it. It’s too much to ask. You know what they did to me.
A soft whisper in the dark brought tears dashing across Kathryn’s face.
And you know what they did to me.
All the fight went out of her. Flinging an arm across her eyes, she lifted her free hand, palm up in a gesture of surrender. I’ll try. For you.
The voice was unbearably tender. It’s for you.
*Likely my favourite passage in the whole book, these few lines—a conversation between Kathryn and God—sum up the strongest theme in The Watcher, the power of forgiveness, both receiving it from God and others and offering it to those who have wronged us, no matter how grievously.
(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Watcher and a $25 Amazon gift card!
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What about you? What makes you want to read The Watcher by Sara Davison? Which quote that she shared was your fave?