Hello dear readers – happy Sunday! As you know by now, through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Sara Davison and her romantic suspense Carol Award finalist book Lost Down Deep! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.
FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!
LOST DOWN DEEP
SERIES: The Rose Tattoo Trilogy #1
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2020
She is the only one who can tell the police who attacked her in her home. If only she could remember …
Summer Velasquez is on the run from a man she has no recollection of after an attack she can’t recall.
Every face in the crowd is a potential suspect, so how is Summer supposed to know who is a threat to her and who isn’t?
After fleeing her assailant and the parents who lied to her about what happened, she changes her name and seeks refuge in Elora, Ontario. The small town feels familiar, although she has no memory of ever having been here. Even in what should be a safe place, she can’t shake the feeling that she is being watched.
When Ryan Taylor strolls into the Taste of Heaven Café where she works, Summer is immediately drawn to him. However, he may not be who he says he is either. As her suspicions grow, Summer prepares to run again.
But at least one person is determined to stop her. Permanently. And if she can’t remember who he is, this time he may succeed.
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I asked the author…
What is one of your favorite quotes from Lost down deep & why do you love it?
Thank you so much for highlighting Lost Down Deep on your blog! The following is one of my favourite exchanges in the book, between Jude, the main character, and his older brother, Cash:
“If I ask them, it drives home the fact that I missed out on so much of their lives, which I don’t know how I’ll ever make up to them.”
Cash leaned a hip on the counter and contemplated him. “Something you’re going to have to figure out sooner or later, little brother, is that you can’t.”
Jude swung around, his hands dripping soapy water on the floor. “What do you mean, I can’t?”
“You lost five years with us, Jude. That’s time none of us can get back. What has been done in the past can’t be undone, no matter how much we’ve changed or what we do in the future.”
“So there’s nothing I can do to make up for it.”
“Nope. That’s what forgiveness is for.”
This excerpt is a favourite, not only because the relationship between brothers is one I love to explore and write about, but because this conversation captures the major theme of the story–forgiveness. Lost Down Deep is a prodigal son story of sorts, and like the wayward son did in the biblical story, Jude comes to see that, as deeply sorry as he is for abandoning his family, he can never make it up to them. All he can do is accept their forgiveness, and God’s, if he hopes to move forward with his life.
As always, I hope and pray my readers will be impacted by that message and will find hope and healing in the reminder that our Father always waits to welcome us back with open arms when we have wandered away from Him.
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.
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What about you? What makes you want to read the romantic suspense Carol Award finalist Lost Down Deep by Sara Davison? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?