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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Every Star in the Sky is a tough read in many ways. It is tough to read about the life of the main character, but it is also necessary to understand that while this book is fiction, it is based on situations that are actually happening around the world. There may be some of us who don’t believe that sex trafficking is happening in Canada or the United States or the UK. That’s something that happens in other countries, not ours, right?
Sex trafficking is much more prevalent in our countries than we even know and this book will open many eyes to that.
While I very much liked the effort of the book to open our eyes to the horrors of sex/human trafficking, I found some of it to be unbelievable. The way the story transformed into a love story was not what I expected and I found it more like wishful thinking than reality part of the time. I feel it would have taken the main character a lot longer to overcome the trauma of what she went through. I could, however, be completely wrong and that does not mean I did not enjoy the book. I very much enjoyed the book, as much as you can enjoy such a heartbreaking story based in reality.
I enjoy the author’s writing and how she weaves a story and makes the characters very real. I absolutely loved the main characters and the side characters also charmed me (the grandmother just stole my heart. Seriously).
Even though I had some reservations about how a couple of parts of this book unfolded, I hope it doesn’t sound like I do not recommend it. I wholeheartedly do. My concerns about some of the plot (very, very minor issues really) does not take away from the impact of this story. More than once it had me cringing because I had to face the darkness. It had me wishing I could close my eyes against the words. It had tears in my eyes because I know this life is all too real for some woman out there right now.
I encourage you to get a copy of this book and be prepared to not only be exposed to a world you might wish you didn’t know about but also to a world where there is hope, where there is beauty from ashes, where there is redemption and physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
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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4 thoughts on “Book Recommendation/Review: Every Star in the Sky by Sara Davison”
Thank you for sharing your review of Every Star in the Sky, it sounds like an excellent read and I am looking forward to it
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Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest.
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