Posted in 5 paws, Christian, fiction, Review on September 21, 2015

the end begins


When your beliefs are at war, does love stand a chance?

Bookstore owner Meryn O’Reilly and Army Captain Jesse Christensen are on opposite sides of a battle. After a series of terrorist attacks in 2053, martial law has been declared in Canada and the military has taken over. When a radical Christian group claims responsibility, Jesse and his platoon are sent to Meryn’s city to keep an eye on the Christians and ensure they are not stepping outside the confines of the law.

Fiery and quick-tempered, Meryn chafes under the curfew and other restrictions to her freedom. Jesse is equally amused, intrigued, and terrified by her spirit. She could find herself in prison if she shows defiance to the wrong soldier, namely Lieutenant Gallagher.

Jesse watches out for Meryn when possible, although she wants nothing to do with him. His worst fears are realized when she commits a crime he cannot protect her from. Now they both face an uncertain future and the very real threat of losing everything, including their lives. With time running out, Jesse works feverishly to convince the authorities to show leniency to Meryn. And to convince her that love can overcome any barrier that lies between them.


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This book was quite a surprise and very good. Imagine 30 years into the future, you live in Canada and Christians are the terrorists, bombing mosques and such. They are the ones subjected to terrorism laws and punishments for things as simple as owning or distributing a bible.

I felt like this book addressed some of the issues at hand in today’s world but puts a unique spin on it that it isn’t Muslims or another Middle Eastern religion that is being accused of terrorism but Christians. And it being set in Canada is another unique twist because you don’t normally think of Canada having terrorist issues.

There are some twists and turns in the book that add more depth to the characters and their history. the characters are likable (well mostly, you have to have some you don’t like) and the end leaves you wanting more.

We give this 5 paws out and are bummed we have to wait until next spring for the next installment!


About the Author

Sara Davison, author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, and the speculative romantic suspense trilogy, Seven, has been a finalist for three national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author. Sara has a degree in English Literature from Queen’s University and is a member of The Word Guild. She currently resides in central Ontario, Canada, with her husband, Michael, and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to. Her favourite way to spend her time is drinking coffee and making stuff up.

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