Review of Cain’s Salvation by Sarah O’Rourke


Cain’s Salvation by Sarah O’Rourke 

About the book:

When Dr. Cain Turner’s life was literally blown apart in a small province of Afghanistan, it was only the hope and memories of one woman that propelled him forward. But there were more demons to face.

In the small country hamlet of Paradise, Tennessee…Faith waits. Surrounded by her loving sisters, Faith McKinnon had faced her own demons, having thought that the love of her life had deserted her.

But fate…and a few meddling McKinnon sisters…conspired to bring the two star-crossed lovers together again.

Reviewed by Melissa

Her thoughts:


This is an emotionally powerful story. It has dark moments and a strong message if love, faith, and forgiveness. There are many mature themes touched upon this book. Cain is a doctor working for the small hospital near his home in Paradise, Tennessee. He has a twin brother, Abel and his best friend Zeke is the sheriff. The McKinnon sisters, Honor, Harmony, Patience, and Faith have been on their own since their parents were killed by a drunk driver years ago. Honor has been through her own horrific past and even though she is the youngest sister she is very much in charge. Cain gets orders to deploy to Afghanistan and serve a 15 month deployment there as a doctor. He proposes to his true love Faith prior to leaving. He promises he will be back and he loves her. About halfway through the deployment, Cain is now a broken man. He is seeing the effects of this war everyday and is unable to think clearly. He ends up sending Faith a letter ending their engagement without any explanation. Faith is back home beside herself trying to figure out what she did wrong. Cain finally makes it home but hides on his father’s farm so no one can find him. Abel determines that his twin needs help and that Faith needs Cain. He works with Honor on a plan to get them back together. So enough the whole family is involved and locks the two of them in the bar refrigerator one night. Cain and Faith learn what the other has been thinking and feeling and determine their own future. This story explored the depths of war and what it can do to the person in the war and also the person waiting back home. This was not a gentle story but one that spoke to the reader of honesty and love. I commend the author for writing this poignant and necessary story. The characters are honest and well guided throughout the story. The plot travels both continents with ease. The dialogue is believable and moving. This was definitely one of the best books I have read in a while.

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About the author:

Sarah O’Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who have taken their passion for romantic fiction and erotica to the publishing world. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, KY, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither is ever very far from a tall glass of sweet iced tea, their dog-eared copies of Gone With the Wind, or their Steel Magnolias DVDs!

Formerly an accountant and a chemist, they are now overworked, stay-at-home moms who adore their children, their husbands…and writing about love in every way possible!


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