His war has just begun.
James (Jamie) Massey has been raised in a strict military household and grew up with the sole purpose of becoming a soldier. He never imagined the heartache his choices in love and war would weigh on his soul, and when he loses everything, he can’t imagine ever being happy again.
Chris Baker grew up in a small town, raised on the rodeo circuit. When he met Ben, he thought he’d live blissfully every after, but things have a way of not going along as planned. Chris, devastated by his loss, was barely hanging on.
When Jamie and Chris end up in the same small town diner, it can only be credited to divine intervention. But are both men too damaged? They say God works in mysterious ways. Well, he certainly had his hands full when he chose these two for saving.
Is it too late?
Resurrection is a breath-taking, poignant and a captivating novel that compelled me to read from the description alone. Military stories have always been my go-to read so when I discovered Resurrection and read in the premise that it deals with themes of PTSD – an important subject that should be discussed more – and a gay romance I knew I had to read it thanks to the unique combination. I write that this is unique because I have never once before discovered the two themes in a book, that is why I was keen to read it and why I already admired it before reading it. S. Davidson writes about these two themes of romance and PTSD in an emotive way, and the result is a moving story that will charm readers from beginning to end.
Resurrection follows the protagonist of the novel, James (aka Jamie) Massey. Jamie grew up in a strict military household with his up-bringing focusing on him becoming a soldier. Jamie in his adult life joins the military however he loses everything, and he suffers from a condition called PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Once back home Jamie will go to a diner and at this diner he meets the other protagonist of the story called Chris Baker. Chris is a man who was raised on the rodeo circuit but like Jamie, he too suffers from grief and a form of PTSD after losing a loved one. When Jamie and Chris meet an attraction is evident and the two can’t help but resist each other. The reader will follow Jamie and Chris on their story of ‘Resurrection,’ and this book lovers is the premise of the stellar read that is Resurrection.
The story of Resurrection is a profoundly moving one, the story moved me from the very early pages especially when the topic of PTSD was explored. PTSD is a crucial subject that not many people know about, it is a condition that will change a person’s life forever and it is common amongst those that have served or are serving in the military and common for those who have suffered significant loss or have survived a traumatic event. PTSD is explored through both of the characters in the novel but it is mainly portrayed through Jamie, the novel’s Veteran. S. Davidson, the author of Resurrection has excellently explored PTSD through Jamie in an honest, sensitive and moving light; when I read his character and read of the topic explored through him, I felt relieved because Davidson had portrayed it in a poignant and factual light. Very rarely is the subject of PTSD explored so thoroughly in a fictional story and so I thank Davidson for writing this in an eye-opening and informative way.
Davidson is a newly discovered author of mine, however, I wish I had discovered her work sooner thanks to the enjoyment I felt when reading Resurrection as well how passionate and powerful her literature is. Resurrection is a novel that can only be described as moving and it will without a doubt move its readers with its themes of loss, war, PTSD, and love. Davidson is an expert author and in her book she has perfectly weaved these themes flawlessly together so that they all compliment each other and work well.
Not only is S. Davidson a master of weaving her themes but she is also fantastic for her explanatory powers laced between the pages of the book. The descriptions of the war-torn plains, in particular, was sensational and emotive. The descriptions are so well written that the reader will be able to feel as if they are right there among the barren, harsh and war-torn landscape.
As S. Davidson has written a compelling book that combines many poignant and even lovely themes (themes of romance and love) so I, of course, have to award this book five stars. It is an emotive book, however, it is a true enjoyment to read, and it will be able to delight you for many hours so please book lovers, read this remarkable book!
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Aimee, Thank you for the incredible review. This book was amazing to write and I’m very happy that you enjoyed it. Yes, this subject needs to be spoken about more because it’s a universal issue. I gained such respect for the military soldiers during my research and only hope that I portrayed them in a true light. Your words help authors to continue to do what we do – bring light to tough subjects and put them into a human perspective. PTSD are just initials until you see ‘what’ it does to a person and we all need to be… Read more »
Thank you so much S. Davidson for your kind comment! Your book was emotive, poignant and incredible and I adored every moment of it. I love how you explored PTSD in an eye-opening light, this is hard to do and I respect you so much for doing so so thank you!