03 February 2021

Driven | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Children aren’t the only ones who can disappear.

Driven by ongoing grief and relentless dreams, Holden Kelly is determined to track down the child his brother Gage abducted eight years earlier. The kidnapping that saved Matthew Gibson’s life had cost Gage his. Proving his brother hadn’t sacrificed his life for nothing might be the only way Holden can start fully living his again. And it could be the last chance he has to find his way back to the wife he loves but who is also mired in grief and a crisis of faith.

Mikayla Grant has nightmares of her own. A road trip with private investigator Jax Rodriguez—a man she is drawn to even though his primary goal seems to be to drive her crazy—can’t be the way to heal from a terrible loss. Can it?

As Holden, Mikayla, and Jax follow the missing child’s trail from Toronto to Chicago, their mission is not as secret as they thought. Someone knows they are coming and will stop at nothing to prevent them from finding Matthew.

And to make sure that no one ever hears from the three of them again.

Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: February 1, 2021



Holden had to get through to her somehow. He released the wooden bar and took her face in his hands. Every muscle in her body remained tense, calcified, but she didn’t break away. “I can’t tell you how to grieve, love, or for how long. That’s something you have to work out for yourself. In the meantime, whether I’m here or in Chicago, I’ll be waiting for you.”

Christina bit her lower lip. When her eyes met his, for the first time in six months a shutter didn’t drop over them and she didn’t turn away. Holden froze, aware of the fragility of the connection, a veil of bubble stretched across the small round hole of a wand, breathtakingly beautiful but vulnerable to the slightest movement.

She gave him five seconds before she drew in a shuddering breath, stepped away, and the bubble shattered.

Holden lowered his hands, still warm from her skin, to his sides. “So are you okay if I go?”

“Why do you want to?”

It wasn’t much, but that single question reflected more interest in his life—in anything, actually—than she’d shown in months. Holden would take it.


Sara Davison is the author of three romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, and The Rose Tattoo Trilogy. She has been a finalist for ten national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, a Selah, and two 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.


(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of Driven and a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 1, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 8, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Sounds like a great book.

  2. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous3/2/21 22:36

    Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  4. Sounds like a must read! Hallie, Thank you for sharing.

  5. This book sounds very intriguing.

  6. The book sounds very interesting. I've put it on my reading list.