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Cain's Salvation (Passion in Paradise #1)

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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 h
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Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published December 31st 2013
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~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
This is my first book by this author duo but it won't be my last. I really enjoyed this story because it showed that if you really work hard and truly love someone you can always make it work if both people never give up. Cain really was a true hero and my heart broke for him. I really loved this cast of characters. Faith had that sassy southern bell attitude and it gave me a Steel Magnolia vibe especially with their crazy aunt. I also loved the addition of faith which seems to be a bad word in ...more
Emily
Dr. Cain Turner was engaged to the love of his life Faith McKinnon but his time in Afghanistan made him realize he needed to let her go. Faith doesn't know that he has returned home and has been devastated since he sent her a Dead John letter. Now with the help of family Faith and Cain are being pushed together, can Cain regain Faith's trust and build a future?

Really good story, you get why Cain does what he does but you also want to smack him. I love these sisters, each of their stories brings
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Chitra *CJ*
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
"Cains Salvation" tells the story of Cain and Faith.
Cain is a doctor who has worked deployed in Afghanistan- something which leaves him traumatized with scars and PTSD.
This makes him lose confidence and find himself worthless for Faith- who's the love of his life. He then breaks up with her via letter and the story moves 6 months forward.
Faith is left utterly desolate and heartbroken when her soulmate breaks up with her- and decides to finally try to move on instead of spending her tears on him.
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mad4rombks
Cain and Faith fell in love and became engaged before Cain left to go to war since he was a doctor. After months of being there and seeing all his friends and patients die, he sent Faith a letter telling her the engagement is off and she needs to move on with her life. Six months later, he's back in town, scarred and completely different from the man who first left. Faith wants nothing to do with him because he devastated her with that letter but her younger sister hires him as a bouncer at the ...more
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
Quick easy read, no OW/OM drama, no cheating, a breath of fresh air in romanceland lately! *lol*
Miranda Whore
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Review of Cain’s Salvation by Sarah O’Rourke
I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to read Cain’s Redemption prior to its release and I have to say it is the best yet by Sarah O’Rourke. Everything this author puts out exceeds my expectations. Cain’s Salvation is slightly different than the erotic novella’s that the author has previously put out in that it focuses more on the storyline and less on the smut. (Now please do not think that this book isn’t HOT because it is burn your biscuits
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Ivy Deluca
Dr. Cain Turner's is in Afghanistan, suffering through all sorts of mental and physical anguish and in the midst of that, he loses all hope of ever being a normal man again. He thinks that he has nothing to offer his love, Faith, so he breaks it off with her...in a letter. Faith receives that letter and is understandably devastated. How can these two find their love and learn to trust again?

The Good

The chemistry is strong between Cain and Faith, and the love scenes are excellent. Their issues a
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Jos
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Sweet Stars

I loved this story. It was quick, sweet, very sexy....oh yes, and the love was just so beautiful between Faith and Cain.

The writing was fantastic, the storyline was moving and the passion and love was incredible! I cannot wait to read about all of the secondary characters in thew future for sure!!!!!!
Nikki
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it
A sweet romance although Infound myself more interested in Zeke and Honor, much stronger characters.
Kirsty Lyon
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreakingly sweet

This was an addictive story where you get introduced to four sisters who have had more devastation in their lives than anyone should. This story takes us on Faith and Cains story. You will not be able to put it down.
Holly Allen
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
*** Three Stars for Cain's Salvation***

I received this book for an honest review. I went into this as a military wife and really really wanted to like it. It wasn't horrible but it isn't a book I would go around bragging about. The story is about Faith and Cain. Cain is a doctor and an Army reservist and he gets called to go on a deployment to Afghanistan. Before leaving Cain proposes to his love Faith and she starts the wait for him.

While in the desert Cain loses many soldiers and becomes depre
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Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This series is about 4 sisters who live in a small town in Paradise, Tennessee. The sisters are extremely close and work together in the family restaurant/bar that their parents owned and they inherited when they died. Each sister has had something traumatic in one form or another happen to them that still haunts them. It takes their faith and the men that are in their lives to help them overcome their tragedies.

First up is Faith McKinnon who has only been in love with one man her whole life. T
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My Secret Book Spot
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Cain's Salvation by Sarah O'Rourke

4 out of 5 Stars

Cain's Salvation offered a different type of love story that strongly deviated from the "rich man with a dark side meets sweet little lady" plot that has become the norm these days.

Cain Turner is a physician who was also a soldier. Active duty in Afghanistan was NOT what he had in mind when he proposed to his sweetheart, Faith McKinnon. As with many men who endure a stent at war, Cain changes. After witnessing many deaths and experiencing the tr
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Victoria
3.5-4 STAR RATING- I saw this book on GR and I knew it featured a wounded warrior and several of my friends had rated it four stars or higher...and that's pretty much all I needed to grab this one up when I saw I could borrow it through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program.

While I absolutely love a wounded warrior story, I hadn't read any of the reviews so I was a bit surprised when I actually started reading the book. It was a bit fluffier at times than I was expecting and had a much higher steam
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Charnel‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 STARS

Dr Cain Turner is doctor in a war zone taking care of solders seeing death and unimaginable destruction daily. He’s dealings with self-doubt and unbelievable guilt from not being about to save everyone. Cain decides he’s worthless and it’s best to distance himself from his family back home in Paradise and also writes his fiance, telling her to move on with her life and find someone better. The biggest mistake of Cain’s life was sen
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Tanya
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cain and Faith are to be married when he is sent with the National Guard to the Middle East as a doctor for 15 months. During his time there, he breaks Faith's heart, and his own spirit is nearly broken. After he comes back home, he is left to repair their relationship. This book introduces us to Faith and her 3 sisters, as well as the rest of the town.

I did like this story, but there were some inconsistencies in the writing, such as once saying Faith had "four" sisters instead of three. At one
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Lynsey Sabin
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
A gifted copy was provided by the author / publisher for an honest review.

Oh my lord what a beautiful, brilliant story. Get ready for tears as there is plenty with this one. It also really makes you think about how this story could almost be an autobiography. It makes you realise that the subject of the story happens every day. I did enjoy this immensely, the hot scenes are just that, extremely hot, the characters are real and enjoyable. They all have an amazing connection with each other throu
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Ruthie Taylor
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This is a hot, yet sweet story of redemption following the horrors of war. The story is fast paced, the characters are well drawn, and I would hope that the other sisters get their stories too. After all there were plenty of hints!

I will definitely be reading more by this author - she tells a good story. Thank you very much Ms O'Rourke.


Wicked Reads Review Team
R. Colora
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay so I started reading and felt a little lost like there was a lot of backstory but I continued reading and I will tell you this is an AWESOME series I'm glad I got past the 1st couple chapters because the rest of the story was a gem
Bev
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A quick but great start to the series and a new author for me. Loved the idea of the story, I am such a sucker for 2nd chance romances and this one fitted the bill
Justadele
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Pure cheese with a sprinkle of cheese on top!
Bridgette Christophers
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest of this series. I really enjoyed meeting the McKinnon Sisters.

For me, Cain’s Salvation was one of those books I could not put down. What drew me to into this book, was how the writer's vivid descriptions brought the book to life for me. From the very first page, I was engrossed in their story of love, and the journey that the two and their families take to bring them back together.

After returning from deployment, Cain who served as a doctor i
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Liv
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think I have a new author to add to my favorites list !!!! This series was recommended to me be a group on facebook and I was a thrilled to find out that the books lived up to what everyone was saying. In Paradise Tennessee we meet the four McKinnon Sisters & the men who will eventually be theirs . From Cain and Faith , the hometown sweethearts to Patience & Abel the hardheads and everyone in between.. The characters were well developed , even the secondary ones like Aunt Orla (who is ...more
Book Snob Sue
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe-reads
This is Cain and Faith’s book. These two were definitely soul mates for sure. They were engaged and then he got sent off to Afghanistan to be a doctor in the service. When he was gone, he was so emotionally devastated from seeing the war, that he called off their engagement....via letter. This did not, I repeat, did not go over well with Faith. Can’t say that I blame her, luckily he is one hell of a groveler., but she was so heartbroken...like I said soulmates. Cain gets back and hides out from ...more
Dana Busenbark
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who is Dr. Cain Turner? What kind of Doctor is he? Where is he? Where is he from? Who is Faith McKinnon? Who is his brother? Where are their parents? Who are Faith, Harmony, Honor, and Patience? What type of women are they? Who is Zeke? I have to say, my favorite character of all in this book is definitely Aunt Orla. ESPECIALLY near the end of the book. That was too funny. This was a seriously heartbreaking, funny, romantic, second-chance book if ever I have read one. I could not put it down onc ...more
Charlotte
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Faith is one of 4 sisters who live in Paradise, Tennessee. She had life figured out, she and her sisters run a family business, she is engaged and in love with the man she considers her soul mate. Cain is doctor and gets called to do a tour in Afghanistan. He knows that the love he and Faith have is forever, so 18 will no wait at all.
This book is a test jerker, reading about why Cain wrote the letter (made me cry). I think the author did a good job describing some of the hardships soldiers face
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Fleur
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This was a great read second chance read where Cain broke up with Faith thinking he was doing both of them a favor but well that didn't work out well for either of them and now he is a broken man in more ways than one and if anyone can help him Faith can. There is a lot of emotions you through while reading this book not just with what Cain went through while in Afghanistan but also with both Faith and him and the rest of their Family and friends. This was not just a great read about Faith and C ...more
Donna Martin
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cain and Faith are engaged when he gets called to duty in Afghanistan. He writes her a Dear Jane letter and guts her world. When he returns he wants her back! It takes a whole town to help. Will they ever be able to get past what was done?
Read the book! I'm not telling you what happens. lol I had quite a few chuckles in here.
Sarah O'Rourke is an amazing story teller! Cant wait to read what she writes next!
Suzie
Jun 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Cait
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story has such crazy characters!

This story has such crazy characters in it and I loved most of them. It also hits on some hard topics that may trigger some people but it does tell you that to begin with. I enjoyed the story and the connected characters that we will see in the next books.
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