Samara's odyssey began when the man she gave her heart to left her by means of a note.
It read "It's not working." And that was that. Only it never is. You don't sever a connection and erase history that simply, that cleanly.
With her whole world rocked on its foundations, Samara dove into a lifestyle she hadn't known before, and in a very short time she ended up in places she never expected to be with people she couldn't trust. In the blinded brokenness after Jed disappeared, Samara had a brief relationship with his brother Flynn, where the choices they made damaged both of them.
After that Samara engaged in a loveless stint as the girlfriend of a major drug dealer, and when he moved on to a younger model, Samara turned to stripping in a seedy club.
And that is where we meet her in this novel.
We follow Samara...
In the strip-club where the surgically augmented women infuse themselves with the false courage of cheap champagne before going out to earn their pittance.
In the dark alley way, where she was attacked.
And into the flat where the girl she rooms with is has moved on to hard drugs when she returns from a night of prostitution.
And we follow her back home, back to her policeman father who needs care after a motorcycle accident, back to her nursing skills that she had given up, back to a place where resolution and restoration and a future of joy are all waiting for her.
Beyond Resolution is a finely told, gritty story.
I am very glad I had the chance to read this book, which is set in Australia by the way, and without Bookcrash.com I wouldn't have ever heard of it!
Rose Dee was born in Ingham, North Queensland, Australia. Her childhood experiences growing up in a small beach community would later provide inspiration for her first novel, 'Back to Resolution'.
Rose, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, is inspired by the love of her coastal home and desire to produce exciting and contemporary stories of faith for women.
Beyond Resolution, and A New Resolution are the second and third books in the 'Resolution' series.
Rose’s debut novel 'Back to Resolution' won Bookseller’s Choice at the Caleb Awards 2012.
She has also released 'The Greenfield Legacy', a collaborative novel, written in conjunction with three other outstanding Australian authors.
Rose resides in Mackay, North Queensland with her husband, young son, and mischievous pup, Noodle.