Conviction by Lauren Salisbury


The Synopsis:

Can two people with opposing principles overcome their differences to be together?

Than has spent his life ostensibly having fun while secretly fighting for his people’s freedom. A member of the underground resistance, he is only ever serious around his comrades and his family. When an injury forces him to step down from active duty and his reluctant nurse sparks his interest, Than finds himself in uncharted territory. The fascinating woman will have nothing to do with him.

Menali’s past has taught her to keep her head down and trust that God has a reason for allowing the human race to suffer on U’du. When Than explodes into her life, he refuses to take no for an answer and challenges all of her preconceptions. He soon has her re-evaluating her priorities and wondering what life with someone like him would be like.

NOTE: For maximum enjoyment, The Legacy Chronicles are best read in order, starting with Courage.

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


ConvictionFor a quick take on the story, please read my review of book one, Courage.

Conviction picks up almost immediately where Courage leaves off, so I would definitely recommend reading book one first. This is not one of those series where you could easily jump into the story in the middle, you’d be a touch confused 😉

I’m not the least bit ashamed to say that Than was my favorite character in Courage so I’m so glad that he has the spotlight in Conviction! Even though this is a retelling of Moses in the Bible, and it has those very obvious aspects, Conviction branches off into it’s own story that is most definitely a romance. I love Than and Menali’s relationship, and the pace of it. It’s not rushed into with fire and fury but it’s not agonizing with suspense either.

The story is gripping, adventurous, and I really just enjoyed it! Especially since it’s clean. There are some religious themes to the book (obviously, it’s a retelling of a Bible story) but I didn’t think it was overly “Christianized” or pushy in any way. It was mainly just a clean, refreshing read.

So overall, I enjoyed Conviction just as much as I enjoyed Courage and give it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars!

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Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.