The Ring: a Story of Love, Loss and Hope

by Sarah Anne Carter

Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D.


This book is written to engage the reader. I do not say this lightly as the reader needs to know he/she is wanted/loved. It is written drawing the reader to each page with care. I have seen 3 of the books that Sarah Anne Carter has written and I appreciate her attention to the reader, not her, not even the story but true devotion to the people who will read it. She writes with fluidity and ease. In the story of The Ring, the author states: “Their rings matched and were actually three rings melded and woven together. Lucas had gotten them each a ring from Washington to represent where Amanda was from, from South Carolina, or represent where Lucas was from, and from Turkey where Lucas said he was when he knew he was in love with her. He had collected the rings before he told her about the idea he had. He was nervous about what she would think, bit she absolutely loved the idea of the rings being unique and representing their story.”


It is difficult to review fiction without spoiling the book. The characters are people you as the reader would know. The author is a lover of books. She is an avid reader and is a book review blogger. Writing stories since she was little, she is constantly thinking of ideas that could be used as a plot for a novel. She is a journalist by trade and has written numerous newspaper articles. She grew up as an Air Force brat and married a military man and has lived in many states and countries. Currently residing in Ohio, she spends her time enjoying her family, reading and writing. The Ring is Sarah Anne’s first published novel.


This book is also wise in its dealing with things in life that have to do with the military. Amanda is a military person and her parents are too. The author grew up as an Air Force brat and married a military man and has lived in many states and countries. She currently resides in Ohio, and spends her time enjoying her family, reading and writing. The Ring is the author’s first published novel.