Sweet Saturday Sample

It’s another random pick sampling this week. From Heartsight:

Dan flopped backward onto his sofa and laid there, one foot dangling over the edge. He stared upward at the blackness that had somehow slipped into being a normal part of his life. Trish’s scent still clung on his clothing, his skin. Memories of the feel of her lingered in his mind. What are you thinking, Conway?


On a secluded beach in North Carolina, three lonely people find hope in each other.

Trish Evers is an artist and single mother, who has inherited her grandmother’s Bed and Breakfast in a North Carolina coastal town. Though she must sell the house, she decides to bring her daughter to the beach for one last summer vacation in her childhood town.

Bella is a six-year-old girl who has Down syndrome. Rejected by her father, Trish, is the only parent she’s ever known. Bella likes to explore the beach and has a tendency to wander off. One day, Bella goes exploring on her own, and Trish finds her in the company of an intriguing stranger.

Dan Conway is a U.S. Marine, who had been born into a family of Marines. Now blind as a result of combat injuries and unable to “suit up,” he feels he no longer has a purpose in life. He’s come home to the beach, where he spends his days in solitude. Dan must learn to believe in himself and to love life again, which he begins to do through his interactions with Bella and Trish. When a hurricane strikes, and Bella wanders off again, her only hope for rescue is Dan.

Working within the confines of his blindness, he must overcome his fear of failure and recall his training in order to search for the little girl and bring her to safety.


Astraea Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Coming soon: Another of the Heart Stories, Heartsent

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13 thoughts on “Sweet Saturday Sample

  1. caseamajor says:

    I love this, Kay. I flop on my sofa and dangle my foot. I can visualize him clearly. Why is blackness a normal part of his life I wonder? Nice post.

  2. the1940mysterywriter says:

    What Sherry and Meg said. Honestly, everyone, if you haven’t read this book, you’re depriving yourself of a new way of seeing.

  3. jennajaxon says:

    This certainly sounds like a must read! A Marine who has lost his sight–how devastating! Great cast of characters. Please share more until I can get the book!

    • Kay Springsteen says:

      I will be doing some giveaways as I get closer to my release of Heartsent – another form my series The Heart Stories – stories about love in extreme conditions with unrelated characters. In the meantime, the first chapter is posted under sample platter on the tabs at the top of my blog page. 🙂

  4. Karen C says:

    Heartsight was the first story I’ve read by you, Kay, and I’m really looking to reading more. It was a delightful story and I loved it. Glad to hear there will be more. Thanks

  5. lisakumar says:

    Great Sample! I love his posture. It says so much without saying much, you know, lol? Also love how you slip in a line about his blindness with such imagery.

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