Sinking Sam sweetly taps into the heart of a teenage girl, desperate to stop her parents' upcoming divorce; it also teaches the parent that divorce effects the family unit as a whole and lends a helping hand in dealing with these issues. And along the way, secrets are uncovered while an unexpected romance ignites in the midst. . .
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Sinking Sam relays a riveting story about a teenage girl faced with the shocking news of her parents’ divorce. In her desperation to keep them together, Samantha devises a full-proof plan to prove to her parents that a divorce would be a huge mistake. However, in the midst of Samantha’s plotting, a handsome young surfer takes an interest in her, throwing her scheming plans completely off-guard. It was not the right time to entertain a stranger, but he was too handsome, too charming and much too hard to resist! And her heart had a problem with the way it raced every time he was around! Suddenly, Samantha found herself in an unexpected triangle, struggling between the spoiled brat that she used to be and the emerging young woman bubbling within. Of course, she could always choose to slip back into an unpredictable comfort zone, especially after uncovering a big secret that her parents failed to mention! Introducing a spectacular new writer to the forum, Sandy Forbes. Sandy has always been able to grab pen and paper to spill the very contents of her soul. While utilizing her fertile imagination, she delights in giving birth to fresh new ideas. She is now living out her writing dreams with the utmost well-deserved kudos to God!
“Blake, have you ever felt as if you were falling?” her voice sounded so soft, and she said it so slowly that he had to strain to hear the question.
He shook his head slowly, then rethought her question and nodded, “I guess we’ve all fallen in some way or another at some time or another.”
“No, I mean really fallen, way down in some kind of scary abyss?”
A brief sigh escaped his mouth, and he allowed her to take his right hand and place it on her upper chest. Her eyes grew darker, minced with a sadness that he’d noticed on the day they met. His muscular legs flexed at her tender touch, and he could feel the thud of her heart under his hands, like the beating of a wild drum.
“Sometimes when it’s quiet and I have nothing to do, I lie down in my bed and just listen to the beat of my heart. And if I’m real quiet, I will feel my heart pounding and hear it riveting through my body, and that’s when I remember everything all over again.”
“Everything?” he echoed, a perplexed look on his face.
She swallowed the lump in her throat and decided to just spill the beans. “Well, maybe I should have told you sooner, but my folks are getting a divorce.”
“Gee … I’m sorry to hear that.” He withdrew his hand, certain that she had no idea that touching her skin was driving him crazy. He wanted to concentrate on what she was saying and was genuinely sorry to hear about her parents splitting up. Having his hand on her chest was not going to accomplish that, no matter how innocent she wanted the gesture to be.