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Sandy Cove [Kindle Edition]

Steven Recht
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Outer Banks. Wide, solitary beaches. Windswept sand. Breathtaking sunsets over the Sound. A perfect place for a couple to live out their days. Except when for one of them, those days are numbered.

When Tom Ralston’s wife dies unexpectedly, he finds himself feeling trapped in Sandy Cove, the idyllic Outer Banks village in which they had planned to spend the rest of their lives together. Unable to function and unable to move on, Tom runs away from everyone and everything in his life, traveling the world in search of solace. But he is searching in the wrong place. When Tom returns to Sandy Cove he realizes that it is time to let go of his past and move on with his life, and he begins working to reestablish his friendships and to repair the relationships he neglected during his sojourn.

Sandy Cove is a story of what was and what will be, a story of the innocence of a childhood friendship and of the anguish of adult heartbreak. A story of love and of loss, of hope and of redemption, and of lifelong friendship rekindled.

Editorial Reviews


" . . . a melancholy look at friendships in the process of becoming something deeper."  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About the Author

Steven Recht lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife, three children and Airedale Terrier. He is currently working on his next novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1398 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480134058
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Steven Recht (October 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SN91UA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,405 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, Beautifully-Written Book October 23, 2012
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I loved this book. Steven Recht is a gifted writer who has created indelible characters and beautifully evokes the lazy, small-town feel of the Outer Banks that tourists never see. But as you begin to savor the rhythyms of daily life in Sandy Cove, you also begin to realize it's more than a haven of comfort and warmth. For Tom, it's also a world of pain. Of intrigue. But ultimately, of hope. I will say no more, so as not to spoil this very moving story that unravels in ways surprising and delightful - but always real. Read this book for the escape. Read this book for its insights into life and love. Read it for the heart.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come for the Love Story - Stay for the Setting December 12, 2012
By SuzEQ
Steven Recht paints such a vivid picture of beautiful Sandy Cove that it feels warm, welcoming and familiar. But it becomes a cold, lonely place for life-long resident Tom after the loss of his beloved wife. Tom is compelled to leave his pain behind, and ultimately ends up on a journey to find his way back to the comforts of home. As a sweet love story enfolds, we meet well-rounded and likable characters who knowingly or not, help Tom find strength and wholeness. There's so much to like about this book. There is depth and honesty in relationships. There is hope. There is tenderness in rediscovered love. But above all, there is good story-telling.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!!! November 20, 2012
By Puddin
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Overcoming ones death and finding your love of yesterday is a story that will have you grabbing tissues.... I would recommend this book to the love at heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle and Easy January 7, 2013
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This book flows along gently and in no particular hurry to get anywhere. Nothing much really happens but that's okay - you find yourself just enjoying a stroll along the beach and a little insight into the residents of Sandy Cove.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sandy Cove November 14, 2012
Steven Recht literally takes us to Sandy Cove, a place where we can enjoy a sunset, some seafood and a glass (or bottle) of wine. While there, we meet interesting people who are on a paths of rediscovery. The reader has no problem slipping into the lives of the two major players, Tom and Jenny, while the author develops the supporting characters with charming vignettes. It is an easy and comfortable ride, with lessons about life, love and hope for the future. I recommend it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book January 1, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Steven Recht set up each chapter with detailed descriptions of the events and its surroundings. It was very easy to imagine Sandy Cove and each of the characters. Throughout life I think we all know a character like Tom and his struggles. Excellent book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat slow and predictable July 1, 2014
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Interesting book, overall slow pace with very predictable plot. This was a good beach read
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable June 22, 2014
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Nothing deep to plow through. A very nice but sometimes sad look at the lives of people and how we are all connected.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
OK summer read, but not a page-turner.
Published 4 months ago by lindalu
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovetoread
A beautiful story, but sometimes I found myself kinda taken back, one because it jumped around and two we've had a lot of Cancer death in my family and, it gave me new perspective... Read more
Published 5 months ago by lovetoread
5.0 out of 5 stars Love story
This book shows a love that lasts forever with the lost loves blessing to go on and be happy. Will look for more by this author
Published 7 months ago by Barbara Fiebelkorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story.
Very much enjoyed the character development. Good ending! This is not my typical type of book but I would not hesitate to pick up another book by this author.
Published 7 months ago by 52JoJo
2.0 out of 5 stars Sandy Cove Review
An easy read and a nice story but nothing much more than that, it is not one I would recommend.
Published 12 months ago by Andrea Driver
5.0 out of 5 stars Made a few points with my wife!
My wife wanted this book (you know . . . .sappy love story and someone is going to get killed in the end). Read more
Published 13 months ago by JD (Sandston VA)
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, good pace, good characters
A rather typical romance story which kept my interest as it moved along at a good pace. What made it more special for me was the setting -- small town life, year-round, on the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by zzz
3.0 out of 5 stars perfect summer read
A perfect summer read. Recht's detailed descriptions make you taste the salty sea air and become a part of the quaint Sandy Cove seaside community. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Elise from Tenafly
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Summertime Read!
I always enjoy a story set in the Outer Banks- and this one did not disappoint! Very interesting characters and a lovely heartwarming story
Published 16 months ago by Terri L. Ball
5.0 out of 5 stars A well written, interest holding book!
The author has a great way of placing you in the scene. The book was nice and light, perfect for a vacation read. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lisa O
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More About the Author

Steven Recht is thrilled to have entered the literary world with the publication of his novel, Sandy Cove. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Steven's foray into the world of fiction fulfills a life-long dream built upon his love of all things literary. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife and three children, and is currently hard at work on his next project.

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