- File Size: 471 KB
- Print Length: 184 pages
- Publisher: Platinum Paw Press (July 30, 2010)
- Publication Date: July 30, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003XYE9Y8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As the story opens Sara Ketcham is running away from the loss of her marriage. She takes refuge at the beach inn where she had spent so many happy days with her grandparents, and as she walks on the lonely beach with her beagle, Molly, the sight of a sandcastle brings tears to her eyes. How can something so beautiful crumble away, like her dreams of a happy home and family?
Ryan Spencer is taking a respite on the same beach. His marriage, too, has been washed away by the tides of his career. Now living a nomad's life, he has nothing but work and the lonely spaces between. Any place will do to fill up this week of waiting for his next assignment, but he had not counted on meeting a crying woman and feeling his spirit unfold a little.
Author Tim Glass, entering the world of fiction under the name T. Faron, gives us every bit of the sensitivity we've come to expect from his other writing--the Sleepytown Beagles series and his heartwarming memoir, "Just This Side of Heaven." He shines a light straight into the hearts of Sara and Ryan as they open themselves to each other and learn the joys and risks of love. The characters and their dialog ring true, and the use of talismans adds depth to the story. What changes will Ryan make to his life to be with Sara? What will Sara let into her life along with the trust she feels for Ryan?
When you read Postcards--and I hope you will--prepare to shed some tears; I don't think that's a spoiler, because we all know that the sea reclaims even the most beautiful sandcastles. But just as the tide leaves the beach smooth and waiting, even the greatest sadness can be followed by a renewal of joy if we are prepared to build it. Watch for it...because Postcards comes full circle to the beach, to love. I hope to see more from this writer because his easy style and gentle understanding are a breath of fresh air in a complicated world.
Linda Bulger, 2009
Our story begins with a lady, Sara Ketcham who has recently been divorced from her husband of 12 years, visiting a well remembered bed and breakfast her grandparents owned since she was a little girl. She is accompanied by her beagle, Molly. Sara is attempting to heal, to find new meaning for her life and new direction. Sara had been a good wife. While there she meets Ryan Spencer who makes his living as a reporter, currently a reporter imbedded with our military in Iraq. Ryan has also been betrayed by a spouse of a number of years, and like Sara, is seeking healing and understanding, of not only his situation, but that of himself. These two lonely and shocked people meet and our story begins.
Now I am not averse to reading love stories, although I will admit not to normally seek them out, but I am absolutely a pushover for a good tale and good writing no matter the genre. This work fit my needs perfectly. This author has the ability, as all good writers do, to actually cause you to feel what his characters feel and he has the ability to make everything seem so very, very real. I did not find one sentence in this work that was not absolutely true and that could not have been taken from real life; almost any one of our lives. His attention to detail not only include the physical (which he is extremely good at), but also the emotional at which he excels. This makes for a very nice blend.
In many ways this is also truly an American tale and could be found and told and retold a thousand times. What happened to the characters in this work happen to all of us, or to people we all know and care about. There was no Hollywood stuff here folks, no bang, bang cliff hanger situations; there was only life, and life well written about. Like a good meal, this is a simple work, with just the right mixtures of this and that, and just the right amount of attention to detail. It has been prepared by someone who loves what they are doing...the same as the truly great chiefs. It is well done and I can assure you it goes down well, and like all good meals and good reads, it satisfies, yet leaves you wanting more. A writer like this does not just practice his or her technical trade, they also feel it.
For a very mellow read, one that will be difficult for you to put down once you start, this is a wonderful selection. I might add that the author has written another book, Just This Side of Heaven, which I also highly recommend.
Let us hope we hear much more from this author in the near future.
Just This Side Of Heaven
When Sara and Ryan met, they had no idea that they had been searching for each other. Their love gave them the strength to recover from heart breaks, and most of all it gave Sara the strength she needed to face her greatest fear. But, this was not just a love story, it was a love triangle. Between a man, a woman and a beagle named Molly.
I enjoyed how T. Faron let us peeked into the every day life of Ryan, Sara and Molly. Sara saw the depth of Ryan's love with his simple gestures; a special bone for Molly, letters, roses and postcards from heaven.
Love stories are usually not my first choice to read, but this one caught me and I couldn't put it down until I read the last sentence.
Postcards is a book that will be enjoyed by all for it's message of love, hope and dreams.
As with all of this author's books, Postcards will leave you wishing for another chapter.
Looking forward to the next book!