Eighty-year-old Jack Dozier stands barefoot on a chair with a rope around his neck when a call comes in from a woman claiming to be his granddaughter. Her mother, Helen Price, is searching for her biological father and thinks it might be Jack.
A physician diagnosed with a terminal illness, Helen is determined to spend whatever time she has left in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her family. She also has a final wish, one that revolves around her lifelong love of antique carousels.
The short time Jack spends with Helen creates unexpected bonds and reveals haunting secrets that force Jack to rethink both his past and his future.
Set against the scenic backdrop of Hatteras and Ocracoke Island, with glimpses of war-torn South Korea, Sea Horses is a heartwarming story of redemption, faith, and those indelible family ties that bind us all.
What reviewers are saying:
Captivating, moving, dappled with humor, and beautifully written, Sea Horses is a must read! But WARNING, you may become attached to one (or all) characters and find yourself in North Carolina’s outer banks, wanting to ride Sea Horses just one more time! Can’t wait for Cheryll Snow’s next book!
This novel takes you through each day as if you were right there living this touching story. I didn’t want to put this book down! I made myself stop reading to savor the read, making the book last longer for my reading pleasure.
A tale of love, courage, and God’s redemptive grace that reminds readers there is always hope.
Forty-six years ago Jake pledged his love to Sadie by carving their names into the Carving Tree. Now newly retired, Sadie is eager to take on life’s newest adventures with Jake by her side. But when the symbol of their enduring love begins to wither and Jake is diagnosed with a heart condition, Sadie’s dreams are put on hold.
Bitter towards God, Sadie is determined to nurse Jake and their beloved Carving Tree back to health on her own. Sadie’s luck takes a turn for the worse when she and Jake are threatened with a false lawsuit and Megan Thompson, an aspiring model, goes missing after leaving her young son in Sadie’s care. Overwhelmed with stress, medical bills, and Jake’s deteriorating health, Sadie’s notion of retired life is turning out to be quite different than she anticipated.
Miles away, Megan Thompson’s world is also shaken. When what she thought was an audition for a modeling gig turns out to be a hoax, Megan finds herself a victim of a human-trafficking ring. Terrified and far from home, Megan knows only one thing is certain: she must, against all odds, escape and return to her son.
Will Sadie be able to regain her footing and find peace with God, and will Megan ever escape and return to her young son? Both women’s courage and resilience are put to the test in Terry Bowman’s captivating novel, The Carving Tree.
What reviewers are saying:
The plot twists and turns make The Carving Tree a novel that you will not want to put down. Terry Bowman has the enviable ability to create lovable, imperfect characters that had me rooting for them the whole way.
To deal with deep issues that require serious thought in such a way is, in my mind, one of the greatest strengths of this book. That combined with the vivid details (I could “see” every scene as it was beautifully captured in written language), the cast of characters, and the storyline itself drew me in and wouldn’t let me go until the final sentence.