Book 1 in the Sandy Cove series
Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm—what more could she want?
But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her marriage. It takes a family tragedy to awaken her out of the deception in which she's become ensnared, and allow her to finally discover the truth.
Captivating characters, suspenseful story lines, and thought-provoking themes—bestselling author, Rosemary Hines crafts gripping, and at times poignant, tales of the challenges Christians face in contemporary culture. Known for her realistic portrayal of life and her sensitivity in tackling tough topics, her novels examine issues such as the prevalence of New Age beliefs and practices in today's society, the tragedy of suicide in families of all walks of life, the struggles of children from broken homes, the heartache of infertility as well as unwanted pregnancies and abortions, and the difficulties of aging. Never preachy but always leading the reader to a message of hope and redemption, Rosemary is a committed follower of Christ. The novels of the Sandy Cove series—Out of a Dream, Through the Tears, Into Magnolia, Around the Bend, From the Heart, Behind Her Smile, and Above All Else convey profound Christian messages that touch hearts and impact lives. Refreshingly honest and true to life, the characters resonate with readers and become their friends, and the stories transition seamlessly from one novel to the next.
“Out of a Dream quickly introduces you to characters that parallel people in our own lives. Shaped by traits that enhance the plausibility of the plot, you could swear that you’ve met them all before. This novel resonates with the theme of how people often go looking for love in all the wrong places when seeking spirituality. The beauty here is that although some explore false approaches to knowing God, there is hope for everyone who diligently seeks the truth.”
—Irene Dunlap, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasure for Kids
I have said for many years that Karen Kingsbury was my favorite author. She writes what she calls life-changing fiction. Rosemary Hines has moved into a place that ties Karen Kingbury! I have been moved to tears so many times in Rosemary's books. Her characters and their life challenges are real. She writes very sensitively to the trials and troubles we face. It's so refreshing to read books where characters turn to God and the godly influences in their lives to face these trials and troubles. ~ Janet Dobbins
If you are a fan of Debbie Macomber, you will love the Sandy Cove series by Rosemary Hines. Good clean fiction with relatable characters, inspiring messages, and upbeat endings.
~ Julie Cowell
“I love this book, I did not want it to end!! So well written cannot wait to read more!!! Excellent.” ~ Amazon reader
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