Coming in July is the first book in a trilogy entitled, “Cherish the Past”, by Sandra Steiner. Following is a guest post about her books, including an excerpt and a glimpse into her life.
“Angie sighed. A small smile began to form as she recalled the moments that led up to this incredible feeling. Life was good. No, life was amazing. It hadn’t always been, but today at forty-six, it sure was. She had reached a good space in her life. She was content, in love, at peace with her past, and excited about her future. Tomorrow she was marrying her soul mate. She had nearly given up hoping she would find him. He had actually prayed that she would find him before his birthday. Or so he said, and she had no reason not to believe him.
As she sat on the beach with Candy watching the waves roll in, the memories of a lifetime came crashing in reminding her to cherish the past.”
Twenty-nine years earlier……
“Angie woke with a smile on her lips, for the last time, in the room of her childhood. The sun was streaming in the window, and the curtains were billowing in the wind. Stretching and slowly opening her eyes, the first thing she saw was her beautiful gown of white. The exquisite lace veil was hanging beside it, and her white sandals were set out with them. Excitement surged through her. Today was their day. The first day of the rest of their lives. Just like most little girls, she had dreamed and planned her wedding day for years. She had been waiting her entire life for this moment. The wedding plans were made long ago; her dreams and desires of love would now become a reality.
Angie was not quite eighteen. In fact her high school graduation had been just the weekend before. At this moment though, she would rather not think about that night. Alex had disappeared from the grad party, and she had to get her mother to pick her up. She thought he had seemed overly upset the next day when she confronted him about leaving her there. It wasn’t like him to holler at her. Well, sometimes her imagination got the best of her.”
The trilogy I have written portrays three incredibly strong women who are faced with difficult circumstances in their lives and the journey they went through to overcome them. Spring Island is a fictional place in which they all find comfort and hope in one way or another. My purpose for writing these books was to offer hope for those who need it….inspiration to carry on in life. If they inspire only one person, I will have been successful.
Book One – Cherish the Past – July 2014
Book Two – Live for Today – August 2014
Book Three – Dream for Tomorrow
A bit about me….. I completed a Bachelor of Education degree after high school and have been working for the last twenty years in the accounting field. Becoming a published author has always been a dream. I am a proud mother and grandmother and live with my husband on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia Canada.
Since the death of my teenage daughter in 2004, I have inspired many to think positively and to live life for the moment. Over the years, I have had the opportunity and privilege to motivate many individuals to believe in themselves, and they have encouraged me to write and share my experiences. I am a strong woman who believes anything is possible if you believe in yourself.