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Wind to Water [Kindle Edition]

David Hamershock

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A military plane is shot down over the Iraqi countryside; its young pilot is presumed dead.

A decade later, his fiancée, Maryn, takes a trip to Australia to finally say goodbye to her airman who never came home. The Seattle school teacher meets a divorced marine biologist named Grant on a tour. Grant soon discovers he's attracted as much to Maryn's wit as to her looks. But occasionally, a melancholy creeps into her eyes.

Eventually, she allows Grant to read a letter from her fiancé--the kind soldiers write "just in case." Grant halts his romantic feelings and their friendship blossoms. Later, they reunite in California, but Grant wonders if Maryn's past is truly behind her.

From the author

Wind to Water is a love story, travel adventure and romantic comedy. It chronicles an ordinary man's search for an extraordinary love in a world mostly unfit for such a venture.

This novel seeps over the edges of standard book categories. It's a contemporary love story, deepened by explorations into real geography and history, splashed with comedy and sprinkled with spirituality. I hope you find joy in its complexity, as well as in its desire not to take itself too seriously.

It offers a glimpse into the love that many people hope one day to savor--a love that encourages them to be themselves. I hope it will be a book that lovers buy for lovers and friends buy for friends. I would be honored if you would share this story with someone you care about.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 443 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1598587889
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (Nov. 25 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001M0OB0M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars  23 reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TENDER, REALISTIC LOVE STORY Feb. 26 2009
By Claudia Pemberton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
"Wind to Water" is a deeply absorbing love story. The first chapter grabs the reader's attention with an affecting account of a two-manned military aircraft that is tragically shot down over Iraq. The ensuing chapters focus on the pilot's brokenhearted fiancé, Maryn. Even after nine years, she is still struggling to say goodbye to the soldier she loved with all her heart. She knows that it's time to get on with her life, but in order to do that, she must first say goodbye to her past. She decides to do that by way of a vacation to Australia. As part of a group tour, Maryn meets Grant, a marine biologist from California. The two feel an instant liking to one another, but neither is sure how to proceed. What follows is a tender telling of how love can not only break a heart ... but it can also mend one as well.

The cover of "Wind to Water" incorporates several aspects of the story including a map of Australia, which takes center stage on the outside of the book as well within its pages. The beauty of Australia is so vividly described and incorporated into the scenes that it takes on a persona of its own.

Maryn and Grant's tale is sweetly romantic and sensitive, but told with utmost practicality. The author's engaging writing style is masterfully fluid and poetic, which results in a flawless delivery of the story. His setup submerses the reader in the setting, and his realistic characterization brings Maryn and Grant to life.

Although I believe that both male and female readers will enjoy "Wind to Water," Mr. Hamershock gives every female romance reader what she longs for most at the end of a fabulous love story--a deep, satisfying sigh and a burning desire for the leading man's phone number.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read Sept. 9 2009
By S. Billings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
From the skies over Iraq, to the rainforests of Australia, to the coast of California, David Hamershock's Wind to Water takes you on a romantic adventure, probing some of the deep questions about love and life. It is a pleasant, easy read with a touch of grace and a gentlemanly quality.

Hamershock's writing style is fluid, keeping you in page turning mode. His attention to detail has you pulling out a map or googling locations for future holidays! His prose is intelligent and thoughtful.

Wind to Water is a book for the thinking man and woman who want to relax and enjoy a love story of the most sincere kind.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written - waiting for next Hamershock effort! June 17 2009
By D. Baldwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It's not too often that I knowingly pick up a love story; in fact I did not know that Wind to Water had a romantic story line until after the first chapter. But once started, I could not put this book down. To this book, I say, "Bravo!!" Hamershock's ability to frame a setting, describe the thoughts of characters, and tell a very compelling and realistic story is a true talent. This book has something for every reader. The romantic theme of the book should not be a deterrent to men. Hamershock quite accurately depicts what goes through the minds of many men who know that they have "met the one" and do not want to screw it up. I am looking forward to Hamershock's next efforts!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! June 15 2009
By KML - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Wind to Water is an entertaining read from start to finish! The author has both knowledge and depth, but more importantly heart and soul. While reading, you feel you're in the story, a part of it. When it's over you have a certain confidence that real-world happily-ever-afters can and do happen...that soul-mates do exist and are found despite life's obstacles, you just need to believe..
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wind to Water Jan. 18 2009
By UL - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
David Hamershock's book Wind to Water, is a wonderful love story, interlaced with humor and vivid descriptions of Australian travel. Hamershock puts you among the group of travelers and two young individuals in their search for a soulmate. I would definetly recommend this book for all readers.

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