Sands of Time [NOOK Book]


In one tragic moment, Sam Shepard's family was gone. His wife and
children taken from him in a tragic accident following a bitter
argument. Sam is left alone struggling with a mountain of guilt and a
chasm of grief that can only be filled...
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Sands of Time

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In one tragic moment, Sam Shepard's family was gone. His wife and
children taken from him in a tragic accident following a bitter
argument. Sam is left alone struggling with a mountain of guilt and a
chasm of grief that can only be filled with alcohol. When a young,
attractive woman comes to stay at his inn, Sam thinks his luck might
be changing. She brings him comfort and a kindred spirit suffering
through her own loss. Is she the answer to everything he has been
wrestling with for all this time? Soon after, Sam begins to have
dreams about his dead wife and have hallucinations of her speaking to
him. Has the alcohol finally gotten the best of him?

With the help of his manager Natalie, his best friend Curtis and his
Pastor; can Sam follow the clues that will save his future -- or will he
just become another victim of The Caealitus?

This Special Edition of Sands of Time includes BONUS excerpts from Bruce's Second Novel, Towering Pines Volume One and his Third Novel, Philadelphia Story! -- FREE!
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Editorial Reviews

James Vincent
great read! It's really something special to be able to get a glimpse into someone's life the way we did while reading about Sam S. Even though it's fiction, somehow I was able to identify with the characters that the author created. The twists and turns were totally random and unexpected at times, but tied up nicely ... 5 stars, you will definitely enjoy and recommend to your reading club.
David Trapp
The first of Bruce A Sarte's book I've read, it quickly pulled me into Sam's world. Sarte does a masterful job of setting the mis en scene of his stories and you feel yourself being transported to those locations quickly. His characters are well drawn and are people you can believe in. Without giving the story away this is best described as a paranormal romance. It's worth the time it takes and is a great read to boot.
Bitten by Books
5 out of 5!"..."packed with many surprises"..."The character opens himself up for the reader to feel his grief and anguish"..."keeps the reader intrigued".
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011939570
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/16/2010
  • Series: Sam Shepard, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 254 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children. In addition to writing, he enjoys baseball, playing guitar, reading, church, cooking and being a dad.

Bruce grew up at the Jersey Shore (the picture is at Point Pleasant Beach, where Sands of Time is set) and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, NJ where he first became enthralled with reading and writing. From his early influences Bruce was introduced to and fell in love with Shakespeare, Marlow, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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  • Posted August 17, 2011


    Overall, the book was just ok. It did get exciting more towards the middle but the ending didn't sum things up well. An average read .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Don't Let This Sand Leave Your Hands!

    Book Title: Sands of Time
    Author: Bruce A. Sarte
    Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
    ISBN: 9780982981634
    Reviewed by Michele Tater for The Couch Tater Review

    The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Eliot

    After the death of his wife and two kids, Sam Shepard's cure for his depression is Mr. Daniels, as in Jack Daniels, the golden liquor of choice. He gets through his days in a drunken blur until he starts to experience scary and eerie happens. Having to face the fact the he is either hearing and seeing things because of the drinking or there is something going on that he needs to look into further. The book gives an heartbreaking account of a man walk down the path of destruction after tragic has struck. Although he has people around him that want to help him, he turns them down and choose to drown his sorrows in drink. With the slight of chance, that circumstances may change, Sam is given something that he never let go completely; a glimmer of hope.

    Written in an unique style which may cause the reader to think that the book is full of mistakes in the placements of paragraphs. I found that maybe the author did this to break up the sentences in just a way to give them emphasizes and a slight psychological pause. Geared for both the male and female population, however for adults only, because of a certain description of a personal in nature event. Without any clues of what may happen next in the book, the reader is complied to read the book to the end. Well worth the putting the housework and/or the garage cleaning on hold to finish this read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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