"Susan Rodgers is an extraordinary writer who puts you directly in touch with her characters so that they become your friends. Her visual storytelling is simply magical."
- Kathy Gillis, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
'This book is an independent part of the Drifters universe.'
'The three of them were in the photo; standing prominently in front of their tanned bodies was a newly built sandcastle, formed with the patient fingers of a man who thought he was lost, a woman who was hiding from loss, and a child who needed to be found.'
Disillusioned and lonely, country singer Dallas White hightails it off a stage in Seattle and hides in a small tent overlooking the beach in an idyllic Prince Edward Island campground. In the camp store Dallas meets Cassie Keough, an elegant young widow, and her quiet eight-year-old son, Ry. ‘Glamping’ in a luxury trailer for the summer at the same campground, Cassie is also taking a break from life and the constant ache that’s dogged her since her firefighter husband died tragically in an Alberta forest fire six years earlier.
Dal, as Dallas tells Cassie his name is, becomes the small Keough family’s shadow on the beach. By day they practice the art of sandcastle building. Their evenings are for guitar lessons—Dallas is only too happy to share with Ry the healing gift of music. But Dallas is hiding his true identity and Cassie has long ago built a wall that thwarts true connection, so the made-up family’s fairy-tale summer is as tenuous and fragile as the enchanted sandcastles they build in their magical island summer paradise.
About the Author
Susan Rodgers’ first novel A Certain Kind of Freedom was a Finalist in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Atlantic Writing Awards for unpublished manuscripts. Owner / Operator of Bluemountain Entertainment, she is a graduate of Vancouver Film School. Formerly a museum curator, Susan lives with her partner Stephen and her cat Oliver in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and makes frequent trips to Vancouver to visit her son Christopher.