Single mother Sam Martin could use a break.

With an ex-husband who won’t take no for an answer and a past that continues to haunt her every move, she watches her dreams fade away, one brush stroke at a time.

But when she runs into community doctor Erik Maystrom and his widowed sister, Olivia, Sam discovers a whole new world filled with possibilities–even true love. It’s a place where she and her young son can live without fear or limitations.

And as one opportunity after another opens up for Sam, will she welcome them with open arms or let the pain from her past take over only because it’s the only thing she’s ever known?



“Finding Sam is a fairytale for grown ups. Sam, the lead character, is fresh from a wicked divorce and a lifetime of poison apples. The Sam of old and the Sam she longs to be are in a constant battle of wills and its bitterness leaves her with lingering doubts and mistrust. Of course, no fairytale is complete without a Prince Charming. Hers arrives in the form of Erik. He is mostly honest and mostly kind but unfortunately, this truth does not set her free…Throughout you’ll find yourself rooting for this damsel and will quickly come to the realization she must be her own hero and rescue herself, because who doesn’t want a happily ever? Or as happy as possible for as long as possible.”
-Vandi, Amazon Review