Sailing out of Darkness

Sailing out of Darkness, Carolina Coast Book 4

Love conquers all? 
Maybe for some people. 

When Samantha flies to Italy to gain distance from a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, the last thing on her mind is romance. But Teo Anderson is nothing like her philandering ex-husband or her sailing buddy, Jack, who, despite his live-in girlfriend, caught her off guard with his flashing black eyes. 

Teo has his own scars, both physical and emotional, that he represses by writing mysteries—until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam. Seeking answers, he offers friendship to this obviously hurting woman, a friendship that threatens to upend his fragile peace of mind. 

But not even sailing the cobalt waters of the Mediterranean can assuage Sam’s guilt for destroying Jack’s relationship and hurting another woman. Soon the consequences of her behavior escalate, and the fallout threatens them all. 

Sailing out of Darkness is the haunting story of mistakes and loss…and the grace that abounds through forgiveness.


A standalone novel set in the Carolinas and Italy. The first edition was a finalist for the 2014 Aspen Gold, Selah Award, and The Maggie

“…beautiful, gorgeous imagery… It is take your breathaway awesomeness. The storyline could absolutely suck and I wouldn’t care half as much because I just wanted to read more descriptions of people, places, feelings and thoughts. This is true writingtalent here. And she’s a wonderful storyteller too.” Samantha Coville, Sammy the Bookworm

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Second edition published by Sleepy Creek Press

Also available in audiobook narrated by Laura Jennings