Lisa Whelan wasn’t planning on falling in love.
The ocean has always been a place of comfort for Lisa Whelan, so after her newborn son passes away, she returns to her family home to seek solace in the song of the sea. She’s not expecting to meet anyone, and is caught off guard by the attraction she feels for Rachel, the co-owner of a local restaurant. That initial spark is dampened, however, when Lisa learns that Rachel has a young son.
Rachel Murray has worked to build a good life, but raising Declan hasn’t been without its challenges. Each day when Rachel picks him up from school, she says a silent prayer that he will be waiting for her in his classroom, and not in the principal’s office because of his disruptive behavior.
Despite her grief, Lisa finds herself drawn to both Rachel and Declan. She believes she can keep her emotions at bay—keep from drowning in grief and keep from falling in love—but she finds both to be a tidal wave washing over her and sweeping her off her feet.
For Lisa, tears may be the silent language of her grief, but the love she feels for Rachel and Declan has the power to become the resounding song of hope—if she allows herself to hear it.
“The Song of the Sea was lovely and poignant, with believable and well-developed characters. The sensitive storyline was handled with grace and compassion with moments of pure heartache tempered with relief and joy.” —BETH BURNETT, author of Coyote Ate the Stars
“Jenn Alexander weaves a powerful tale, demonstrating that unexpected love can turn heartache into hope.” —KIMBERLY COOPER GRIFFIN, Author of Without a Net and No Experience Required
“The Song Of The Sea tackles grief head-on, giving us an intimate portrait of a mother’s love for her child, and all of her hopes and dreams that will never be fulfilled. Embracing life while keeping the memory of our loss close to our hearts is the only way through, and I cried repeatedly at Lisa’s breakthroughs. There were no platitudes, no easy answers. Grief is awful but survivable, and Lisa and Rachel are great role models for the process.” —SUSAN X MEAGHER, author of The Keeper’s Daughter
JENN ALEXANDER was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada. She holds an M.S. in Counseling from the University of North Texas and has since moved home, where she is trying to reacclimatize to the frozen north. She is a graduate of the 2018 class of the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy, for which she was the year’s recipient of the Sandra Moran scholarship.