Title: Wind to Water
Author: David Hamershock
Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational
Reviewer: Claudia Pemberton
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1598587889
A United States military plane is shot down over the Iraqi countryside; its young pilot is presumed dead. A decade later, his fiancé, Maryn, takes a trip to Australia to finally say goodbye to her airman who never came home. The Seattle school teacher meets a divorced marine biologist named Grant on a tour. Grant soon discovers he's attracted as much to Maryn's wit as to her looks. But occasionally, a melancholy creeps into her eyes. Eventually, she allows Grant to read a letter from her fiancé--the kind soldiers write "just in case." Grant halts his romantic feelings and their friendship blossoms. Later, they reunite in California, but Grant wonders if Maryn's past is truly behind her. 'Wind to Water' is a love story, travel adventure and romantic comedy. It chronicles an ordinary man's search for an extraordinary love in a world mostly unfit for such a venture.