Scattering the Ashes
Author: Paul Russell Semendinger
ISBN: 9781932926781 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9781932926798 (ebook)
Publication Date: October 22, 2019
Sam Holmes is a young, enthusiastic school teacher living an uneventful, albeit pleasant life Ė even if he wonít admit to himself how lonely he is. Dedicated to teaching, and inspired by the kids passing through his 8th grade history class, Sam is energized by the end of the school year. Now he has the time to dedicate himself fully to training for the historic New York City Marathon - his first.
But Samís simple life is radically changed when his father suddenly passes away and the Last Will and Testament are read to him. Sam learns that his fatherís final wishes are unique, and as such special burden has been placed solely on Sam. To earn his inheritance, Samís father is sending him on a quest; to travel to the places that had been significant and scatter his fatherís ashes at these destinations. Now, instead of a pleasant summer, Sam is thrust into a journey he neither wanted nor asked for.
While fulfilling is fatherís wishes Sam meets Rachel Parker, a young woman who brings direction, clarity, and companionship to Samís lonely life. As he faces the struggles of a contract dispute at work, a budding romance, and running in his first marathon, Sam Holmes must make the critical decisions that will impact the rest of his life.