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Nancy (Sprowell) Geise Ames High School Class of 1979 published author







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Publication date : January 2, 2012

Language : English

File size : 1770 KB

Text-to-Speech : Enabled

Screen Reader : Supported

Enhanced typesetting : Enabled

X-Ray : Enabled

Word Wise : Enabled

Print length : 374 pages

Lending : Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #1,146,865 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)

#3,626 in Historical Christian Romance Fiction

#6,811 in Historical Christian Romance

#14,931 in Religious Romance (Kindle Store)

Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars 117 ratings


The Eighth Sea is an award-winning, historical fiction/romance novel. (Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.) In the cold, black hold of a sailing ship, a young woman lies dying, tormented that her death will mean nothing. No one will know. No one will care. Only the will to find a purpose for her life keeps breath in her exhausted body.


Far away, a soft Carolina breeze touches a mother’s face as she peers into the night sky, agonizing over the loss of her infant daughter nineteen years before. A haunting vision that will not leave her—it whispers of a living tie, still unbroken, to that baby long ago. Worlds apart and unaware of one another, the mother and daughter fight their lonely battles for survival.


Between them—a man rising to greatness with the new America will bring them together.


The themes of this story are deep and universal: a long journey; separation and return; uncertainty; searching and finding; the search for understanding God’s will amidst tragedy; and finally, the realization that people can be bound together forever. The Eighth Sea is a passionate love story involving two unforgettable characters—Brenna and Nathan. Their story is our story—finding our place in the world, the meaning of our lives, our way home. Brenna's solution is to set sail beyond the only world she has ever known and into her eighth sea. The story is inspirational, and its romance is deep and enduring.


Struggling to triumph are three major characters: Brenna—determined to find her place in the world yet haunted by the shadows of abandonment and self-doubt; Emily—plagued with grief over the loss of her only child an unable to shake a disturbing sense that something is unresolved; and Nathan—strong and charismatic, discovering that in his search for Brenna, he has found himself. Their story is a tribute to the human experiences of good overcoming evil, the power of persistence, seeking God, and finally, of love enduring against all odds.


The Eighth Sea—finding the meaning of our lives, our way home. What People Are Saying About The Eighth Sea: The Eighth Sea is hard to put down, a deep and enduring romance, a plot filled with unexpected twists and the characters hard to get out of one’s mind…an inspiring journey into the unknown. A book club must read!


“The Eighth Sea paints a haunting picture of true anguish, survival, adventure, the will to live against all odds, new life, and the hope that only God can provide. It is a very compelling read.”—Sue Mallory, Author of The Equipping Church


“From the moment we meet a mother and daughter separated by an ocean of longing and despair, we’re hooked. Nancy Sprowell Geise weaves an epic tale of love, loss, hope, and determination. Through her unforgettable characters, we discover that no matter what happens in life, we can find our way to our Eighth Sea. With belief, perseverance, and trust, life can show us our way home.”—Donna Mazzitelli, Writing With Donna


“The Eighth Sea pulls and pulls at your heart. Over and over, the golden threads continue to weave a tapestry until the very end. As readers, we never forget stories like The Eighth Sea that give us hope and characters such as Brenna who embody our deepest need – to find our place in the world, our way home.”—John Forssman, English Teacher


“The Eighth Sea has the dramatic feel of a great movie combined with the depth and emotion of a true epic novel. I couldn’t put it down. I found myself reading it through the night. I will think about this story and Nathan and Brenna’s romance for years to come.”—Sally Robinson, Worksmart USA


“There is so much to recommend about The Eighth Sea: a unique set-up, a great heroine, a tragic back-story, and great settings. I’m deeply connected to the characters’ emotions and motivations and love the historical romance of it all. She rocks the flashbacks. Nancy Sprowell Geise is the real deal.”—Trai Cartwright, Craftwrite


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