Spanish Bay is a feel-good novel about two young men who, despite having the odds stacked against them, never give up, always see the silver lining, work hard, and are committed to their families, come what may.
Chris, a Texan native who recently moved to Carmel, rescues wheelchair-bound Neil from bullies. Neither question the love that develops between them, although their life together is not without challenges. When Chris’s parents die in a car accident, their young love faces the ultimate test. Will they be able to cope with the additional responsibility of raising Chris’s baby brother Frank, who is also confined to a wheelchair?
Spanish Bay is about love, overcoming obstacles, and finding happiness, wherever you are.
Spanish Bay is all about love. Love ain’t easy of course, and even though there is never a doubt that Chris and Neil love each other, and even though the story is free of any trials to their love, they are still dealt with plenty of challenges in their lives.
I didn’t want to write a story about love. I’m bored with traditional romance, where you know on page one who the couple are who will inevitably end up with each other, where the writer throws hurdle after hurdle in the couple’s way, driving them apart, having them hate each other, doubt each other until they get their happily ever after.
No, that is so boring, at least to me. In my books, romance is strong and present, but it’s never the point. Instead, Neil and Chris never have to doubt their love, not once. Instead, it is their love for each other that drives the story, gives them the strength to tackle the hurdles I throw at them throughout the book. The difference is that they always get to tackle them together.
Because that’s what, at least in my humble opinion, love in real life is about. Either you make it as a couple, or you don’t. I’m sure that Neil and Chris have difficult moments, that there are days when juggling the café, the kids and each other are aggravating. With Neil in a wheelchair, he can’t just get up and pick them up from school. But they never doubt each other, never once. I think that is one of the messages of the book, and I feel very happy to live in a relationship that is very similar to theirs, which proves to me that there is hope, for all of us, to get to where Neil and Chris are, at the end of the story…
The giveaway for Spanish Bay has 11 randomly chosen winners; 1 will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and 10 will receive a $10 gift code to the author’s shop,
About the Author
Hans M Hirschi (b. 1967) has been writing stories ever since he was a child. Adulthood and the demands of corporate life efficiently put an end to his fictional writing for over twenty years. A global executive in training and channel development, Hans has traveled the world and had previously published non-fictional titles. The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with the opportunity to unleash his creative writing once again. With little influence over his brain’s creative workings, he indulges it, going with the flow. A deeply rooted passion for, faith in a better world, in love, tolerance and diversity are a red thread throughout both his creative and non-fictional work. His novels might best be described as “literary romance, engaging characters and relevant stories that won’t leave you untouched, but hopeful.” Hans is a proud member of the Swedish Writers’ Union and the Writers’ Center in Sweden.
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