The Terrible Loyalty

The Terrible Loyalty

by Sandy Moss


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Based on the true story of two men, lifelong friends, who ventured into the heart of the endless ocean at its loneliest point in a 20-foot sailboat. Embarking on a trip across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii, they navigated by means of only a sextant and the stars. They had planned for an uneventful sail, but instead encountered a treacherous storm that threatened their lives, threw them dangerously off-course and sealed their fates irrevocably together as they battled to survive. Readers will come to know these extraordinary men and their amazing journey--not only on the sea, but as their friendship developed and strengthened through the years --then agonize with them in their most powerful test of loyalty to each other and to their faith. Other sailors have crossed the ocean's expanse, but few with such primitive tools, such a small vessel, and the depth of friendship and determination of these two friends.

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ISBN-13: 9781477651551
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Sandy Moss was a newspaper and AP reporter for a dozen years before becoming a broadcaster with the Arizona Hometown Radio Group, which includes KPPV, KQNA, KDDL, KPKR, and KUGO (all stream live worldwide). She has a daily live talk show at 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, as well as doing movie reviews, social calendar, newscasts, and more. She is a freelance writer, as well. Sandy is a broadcaster who writes and a writer who broadcasts.

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Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite Seemingly content with their lives, Dave Chamberlain and Mike "Shep" Shepard are each surprised to find themselves making an agreement with each other, to sail the Pacific Ocean. A large enough endeavor in and of itself, but when you consider they will be making this voyage in a sailboat measuring just twenty feet, one could be excused for thinking “are they insane”? That thought mirrors their own mentality as well when they make final preparations for the task ahead of them. The story is a mix of achievement, frustration, fear and continual contemplation of what lies ahead. Their sailboat, Mini, is assigned the duty of keeping the two men safe. When a major storm overwhelms them; it becomes a life and death struggle. Can Mini stay atop the waves? Will the tiny cabin provide for all their (comfort) needs? Will they manage the long journey without tearing at each other’s throats, when living in such close proximity, for so long? Dave and “Shep” have been friends for a long while. Each man is married with a family. The families yearn for the return of their loved ones. Dave has always loved the water, while “Shep” prefers solid ground beneath his feet. The men hope and pray they make it home. Being a friend is not the same as being totally dependent on another person, in order to stay alive, in circumstances that are completely out of control. Their planning, personal history and subsequent voyage makes for interesting as well as tense reading. How they overcome their fears and boredom, and then their battle with the elements in order to survive, will keep you reading with eager anticipation. I enjoyed reading this book. Some of the ‘sailor’ terminology were lost on me, but there is plenty to remedy this. As you travel with them you can only imagine how terrible the journey must have been. It was certainly a trip I would not want to take.