Sweet Kisses – Memories of Hayden Chalmers
Memories soared through her mind as Sophia Chalmers rocked back and forth in the rickety chair on her porch. Memories of picnics, weddings, and the war. “These stories need to be told,” she thought to herself. And she knew just the right person to hear them.
Take a trip through time as an aging southern widow recounts her passionate life filled with heartache and Sweet Kisses.
Praise and Critique
Sophia (Mrs. Hayden Chalmers) chronicles her long life with quiet charm and soft familiarity. In this truly lovely book, the author weaves such an intimate and compelling story, that it is quite impossible not to fall a little bit in love with Sophia and her family. Her emotions are stunningly brought to life, and I found myself crying along with Sophia, both happy tears and sad ones. I also smiled a lot while reading it.
Without spoiling the book, it’s difficult to add more. Some of the topics and events in no particular order: prom dresses, the Korean War, unplanned pregnancy, post-traumatic stress, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, suicide, weddings, funerals, yard sales and porch swings. – Reader in Walton, KY
I think this my favorite book written by Heath. I can’t express what a REAL character Heath created in Sophia. I felt so connected to her… and months after finishing the book I find myself still thinking about her. It’s hard for me to believe she is a fictional character. I will say (while trying not to spoil any of the story) that I didn’t love a certain part of Sophia’s story. I found myself wanting to change it just a bit. I sent Heath a message… including my feedback… and he said his Mother actually felt the same way. HeeHee. You’ll have to read the book to find out if you feel the same way! – Reader in Madison, NJ