Spring Splash


“Enjoying the Olympics this week? Dive into this sports fiction romance, but keep your happy-cry tissues handy on the pool deck.” – Denise W.

The heart of a champion may surprise you.

When an injury sidelines college swimmer Anna Callaway, her dreams are crushed. She pours herself into her sports marketing practicum, helping a local special needs organization promote their athletic event. What she doesn’t expect is a swim team ripe for the Special Olympics—and their handsome but stubborn coach.

Craig Holt has dealt with eager and ignorant volunteers before. No matter how determined or persuasive uptight Anna might be about coaching his team to the Special Olympics, he has no intention of allowing her to raise the hopes of his swimmers, his sister, or his guarded heart.

Then Anna herself gets a second chance at becoming a champion. Will she pursue her lifelong goals or make room for a new dream?

As a parent of a child with autism, I am passionate about celebrating the awesomeness of those with disabilities. With delicate strokes, Denise Weimer paints a beautifully accurate portrait of the special needs community, honoring the courage, intelligence, and resilience of these brilliant souls. Add in vibrant characters and a tender romance, and Spring Splash equals a charming novel worthy of recommendation.

Rachel McDaniel
Award-winning author of Above the Fold