The first track from her new series, ANTHOLOGY: Stories Inspired by Country Music, available now on Kindle.

In 2020, Sonja Heisinger combines her affection for country music with her intimate knowledge of love and loss in a moving short story collection, Anthology, which will be released to Kindle month by month, story by story.

Download That Summer now.


You never forget your first.


Deep in south Texas, Kate Moses has three problems: her husband is dead, her farm is short-handed, and her insufferable brother Jon has gone and hired a teenaged boy for the summer. It’s almost been a year since Kate was widowed, and even though she’s still relatively young, she doesn’t have the time, patience, or emotional energy to micro-manage a college-bound kid.

But after settling into the apartment above the barn, Taylor Eaton begins to defy all of Kate’s low expectations. Sensitive, courteous, and hardworking, he makes her feel beautiful and alive, and she finds herself opening up to him despite his youth… and his innocence.

Inspired by Garth Brooks’ timeless hit, That Summer is a sweeping romance that captures the power of love after death, while celebrating the rugged and bewitching beauty of Texas.

Fans of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will love this contemporary western, told with the elegant and heart wrenching prose reminiscent of Robert James Waller’s The Bridges of Madison County.

“Excellent… some of the dialogue reminded me of Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy, which I loved.” – Nick Earls, award-winning author of the Wisdom Tree series.



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