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Afloatby Erin Healy
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Who will you trust when dark waters rise?
Eagle's Talon is an architectural marvel — shining residential units afloat in a protected cove of the gorgeous Rondeau River. The project is nearly complete, partially occupied, and ready to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way. Then torrential rains and a flood leave a ragged collection of builders, investors, and residents stranded in one floating building, cut off from the rest of the world.
They're bitterly divided over what to do next.
Architect Vance Nolan insists they should sit tight and wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single mom Danielle Clement, desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, struggles to hold their motley band together.
Power failure, a pall of unnatural daytime darkness, explosions in the distance, then a murder ratchet tensions to a boiling point. But Danielle's young son, Simeon, has spotted something strange underwater — beautiful, shifting lights in the dark water below.
In this watery world where everyone's secrets will eventually come to light, salvation may mean more than just getting out alive.
Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy.
"Known for her ensemble casts and supernatural undercurrents, Healy (Never Let You Go) launches her newest using a bizarre premise about an unlikely and disparate band of characters who find themselves on a floating house in the middle of a natural (or is it supernatural?) event that strands them all. A greedy politician and the woman he's wrapped around his finger, her perceptive son, the troubled architect with a sad past: all have their own version of what it means to be saved from their predicament. Two deaths bring them all to their knees and wit's end. There's reference to, but not description of, sex in this Christian novel, along with deep faith insights and supernatural armor around some characters. The writing is vivid and smart: 'Vance felt like a tarnished penny tucked into a tall stack of crisp new Benjamins.' Agent: Meredith Smith and Dan Raines, Creative Trust." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"[Healy's] writing is vivid and smart." Publisher's Weekly
"Healy's story is full of danger, intrigue, and compelling characters. Readers will enjoy the way she intersperses supernatural elements into this action-packed novel." CBA Retailers + Resources
"I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Afloat as well as Healy's other books." Inspired By Fiction blog
About the Author
Erin Healy is an award-winning fiction editor who has worked with talented novelists such as James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, Brandilyn Collins, Traci DePree, L. B. Graham, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Randy Ingermanson, Jane Kirkpatrick, Bryan Litfin, Frank Peretti, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer, Robert Whitlow, and many others.
She began working with Ted Dekker in 2002 and edited twelve of his heart-pounding stories before their collaboration on Kiss, the first novel to seat her on "the other side of the desk."
Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Academy of Christian Editors. She lives with her family in Colorado.
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