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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Afloat by Erin Healy

My Thoughts:

Afloat, written by Erin Healy, is unlike any other book I've read before.  The characters were unusual and intriguing, the setting is beyond unique (apartments that float upon a river!) and secrets are everywhere.  Mysterious lights shine in the water.  Cryptic messages are delivered- "What will come must happen, but you need not be afraid if you open your eyes to see." What?  And are there people existing under the water??  

I was particularly fascinated by Zeke, the blind man,  and his visions that foretell the future.  He and his seeing eye dog, Ziggy, contribute an added dimension of suspense and excitement.  I was immediately sucked into the story by the first paragraph:

"The wet suit and the water are black, and after the man slips into both, he seems to vanish from the world.  He has come on a starless night to avoid being seen, to hide a few containers where they won't be found..." 

I know, right?

Afloat is a delicious combination of mystery, suspense and survival.  I loved not being able to anticipate what was going to happen next.  Perfect for summer vacation!

More About the Book:

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. 

More About Erin Healy:

Erin Healy is the best-selling co-author of "Burn" and "Kiss" (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for numerous best-selling authors. She has received wide acclaim for her debut solo novels, "Never Let You Go" and "The Promises She Keeps". 

She and her family live in Colorado. 

Erin can be contactedthrough her website  or through Facebook.

Erin Healy is celebrating the release of her latest novel Afloat (Thomas Nelson) with an iPad Mini giveaway.


One winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini 

  • iTunes gift card

  • Afloat by Erin Healy 

  • Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 15th. Winner will be announced on Erin's blog on June 17th. Save the date and click HERE to see if YOU won the iPad Mini!

    Don't miss a moment of the fun; ENTER today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Visit Erin's blog on the 17th!

    *I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

    1 comment:

    Erin Healy said...

    Thanks for a shining review. I'm so glad you liked the book, and I appreciate the time you took to read and comment on it.