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Dark waters are rising. Who will stay afloat? Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy.


Dark waters are rising. Who will stay afloat?

Architect Vance Nolan has crafted a marvel—shining apartments floating in the peaceful cove of a winding river. The project is partially occupied and about to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way.

Torrential rains quickly flood the cove, leaving a handful of builders, investors, and residents cut off from the rest of the world.

The motley group is bitterly divided over how to survive.

Vance insists they wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single-mom Danielle Clement, obligated to each man and desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, isn’t sure which one is wiser.

Power failure, an unnatural daytime darkness, explosions, and a murder expose hidden intentions and dark histories. Then Simeon spots something strange underwater—beautiful, shifting lights in the dark depths.

In this watery world, everyone’s secrets will eventually come to light. And deliverance may mean more than just getting out alive.

Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy.

“Heart-pounding suspense and unrelenting hope that will steal your breath.” —Ted Dekker, New York Times best-selling author (for Never Let You Go)

“[Afloat] is full of danger, intrigue, and compelling characters. Readers will enjoy the way she intersperses supernatural elements into this action-packed novel.” —CBA Retailers and Resources

“[Afloat] is original and engrossing, with a unique plot and relatable characters.” —Romantic Times

Contributor(s) Erin Healy
About the Contributor(s) Erin Healy
Erin Healy is the bestselling coauthor of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning fiction editor for numerous bestselling authors. Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development, and she is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Academy of Christian Editors. Her novels include such thrilling stories as Never Let You Go , The Baker’s Wife , Stranger Things ,and Motherless . She lives with her family in Colorado.
ISBN-10 1401685528
ISBN-13 9781401685522
Release Date May 7, 2013
Weight (lbs) 0.7600
Height 8.38
Width 5.5
Length 368
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Bria
Overall Rating
I really enjoyed this book. Overall it was a great read. Once you get past the opening chapters the story moves pretty quickly. The opening chapters can be hard to follow at times. I found myself having to re-read sections to understand what was going on. Also, keeping all of the characters straight can be difficult too. However, once you get past the initial confusion the story starts to make more sense.

There are several reference to God scattered throughout the book which didn’t bother me at all. In fact, I actually enjoyed these. However, if you don’t like books that involve divine intervention then this may not be a book you want to read. I loved this book because the way in which God is used to help the characters is very different from the conventional “God saves the day,” book. This book definitely kept me engaged. I would definitely recommend you add it to your summer reading list.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. The full review can be found at (Posted on 6/6/2013)
Review by Benzeknees
Overall Rating
Afloat by Erin Healy is about how a group of people react to a disaster. Danielle Clement and her son Simeon live in a complex of floating condominiums designed by Vance Nolan as a result of her relationship with Tony Dean, the developer. When a mysterious explosion cuts off the only building of occupied condos from the rest of the development as well as the mainland, the residents of the building, along with a few workers and visitors, cope in their own way and have to face the decision to stay or to go.
(Posted on 5/13/2013)
Review by Nellie Dee
Overall Rating
I chose this book because it was written by Erin Healy and because I wanted to read a good book just for fun. I was a bit apprehensive that it was about or based on a sinkhole, but the summary promised that as a result of the sinkhole, the characters were stranded, cut off from the rest of the world and were divided on how to survive.

When I received the book, I immediately loved the cover with its glowing lights on the waves. I was enticed by Ted Decker's endorsement which promised "heart-pounding suspense" and "unrelenting hope that would steal my breath".

I jumped right in, but found it hard to get into because it was confusing for me. Although there was a map in the beginning of the book, I found it difficult to get a visual and wondered if I had any idea of what the author had in mind as she penned and created this tale. I had to completely start over after fifty pages or so.

Although I had to reread various passages throughout the book, I was still left with unanswered questions. I was confused about the paranormal creature, angel or perhaps living character as well as what the glowing creatures were in the water. Did the author mean to leave us wondering whether a character lived so she might create a sequel? I was also disappointed that the book did not deliver the "heart-pounding suspense" as promised.

In spite of my questions and difficulties, I enjoyed the history and pain that Vance had to overcome. I enjoyed the redemptive role of his mentor, Zeke, and how Vance was able to reach out and carry that mantle when the time came. I was inspired by the authors use of a passage from Psalm 119 which caused me to spend several days meditating on the passage and gain an appreciation for a chapter that I had previously mostly avoided.

I enjoyed the book well enough to want to finish it but am definitely interested in reading other reviews.
(Posted on 5/7/2013)

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