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Afloat Paperback – May 6, 2013
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Erin Healy is the bestselling co-author of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for numerous bestselling authors. She has received wide acclaim for her novels Never Let You Go, The Baker's Wife, House of Mercy, and Afloat. She and her family live in Colorado. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This has a lot of suspense and supernatural wonder. Vance is a person of light and tries to overcome his past to follow God. Afloat has an intriguing plot, suspense, and spirituality. And yet as my mind mulls over its message. It is written with much depth. Healy's message in this book reminds that God intervenes, reaches out his hand, and offers salvation. If you enjoyed the Supernatural Christian Suspense in Afloat, you will also enjoy my Immortal Memory trilogy, which is a Christian Supernatural Romance series. It is available at: [...]
Healy powerfully blends natural disaster, murder and the supernatural to compose a fascinating multi-layered story. Her mastery of the writing craft and ability to create intriguing multi-dimensional characters make Afloat a compelling read.
Even though the action commenced immediately, it took me a while to absorb the complexity surrounding the disaster and the introduction of many characters. I enjoyed this detail even though there were times when I found it challenging to visualize the full extent of the scene unfolding.
But once the survivors are thrown together the novel really takes off. Vance Nolan is a marvelous hero. He's flawed with a troubled past, but selflessly courageous. Zeke, the blind man of faith, and a father figure, has invested years of love and wisdom in Vance and their relationship is a beautiful illustration of the power of committed friendship.
Most of the characters are complex. We see their foibles, inhibitions, hopes and fears. Developer Tony Dean is an excellent antagonist. Greed, power, lust, we see it everyday, but perhaps not so well portrayed in a fictional character like Tony Dean.
The reason this novel still lingers in my mind and why it is so special is there is so much to take away from it. Every reader will be grabbed by something different to ponder. And that is its' magic. Whether it's redemption, bad things do happen to good people, or sometimes faith involves staying put and waiting it out, there is so much in this novel. And I haven't even mentioned the angelic intruders.
Highly recommended: 4.5 out of 5.
Because of that, I couldn't make the connections as to what Vance was explaining at times or how something looked, how the story was to develop.
Thus the rating, It's ok.
Others might really "get it." Perhaps being a female prevented me from being able to visualize the technical descriptions.