Afloat by Erin Healy

I just finished Afloat by Erin Healy. After a slow start I really enjoyed this book! I was able to visualize the characters and the storms in the book. This book really makes you think about life and what happens after life. A great book, a great mystery as well!
Something has happened to the floating houses along the Rondeau River. A bomb?A sinkhole? The residents are stranded as torrential rains and floods keep them from escaping. Should they stay or try and leave. The group is divided. One man, Zeke has seen a vision and he was told that who ever stays with Vance shall live.
Who will stay?
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.
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 novels “Never Let You Go”, “The Baker’s Wife”, “House of Mercy”, and “Afloat”. She and her family live in Colorado. Erin can be contacted through her website or through Facebook at erinhealybooks

I received the above book to review. Opinions are my own.


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  1. Heavens, I can’t imagine living on a river. I’ve only been in a boat once, lol. This sounds like an intense read.

  2. I don’t like it when books start out slow. I never know if I should waste my time or not finishing it.

  3. Wish I had an interesting book like this to read during our trip. I left all my books at home though.

  4. Thanks for the review – I’ve been looking for new books to try! I’ve been reading like crazy!

  5. This sounds like a good book. I like a little mystery in a book.

  6. I might just have to add this to my summer reading list, it seems very interesting.

  7. sounds like a great read.

  8. If a book starts out slow for me, I typically don’t finish it. (I have one sitting on my night stand right now that started slow and I haven’t been able to force myself to pick it back up!)

  9. That sounds really interesting and I’m always looking for a new book!

  10. Thank you SO MUCH for spending some precious hours of work time reading my book and helping to spread the word. A few people have criticized AFLOAT for having a slow start, and I wish I could fix that! But they also assure me that the story soon picks up speed and is worth the patience–so I hope that is true for anyone who chooses to read my latest novel. With much appreciation for all you do at home and beyond, EH

    • Yes it did pick up and I loved the book. I look forward to reading your other novels!