Afloat - Erin Healy

3 Stars

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.


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.

Visit her at her website - HERE

I read one of Erin Healy's other books - "The Baker's Wife" and loved it!
This book - not so much, it was just OK for me. It got some great reviews from others, and I did think it was good. I just didn't love it. There were a couple of reviewers that felt the same way as me, that there was just too much going on and too many characters to keep track of.

I think part of the problem, seriously, was that there was almost too much action! If you can believe that. It all felt very confusing to me. I wanted to picture it all but really had a hard time. And at times had a hard time even following the story line and who was who. I keep telling myself - I should take notes at the beginning of every book. But should you really have to take notes to understand the story?

The whole time I am reading it, I am thinking "This would make a great movie"! So I think this is one of those times that I would say - this would make a better movie than book, because you could actually see all the action happening instead of trying to envision it. There were parts of the descriptions that I just didn't get.

The thing that saved it for me was the main characters were very likeable and real. I loved Vance and Danielle. And even though  Tony was a jerk, he was a very believable jerk! So good character development of the main characters, just too many minor characters.

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book to read and review!

Erin Healy is celebrating the release of her latest novel Afloat (Thomas Nelson) with an iPad Mini giveaway.
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  1. I think you mean you loved VANCE and Danielle and that Tony was the jerk :)

    1. Oh my gosh! You are so right! I got the names switched! LOL Well the name Vance just sounds like a jerk to me. heehee
      Thank you, I fixed it!

    2. Ya know, now that you mention it, I think I kept getting them mixed up while I was reading it too.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my book. Sorry some of it was confusing ... but if anyone ever shows interest in the movie rights, I'm going to send them your way. :)