Friday, April 25, 2008

Awesome Book! Winter Haven by Athol Dickson

I won't be the least surprised when this book wins awards. I had the honor of being an endorser for this hard cover release from Bethany House. My thoughts didn't make the cover, but they said they'll use them in promo material. Either way, I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to pre-read this wonderful tale. Athol writes intriguingly deep in wonderfully simple ways. I need to learn how he does it!

Leave a pertinent comment, and your name will be in the drawing for a MUST-HAVE copy of this book. You're in for a treat!


Boys who never age, giants lost in time, mist that never rises, questions never asked...on the most remote of islands off the coast of Maine, history haunts the present and Vera Gamble wrestles with a past that will not yield. Will she find refuge there, or will her ghosts prevail on...Winter Haven

Eleven years ago, Vera Gamble's brother left their house never to be seen again. Until the day Vera gets a phone call that his body has been found...washed ashore in the tiny island town of Winter Haven, Maine. His only surviving kin, Vera travels north to claim the body...and finds herself tumbling into a tangled mystery. Her brother hasn't aged a day since last she saw him.

Determined to uncover what happened in those lost years, Vera soon discovers there are other secrets lurking in this isolated town. But Winter Haven's murky past now seems bound to come to light as one woman seeks the undeniable and flooding light of truth.



Athol Dickson's university-level training in painting, sculpture, and architecture was followed by a long career as an architect then his decision several years ago to devote full time to writing.Athol Dickson’s writing has been favorably compared to the work of Octavia Butler(Publisher’s Weekly), Daphne du Maurier (Cindy Crosby, and FlanneryO’Connor (The New York Times).

His They Shall See God was a Christy Award finalist and his River Rising was a Christy Award winner, selected as one of the Booklist Top Ten Christian Novels of 2006 and a finalist for Christianity Today's Best Novel of 2006.He and his wife, Sue, live in Southern California. Visit for more information.


Audra Elizabeth said...

I'm really curious to figure out why this guy hasn't aged... I'd love to win it! :)

Terri said...

This sounds like a very intriguing book!

Sara said...

Neat idea , I too am curious about the book what will Vera find out ? I'm always up for an intriguing mystery , add a little iced tea and some dark chocolate . . . perfect .

ladystorm said...

I love trying out new authors, I have never heard of this guy, but his book sounds cool.

ladystorm282001 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Shryack said...

I would love to win this book. It sounds great.

Jill said...

Congratulations, Ladystorm, you're the winner of Athol's book. I'm sure you'll love it! Thanks to everyone who left a comment of interest in the book. I'll have more giveaways, so keep your peepers peeled!

Excellent Blessings,