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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Winter Haven by Athol Dickson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Winter Haven

(Bethany House April 1, 2008)


Athol Dickson


Athol Dickson's university-level training in painting, sculpture, and architecture was followed by a long career as an architect. Then he decided several years ago to write full time.

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.


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.

For more information about the novel, check out its page at

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to meet you, Adam! I saw your friend request (finally) over on ShoutLife and left you a comment on your wall. I thought I'd stop by and see if I could find hints about your upcoming book with Kregel. No cover yet? No blurb? Perhaps I didn't explore your blog thoroughly enough. I'll jump back and surf.
    My blog(s) (of which there are many) are mostly on Homeschoolblogger.
    Oh, and you were with AWANA? I LOVE AWANA and worked as (in no particular order): sparks leader, sparks director, and commander (not my forte)for 11 years out here in WA state. This year, due to writing and family duties, I had to pull out of the program.
    Nice meeting you!