I love to feature
Christian fiction on Write Thinking because there are so many wonderful
authors writing for this market. My goal is to highlight at least one
novel per week and sometimes two. Watch for the featured books on
Mondays and/or Wednesdays. Most of the books I’ll feature, I haven’t
read because they are new releases (and besides, I’m way behind in my
reading), but I have read and enjoyed previous books by many of the
authors who are featured on this blog.
THE CURE by Athol Dickson
About the author:
I first met Athol Dickson at a publisher’s author retreat back in 1999. I was new to Christian fiction and was busy soaking up everything the other writers said. I was also fascinated to find myself at a "mini-conference" that was 50% men. More than a decade of attending romance writers conferences had me accustomed to finding fewer than 1% men among the attendees. These days, I’m privileged to be able to call Athol my friend and someone I continue to learn from.
Athol’s writing has been favorably compared to the work of Octavia Butler (Publisher’s Weekly) and Flannery O’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 the Christianity Today Best Novel of 2006.
About the book:
Imagine a medicine that cures you of your worst vice.
One dose and you’re free. How much would a person pay for such a cure? How far would they go? Would they lie for it? Steal for it? Kill for it?
Riley Keep, former man of God, former missionary, has been a beggar on the streets for years, desperate to forget the past. His wife, daughter, work, and faith were all lost in the aftermath of one far-flung act of wickedness. Believing some things cannot be forgiven in this life, lately Riley has begun to think of giving up the ghost. Then he hears the rumors.
Miracles are happening in Maine.
An old woman fleeing a horrific monster, a lonely wife and mother tempted by forbidden desire, an impoverished lobsterman lured by tainted wealth, a young girl weighing life and death decisions, a small town cop with a murder on his hands . . . these are just a few of the citizens of Dublin, Maine, a picture postcard village slowly suffocating underneath an avalanche of hungry people searching for a miracle. But only Riley Keep will find what he desires. And only then will Riley learn if it will save him, or if it’s true what people say …
Sometimes The Cure is worse than the disease.
“…well-written, intelligent follow-up to Dickson’s Christy Award-winning River Rising. An involving, suspenseful take on God’s transforming grace, it tackles a serious issue while providing an absorbing story.” (Library Journal)
Look for your copy of The Cure today!