Summer Splash Adventure

Hi friends, 

Exciting news! I’m joining fellow Bethany House author Amanda Dykes to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Whose Waves These Are, and my upcoming novel, The Killing Tide. Since both of our new releases feature lighthouses and coastal settings, we decided to give readers a fun challenge.  

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You can find out all about it and the two great ways to participate here: 

About Amanda

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Amanda, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at Whose Waves These Are and a glimpse at the awesome lady herself. I’ve known Amanda since my debut novel, Submerged, sold. She helped me with website and virtual assistant tasks before needing to focus on her blossoming family and writing career. I miss working with her every day but am so glad she devoted her time to writing because her debut is fabulous, and BookList agrees! 


About Whose Waves These Are

In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper: a rallying cry for hope, purpose . . . and rocks. Its message? Send me a rock for the person you lost, and I will build something life-giving. 

When the poem spreads farther than he ever intended, Robert Bliss’s humble words change the tide of a nation. Boxes of rocks inundate the harbor village on the coast of Maine, and he sets his callused hands to work.

Decades later, Annie Bliss is summoned back to Ansel-by-the-Sea when GrandBob, the man who gave her refuge during the hardest summer of her youth, is the one in need of help. But what greets her is a mystery: a wall of heavy boxes hiding in his home. Memories of stone ruins on a nearby island ignite a fire in her anthropologist soul to uncover answers.

Together with the handsome and enigmatic town postman, Annie uncovers the story layer by layer, yearning to resurrect the hope GrandBob once held so dear and to know the truth behind the chasm in her family’s past. But mending what has been broken for so long may require more of her and those she loves than they are prepared to give.

In this pocket of a harbor where splintered lives, like waves upon the shore, are gathered up and held close ... I never imagined that it would be my breaking place, too. Nor how beautiful the breaking could be.

To find out more or grab your copy, visit:

Hope you’ll take part in our Summer Splash Adventure! It’s going to be a fun month. 



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