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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)|
Losing everything has Lexi clinging to her daughter. Hell is determined to loosen her grip.
It's been seven years since disaster struck her family. Lexi Solomon has held it all together since then--just barely.
But now Lexi is losing it. The husband who deserted her is back in town, wanting to see their daughter Molly. Her sister's shameless murderer is up for parole. An unsavory old friend is demanding payment for debts that Lexi knows nothing about and can't begin to meet.
And something else is going on--something Lexi feels but can't explain. A dangerous shift is taking place between this reality and the next. Forces beyond her imagination are vying for control.
A rare novel that will satisfy a wide range of readers, Never Let You Go explores the high-stakes decisions played out in the thin spaces between heaven and earth. As the enemy's grip tightens around Lexi, she will have to decide what's truly worth holding on to.
"Keeps you glued to the pages until the very last."--Tosca Lee, author of Havah: The Story of Eve
Healy is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, where she has specialized in fiction book development for the past eight years. She has worked with popular authors such as Frank Peretti, James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, L. B. Graham, Brandilyn Collins, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gilbert Morris, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer and Robert Whitlow.
Healy earned her bachelors degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and began her career as an editor for Christian Parenting Today during the mid-1990s. After advancing from assistant editor, to associate editor, to editor while working for the magazine, she moved on to serve as a book editor for WaterBrook Press. She founded WordWright Editorial Services in 2002.
Healy began working for Dekker the same year, editing 12 of his well-known, heart-pounding stories, before collaborating with him as a co-author on Kiss. Her first novel, Kiss is the story of Shauna, who wakes from a coma to find she is responsible for a terrible accident that left her brother permanently disabled and her recent memories erased. She discovers she has a paranormal ability to steal memories from others, a capability that she uses to clear her name and find out what really caused the car accident. Burn is the story of one womans ultimate betrayal of friends and family and the far-reaching consequences of her actions, featuring overarching themes of good vs. evil, guilt and regret, and the grace of second chances.
Her solo debut Never Let You Go follows a devoted, hard-working single mother who lives in the shadow her estranged husbands choices and a family tragedy. When troubling elements from her past suddenly return, her tenuous grip on life and her loved ones is threatened. Staggering supernatural events begin spilling into her world, proving that Hell's fury is great, but Heaven's power is greater still. Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband, Tim, and two children. She is the director of the Academy of Christian Editors, as well as a member of International Thriller Writers and the American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit www.erinhealy.com for more information.
Healy, who is best known for her suspense novels cowritten with Ted Dekker ("Kiss; Burn"), tries her hand at writing a suspense novel tinged with elements of the supernatural that will appeal to readers who like to be on the edge of their seats. Library Journal
A Publishers Weekly Editors Pick for Summer 2010
Jessica AllenAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 54 starsNovember 12, 2013Jessica AllenAge: 18-24Gender: femalePlot: This was a very spiritual story. You can feel it from the beginning, but it's not confirmed until the end. The things that Lexi goes through in the week that this story takes place are nothing short of divine encounters and spiritual warfare. It's hard to say much without giving anything away.
Characters: You learn about the characters what you need to know for the story to unfold, however, you don't really know the characters.
Themes: The theme of this book was forgiveness. Lexi's biggest struggle in life is forgiving the people who have so greatly wronged her. She has to forgive herself, too, for she blames most of her problems on her own actions.
Emotion: There were times during this book, especially in the beginning, when certain characters came in to play, I was honestly scared. I could feel the deception and confusion that the character brought jumping off the page.
Overall: This book was very interesting to read and very hard to put down. I would sit down to read one chapter and found myself unable to stop. The spiritual side of the book made it easy to get wrapped up in and you always want to know what's going to happen next.
GranBirmingham, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5first time for this authorJuly 18, 2012GranBirmingham, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it.
The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Edgy Christian FictionFebruary 11, 2011The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Review: Never Let You Go - Erin Healey - May 201
Losing everything can knock the wind out of you and it can take years to reclaim what you had before and sometimes you will never be able to reclaim what you have lost. For Lexi Solomon, seven years ago she had everything she ever wanted , a family, a husband and a daughter. That all changed the day her sister Tara was murdered. Her husband walked out on her , the guy she had a brief affair with was arrested for murder , her father ended up in a mental institution and her mother decided to jet-set around the world and take up a job as a travelling food critic. Now seven years later , the life Lexi has built for her and her nine-year old daughter is about to come crumbling down and if they are not careful , then it is about to become literally a living nightmare as Lexi is being stalked by her ex-husband Grant's crazy friend Ward who wants Lexi all to himself and if he doesn't then it's bye-bye Molly , Norman the guy who killed Lexi's sister and the guy Lexi had a brief affair with is about to be let out on parole and to top it off Lexi's mother Alice and ex-husband Grant are back in town and they both want to get to re-know Molly. Can Lexi survive this nightmare or is Ward about to take it up a notch with kidnapping ? . Where is God when you need him the most , it seems though that God is keeping an eye out for Lexi and Molly as he delivers her in the form of a hunky guy - a human angel of sorts - Michaelangelo . Can Angelo be Lexi's Knight in Shining armour and help her through this dark time before the darkness starts to consume her ? Never Let You Go explores the high-stakes decisions played out in the thin spaces between heaven and earth.
Christy Lockstein4 Stars Out Of 5September 2, 2010Christy LocksteinNever Let You Go by Erin Healy is a poignant and frightening look at the harsh consequences of unforgiveness. Lexi Solomon is struggling to make ends meet as a single mom to nine-year-old Molly. When her estranged husband Grant shows up, followed by her drug dealer friend Warden, Lexi's life is suddenly thrown into turmoil, especially when Warren threatens to hurt Molly if Lexi doesn't speak at the parole hearing of her sister's murderer, Norman, in an attempt to get him freed from prison early. Lexi's history is complicated and she is quickly overwhelmed and trapped by the demands of Warden and her fears of losing Molly for good. Healy, who has written terrific thrillers with Ted Dekker, puts her experience to good use here. Readers will feel torn for Lexi's sake. She seems to be trapped by her past, and with every turn of the page, her situation just gets worse and worse. Warden is a terrifying villain who is always one step ahead of Lexi. There are spiritual elements, but Healy keeps them to just the right level. It keeps readers guessing and creates tension and fear without overusing it. Lexi is presented with a powerful choice, one that readers face on a daily basis, although not as extreme as hers, and there's an excellent message in it.
Laura5 Stars Out Of 5August 1, 2010LauraNever Let You Go is the story of Lexi Solomon. Tragedy had hit her family seven years ago and she had done her best to scrape out a living for herself and her 9-year-old daughter, Molly. Lexi thought that things were going well until an old, unsavory friend, Warden Pavo, decided to make an appearance and brought some surprising news for Lexi: her husband, who had walked out on his family, was back in town and wanted to see Molly. Among that news was that her sister's murderer, Norman Von Ruden was up for parole and Ward wanted Lexi to testify on Norm's behalf. From that point on, everything Lexi thought was under control was suddenly thrown into chaos.This book was absolutely amazing. It told the story of Lexi Solomon and what she did to make sure that Hell wouldn't loosen her grip on everything she held dear. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Angelo, who always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, Lexi was hoping that everything would work out fine and that her life could get back to normal, and if possible, actually improve as well. Lexi was trying to hold onto everything she held dear, but Hell was trying to loosen her grip. Heaven was trying to tell Lexi that they would never let her go.If you love the edge of your seat thrillers by Ted Dekker and the relational drama of Karen Kingsbury, then Never Let You Go by Erin Healy is definitely the book for you!Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255