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Whose Waves These Are

Amanda Dykes
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Whose Waves These Are

Amanda Dykes

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:In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper: a rallying cry for hope, purpose ... and rocks. 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 tiny, coastal Maine town, and he sets his calloused hands to work, but the building halts when tragedy strikes.

Decades later, Annie Bliss is summoned back to Ansel-by-the-Sea when she learns her Great-Uncle Robert, the man who became her refuge during the hardest summer of her youth, is now the one in need of help. What she didn't anticipate was finding a wall of heavy boxes hiding in his home. Long-ago memories of stone ruins on a nearby island trigger her curiosity, igniting a fire in her anthropologist soul to uncover answers.

She joins forces with the handsome and mysterious harbor postman, and all her hopes of mending the decades-old chasm in her family seem to point back to the ruins. But with Robert failing fast, her search for answers battles against time, a foe as relentless as the ever-crashing waves upon the sea.  

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:In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper: a rallying cry for hope, purpose ... and rocks. 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 tiny, coastal Maine town, and he sets his calloused hands to work, but the building halts when tragedy strikes.

Decades later, Annie Bliss is summoned back to Ansel-by-the-Sea when she learns her Great-Uncle Robert, the man who became her refuge during the hardest summer of her youth, is now the one in need of help. What she didn't anticipate was finding a wall of heavy boxes hiding in his home. Long-ago memories of stone ruins on a nearby island trigger her curiosity, igniting a fire in her anthropologist soul to uncover answers.

She joins forces with the handsome and mysterious harbor postman, and all her hopes of mending the decades-old chasm in her family seem to point back to the ruins. But with Robert failing fast, her search for answers battles against time, a foe as relentless as the ever-crashing waves upon the sea.  

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Meet the Author

Amanda Dykes

Amanda Dykes is a drinker of tea, dweller of Truth, and  spinner of hope-filled tales. She spends most days chasing wonder and words with her family, who love a good blanket fort and a stack of read-alouds. Give her a rainy day, a candle to read by, and an obscure corner of history to dig in, and she'll be happy for hours. She's awed by the strong thread of God's grace and provision woven through every era, and hopes her stories reflect that grace. A former English teacher with a B.A. in English Education, she is the author of the critically acclaimed Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale, and enjoys connecting with her readers at www.AmandaDykes.com .

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Incredible!
5 stars By Tammy, Jun 16 2019
This book was by far one of the most incredible, well written, heart tugging books that I've ever read! I would put Amanda's writing up there with Francine rivers as my favorite authors. This book was deep, moving, powerful and entirely riveting to read. I only have good things to say about this! Desperate for more of Amanda's books to come out! 
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An Amazing Story, Dont Miss It!
5 stars By Tickmenot, May 31 2019
As a child, Annie Bliss was allowed to spend one idyllic summer with her great uncle Bob in his small village in Maine.  The girl  crusty fisherman bonded, but because of the mysterious rift between Bob  her father, Annie was never allowed to visit again. 
Now an adult, she is suddenly summoned back to Bob's side where Annie finds him languishing in a coma.  She stumbles across some clues that uncovers an amazing story of love, loss, grief  renewal.  She finds Bob has led an unbelievable life  may have unearthed the mystery involving her dad.

This amazing story that will grab your heart  won't let go.  Bob seems bigger than life because of how he has lived despite limitations, however, this is a believable story.  Having personally been brought up by parents who were part of the Greatest Generation, I can attest to many of them like Bob.  Despite hardships of the Great Depression  the losses of WWII, that group kept going without losing their "never give up" attitude.  Amanda Dykes has written a terrific, page-turning story, but it is also a love story to the Greatest Generation. I predict we will be hearing more from her.  This story will draw you in, leave you wanting more  is told from a Christian viewpoint.  I highly recommend this 5 star book to all. I received this for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 526391
  • Product Code 9780764232664
  • ISBN 0764232665
  • EAN 9780764232664
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2019
  • Sales Rank #51712
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.326kg

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