Note from Christa: I’d heard about Athol Dickson before having an opportunity to review his novel. And a few weeks ago, he was a guest blogger on my agent Rachelle Gardner’s blog. His discussion of literature and the arts learning from architecture was not only intriguing, but cause for me to print the post and mine the nuggets of information there. He closed with, “I believe genuine creativity is directly proportional to openness to new ideas and inspiration, wherever they are found.” Read Lost Mission and you’ll discover that Dickson is a man of his word. This novel braids together the lives of seemingly disparate characters, which is a tribute to Dickson the architect. It also avoids any “neat” resolutions, so don’t read this if you’re looking for simple solutions!
What haunting legacy awaits deep beneath the barrios and wealthy enclaves of Southern California?
A pastor in love with the wrong woman.
An illegal immigrant desperate to feed his family.
Only Lupe de la Garza can save them from the ancient evil lurking in a lost mission’s ruins, but it will take an act of faith beyond all human power.
An idyllic Spanish mission collapses in the eighteenth century atop the supernatural evidence of a shocking crime. Twelve generations later the ground is opened up, the forgotten ruins are disturbed, and rich and poor alike confront the onslaught of resurging hell on earth. Caught up in the catastrophe are…
· A humble shopkeeper compelled to leave her tiny village deep in Mexico to preach in America
· A minister wracked with guilt for loving the wrong woman
· An unimaginably wealthy man, blinded to the consequences of his grand plans
· A devoted father and husband driven to a horrible discovery that changes everything
Will the evil that destroyed the Misión de Santa Dolores rise to overwhelm them? Or will they beat back the terrible desires that led to the mission’s good Franciscan founder’s standing in the midst of flames ignited by his enemies and friends alike more than two centuries ago?
From the high Sierra Madre mountains to the harsh Sonoran desert, from the privileged world of millionaire moguls to the impoverished immigrants who serve them, Athol Dickson once again weaves a gripping story of suspense that spans centuries and cultures to explore the abiding possibility of miracles.
About the author:
Athol Dickson is an award-winning author of several novels. His Christy Award-winning novel River Rising was name one of the “Top Ten Christian Novel of 2006” by Booklist magazine. He lives in California with his wife. Find out more about Athol and his books by visiting his website.
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Thank you, LitFuse, for providing a copy of Lost Mission for me to review.