Erin Healy explores immortality in 'The Promises She Keeps'
Bestselling author Erin Healy offers her own take on the quest for everlasting life with her new supernatural suspense novel, The Promises She Keeps (Thomas Nelson). An award-winning Christian fiction editor-turned-novelist, Healy’s latest work combines the edginess from her previous collaborations with Ted Dekker with a distinctly feminine perspective.
“The arts often point to human desire for immortality because we were not made to die,” says Healy, whose debut novel, Never Let You Go was a 2011 Christianity Today Book Awards finalist. “Death is a consequence of sin in the world, and it runs contrary to God's design. Our desire for immortality is the image of God in us. We should long for it. But instead of turning to God, we are tempted by secular culture's claims that we can achieve immortality through celebrity or magic. This is where Promise's journey starts.”
The Promises She Keeps follows two very different women in search of immortality. Promise, a terminally ill young singer, believes stardom will keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art dealer on a quest to discover the secret to eternal life through magical means. After Promise survives a series of accidents, Porta believes she holds the key to immortality and will stop at nothing to secure it.
Chase, a talented artist with autism who is mysteriously tapped into the spiritual realm, falls in love with Promise and makes it his mission to save her from Porta’s designs. The Promises She Keeps ultimately reveals the real promise of immortality is not in living forever, but in embracing eternal love.
Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband and two children. She is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, where she specializes in fiction book development for popular authors such as Frank Peretti, James Scott Bell and Melody Carlson. She co-authored the bestsellers Kiss and Burn with Ted Dekker.