Thirteen-year-old Logan Blanchard turns his back on God when his father, a CF-18 pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces, dies in a catastrophic plane crash. After his father’s death, Logan and his mother move across the country to Shipwreck Cove, his mom’s hometown in Nova Scotia. He despises the small seaside town with its incessant wind and fog, and to his horror he finds himself the lone male in a house with six women, four of whom he considers plain crazy.
Bitter and angry, Logan begins skipping school to go lobster fishing, and has to lie to his mom and grandmother about doing it. Before long, he’s stealing other fishermen’s catches, cutting their trap lines, and befriending the most ruthless man in town. Soon Logan is lost at sea, his very life on the line—unless he can find his way back to God.
The Unforgiving Sea was the winner in the Fiction Book: Contemporary category at The Word Awards, 2014. It was also shortlisted for the Grace Irwin Award.