Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Discovery

ImageThe Discovery
Written by Dan Walsh
Published at Revell

About the book

An Engrossing Story of Family Secrets and a Love for the Ages.

When aspiring writer Michael Warner inherits his grandfather's venerable Charleston estate, he settles in to write his first novel. But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone--but which he clearly intended Michael to find. As he delves deep into the exciting tale about spies and sabotage, Michael discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well.

Laced with suspense and intrigue, The Discovery is a richly woven novel that explores the incredible sacrifices that must be made to forge the love of a lifetime. Author Dan Walsh delivers yet another unique and heartfelt story that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page.

Who is Dan Walsh?

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters, Remembering Christmas, and The Discovery. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

My Thoughts

I’m speechless.   Dan Walsh has done it again…  From the first pages of this historical novel, he was able to grab me and  made me want to keep reading until the end of the story.   This book is absolutely fabulous and will bring you back in the midst of the second World War.   Not only will you experience the life during the 1940s but you will also discover how someone’s life can change drastically when a beloved one dies and leave you an heritage.    Going back and forth between the 21st century and the war time, you won’t be able to stop reading and learn to love the characters in this book.

Dan Walsh takes his writing seriously and you can see how much research has been done behind the scenes.    At the end of this book, you will find the famous Author’s Note pages where he shares how the idea of the novel was planted in his head and how he came up with the whole story.   I am as impressed with this novel than I was with the previous ones I had the opportunity to review in the past few years.    

I have become a fan of Dan Walsh’s writings and won’t miss any opportunity of reading his books.    Every time I read one of his novels, I am absolutely immersed in it as though I was part of it.   The way he writes makes the story so personal as though the main character is talking to you.  I adore that kind of writing.    And this time, he added a new twist.   How about reading a novel within a novel?   That’s what happens when you read The Discovery.  I love it when an author that I respect explore new ways of reaching out to his/her audience and Dan Walsh did just that with this novel.    The story is moving and the way it is presented is out-of-the-ordinary.  

Now that I have turned the last page of this book, I wonder how the rest of the family of the main character would react to the discovery he made.   I wish Dan Walsh would write more about this family and the impact of the discovery on them.    At the same time, I can’t hardly wait to read the next novel that Dan Walsh will write.   Sure hope it will be coming out soon!

If you are looking for a new author to discover, I would strongly suggest that you check out the books from Dan Walsh.   Though The Discovery is his latest novel, I highly recommend all of them as I enjoyed every single one of them.    The Discovery would be a prefect book this summer for your vacation or just to read while on the bus to go to work.

The Discovery is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, even

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Baker Publishing Grou and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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