Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Discovery: A Book Review

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 But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone--but which he clearly intended Michael to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.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author ofThe Unfinished GiftThe HomecomingThe Deepest WatersRemembering Christmas, andThe 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 Review:

I have absolutely enjoyed reading and reviewing Dan Walsh's works, and am so excited to share my thoughts about his most recent release, The Discovery.

It has been a pleasant experience reading Walsh's work over the last couple years, and have always compared him to Nicholas Sparks. This book is no different. I loved the writing style and absolutely adored this new book from Dan Walsh. I love that it was essentially a novel-within-a-novel, with two distinct stories. Typically, this style of writing does not impress me, but I really enjoyed it this time around. Dan Walsh typically is a romance writer, and this time added another dimension with suspense/mystery! A perfect combination in my books. I could really see this done as a movie! 

The characters were developed very well and I fell in love with all of them from the very first pages. Also, I was kept on the edge of my seat throughout reading The Discovery! So good!

Up next is a four book series, Resoration, written in collaboration with Dr. Gary Smalley. The first book, The Dance, is set to release in Spring 2013.  I already have it on my TBR list. 

If you are a fan of Walsh's other writing, you will enjoy The Discovery. If you haven't read his other work, you really should.

BUY IT: You can purchase The Discovery at your favorite bookseller, from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author and publisher, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Shirley, so glad you enjoyed the book. Just 1 little thing. I have another book coming out in Sept, before the first book with Gary Smalley. It's called, The Reunion. Folks can get a preview on Amazon.