Sunday, May 18, 2014

What Follows After: A Book Review

About The Book:

In 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy.
And when they weren't, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.

For the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they've actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they've even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie--to their grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.

Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together. But when things go terribly, terribly wrong, Scott and Gina must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their marriage.

In this emotional story, bestselling author Dan Walsh takes you on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family. With profound insight into the heart of a hurting child, he reminds us that a time will come to look back on hard times and smile, because we'll know that what follows after . . . is not what we expected at all.

About The Author:

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance and The Promisewith Gary Smalley, as well as The Unfinished GiftThe Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for twenty-five years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel. Visit for more.

My Review:

There are not many male authors out there that will take on the genre of romance or emotional writing but every so often you come across an author that simply blows you away. That is what happens when you read a novel by author, Dan Walsh. I have said it before, and I will say it again, his writing style is reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks and I love it!

In his most recent release, What Follows After, your emotions will be heightened like never before. You will get mad, you will cry, you will rejoice and mostly you will be hanging on until the very last pages of this book as you follow the journey that Scott and Gina find themselves on. I don't like giving spoilers, and won't start with this book, but suffice it to say that this is the by far the best Dan Walsh book yet! I don't know how he will top it! The underlying theme that is seen in What Follows After is that while bad things happen, God uses it for good, even if its hard to see it at first. We just have to let go of all control we think we have and give it over to Him to use. This book will tug at your heart in a way not many books do and I loved that. The characters are developed in a deep manner, and the story flows beautifully, with Walsh creating a novel that will have you thinking long after you put it down.

For fans of Dan Walsh, you will be excited to know that Book 3 in the Restoration Series (co-written with Dr. Gary Smalley), entitled The Desire, will be releasing in September 2014! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase What Follows After at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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