Friday, April 13, 2012
The Discovery by Dan Walsh
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 But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone--but which he clearly intended Michael to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.
My review of The Discovery:
I think I have made this statement about Dan Walsh’s books before and if I have, it bears repeating. I read reviews of Dan’s books and a lot of readers compare him to Nicholas Sparks, but I do not feel that is an accurate comparison. Dan Walsh is by far the better writer, the better storyteller and better at tugging on this girl’s heart strings. I have read all of his books and I have never been anything but enchanted by his stories. The Deepest Waters was a departure from his previous books and I was looking forward to another original story and unique experience with The Discovery. I got what I wanted!
I really liked the story overall, especially Michael’s inheriting his grandfather’s estate. That has always been an appealing storyline for me, don’t ask me why, it just is. It always works for me. I also really liked the story within the story. It added an interesting twists and some interesting suspense that is fairly new to Dan Walsh. I like to see that Dan is not sticking with what is safe, he is branching out a bit, but is still staying true to what caused me to become an instant fan of his.
He certainly didn’t forget the romance in The Discovery, but it was balanced by so many other facets to the story. I really loved this book. It had depth, substance, believable characters and a terrific message that is beautifully told. I loved this book and I continue to be a big fan of Dan’s work. I’m ready for his next book!
Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
This book was provided for review by Revell.