Sunday, April 15, 2012

Revell Blog Tour | The Discovery by Dan Walsh

The Discovery
by Dan Walsh
Contemporary & Historical Fiction / Christian / Romance
Available April 2012
Revell Books
304 pages

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 But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone--but which he clearly intended Michael to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 Thoughts
Reminiscent of the story-telling style of Nicholas Sparks and Charles Martin, The Discovery is a true literary treasure. Don't think that by comparing Dan Walsh to other popular authors I'm saying that this story has already been written half a dozen times. On the contrary, The Discovery is unique in both story and style.

Michael Warner inherits his novelist grandfather's Charleston estate upon his death. Instantly wealthy, he and his wife quit their jobs, move to Charleston, and Michael settles in to finally write his long-awaited first novel. While moving into the home, Michael discovers one final gift from his grandfather—an unpublished manuscript.

As Michael reads the incredibly emotional final story from his grandfather, he is swept away by the intrigue of German spies on American soil, an unlikely romance, and life in Daytona Beach during World War II. The more Michael reads, the more he realizes that his grandfather may have been keeping some secrets of his own.

The Discovery, a story within a story, is unlike any other book I've read. When the discovered manuscript first came to light, I wanted to know more. Thankfully, Dan included it in its entirety! It was easy to follow along which "story" I was reading as they look distinctly different throughout the book. The story contained within the pages of the manuscript was fascinating and I found myself wanting to figure out how much of this really happened (German spies on American beaches during WWII?!). As much as I enjoyed the historical story, I felt a deeper connection with Michael and his wife, and I wished that the story could have given me a bit more of their story before the book concluded. Overall, I was thoroughly pleased with The Discovery and am glad to have discovered a phenomenal new-to-me author in Dan Walsh (pun intended!)! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my fair and honest review.

Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

About the Author
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.

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  1. What a great review of a really wonderful book.I have read all of Dan's books & they just keep getting better. Can't wait to get the next one.
    Wilma Metcalf

  2. Wilma - Thanks so much for stopping by! I can't believe I've not read Dan Walsh before now but am so glad that I did!


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