Discovery, The: A Novel

Discovery, The: A Novel

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by Dan Walsh
     
 

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Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his

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Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather had written, something he'd kept hidden from everyone but clearly intended Michael to find. Michael begins to read an exciting tale about Nazi spies and sabotage, but something about this story is different from all of Gerard Warner's other books. It's actually a love story.

As Michael delves deeper into the story he 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 readers long after they turn the last page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800719814
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
503,762
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

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

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Discovery, The 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 32 reviews.
SarahSundin More than 1 year ago
Thrilling, romantic, and intriguing. In The Discovery, Dan Walsh takes a fascinating sidebar of World War II history and crafts a suspenseful, beautifully written, and deeply satisfying story. This is his best novel yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dan Walsh writes an interesting story about a Grandson whose beloved Grandfather's legacy. When Michael discovers his Grandfather's, Gerard's life story which reveals the great danger and courage that Gerard faced during WWII, he finally understands the man he has always held in high esteem. Told in the present with Michael and the past with Gerard, the plot is seamlessly drawn from one era to the other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! What a great book. Dan Walsh is a fantastic author. This is my first book to read by D. Walsh.. He just proves that a great romance, mystery can be written without sex scenes or bad language. Keep up the writing for I will be reading your books.
jomom5 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. Good suspense and story-telling. Only quibble is lack of historical accuracy in dealing with WWII language and customs.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this book. This is the third Dan Walsh book that I have read and he is such a great author. I would recommend any of his books. They are all such captivating reads and very hard to put down. I just want to read them as quickly as possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not able to stop reading this book. I was so moved by the story and was drawn in so deep that I felt like I was Michael. **Warning-- do not start reading this book if you have anything important to get done during the next day or two. It is too difficult to stop reading until the book is finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading this very talented author and it will not be my last. I have never given a 5 star rating to a book before, either, but did on this one. This book is not only jam packed with mystery and suspense that kept me turning the pages but it is one that also could be about our own ancestors. This book will appeal to young and old, male and female.
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bj1245 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The discovery of Grandpas mysterious background was well written and very inspirational.
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This book was awesome! I read it in about 5 sittings on a trip and only put it down out of exhaustion. I can't wait to read more by Dan Walsh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book within a book, well written and interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an inspiring book!!! It's really two stories in one book. You become quite attached to the charactors!!!! Don't miss this one!!! MCELWOLF
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much that I am going to try to find a paperback version for my mother.
TheJammieGirl More than 1 year ago
Dan Walsh captures modern-day Charleston and WWII Daytona Beach with such a flair that the settings are characters in their own right. Ben and Claire's story is heart-wrenchingly romantic, but believable nonetheless. And I just know Michael and Jenn have an equally romantic life together in store for them - hopefully we'll get to read about it :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book. Could not put it down. Great story. Actually two great stories. You have to read it to understand that statement. Loved this book. Thank you for a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, heartwrenching story. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every minute spent reading this book. I couldn't put it down!
MaryAnnF More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. You follow as Michael as he reads the unpublished manuscript that his grandfather leaves for him to find. He discovers amazing things. I don't normally like books that spend a lot of time in history or are historicals, but I couldn't put this one down.