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"My wife Norma and I fell in love with Dan's writing after reading his first two novels. I was immediately drawn in by the compelling characters he creates and the relationally driven storylines. His books grab your heart and don't let go until the last page. I look forward to reading every novel Dan writes."--Dr. Gary Smalley, bestselling author and speaker on family relationships
"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!"--Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of the Wings of Glory series
"Dan Walsh's novel-within-a-novel is rich with intrigue, history, and romance. Character-driven and wistful without hampering the suspense of the plot's steady pace, The Discovery is a sublime delight that shouldn't be missed."--USA Today
"Yet again, Walsh has crafted a novel so engaging that you will lose all sense of time as he draws you in and makes the reader a part of the story. Based on historical facts, this is the perfect blend of history, suspense, and romance. Walsh's 'book within a book' concept is intriguing. The reader will be reminded that God alone can give us the peace that surpasses all human understanding."--RT Book Reviews, 4½ STARS and TOP PICK
Dan Walsh is the bestselling and 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.
Posted July 4, 2012
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!
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Posted July 8, 2012
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
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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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 1, 2013
It seems great and i would like to read it myself and im only nine and im actully susprised that it got so many great reveiws and i want to read itWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2013
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.
Posted April 8, 2013
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.
Posted January 7, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted September 12, 2012
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 :)
Posted September 8, 2012
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted July 27, 2012
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2012
Michael Warner’s family history goes no further back than famous author grandfather Gerard Warner. That fact never bothered Michael until his sister, Marilyn, makes a scene at the reading of Gramps’ will.
Then he was exasperated. When Gramps’ literary agent offers a ghost-written book deal for an exclusive biography, Michael gets nervous. He’d grown up both loving and in awe of Gramps, and it seems disrespectful trying to pry information out of the grave. Marilyn says their grandfather promised the secret of their family tree would come out after his death. But do they really want to know?
Michael’s bride, Jenn, suggests he use their inherited wealth and new home in Charleston, Gramps’ estate, to look around, see if there isn’t something he can find about the family while she’s away packing up their Florida apartment. Michael doesn’t need much encouragement and not long after he discovers Gramps’ typewriter case is more than what it appears. Gerard Warner’s life and reputation is left in Michael’s hands. Will he do the right thing?
The Discovery reveals a little-discussed, little-known case of espionage and terrorism in the United States during World War II. Mind-control, loyalty, fear, espionage and collusion would win Hitler new territory, or fail the Third Reich. But which part did Gerard Warner take? Hero to the Reich, or Hero to the US? And why?
An Impossible Love, Gramps’ last unpublished manuscript, can either bond the family or ruin the beloved image of long-time internationally-best-selling author, along with Michael’s dreams and desires to follow in his beloved Grandfather’s writing footsteps.
This is my favorite book of Dan Walsh’s. His style has matured to the point where he can wrap his readers in a soft old comforter and set us in front of a fire and weave a mesmerizing tale of the love of a good woman able to turn the world on an edge. Walsh has become comfortable in his ability to let his characters speak for themselves, even when they’re telling someone else’s story. “Say you’re going to make something of your life. Do something meaningful. Cure some disease. Break some work record. But don’t do it as Ben Coleman or Gerhard…whatever your last name is.”
Good advice for anyone in any age. Walsh is always spot-on with research and life during the era. This book felt less like a report and let us live his charaActers and their discoveries. Both a contemporary love story and historical, Walsh blends today and yesterday in luscious southern charm.