SUMMARY: 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 But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone - but which he clearly intended Michael to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.
REVIEW: As mentioned above, this story will stick with you after you finish it. Set in modern day Charleston and World War II Daytona Beach, the characters come alive. Michael and family didn't know anything about his grandfather's past. When asked, Gerard Warner (Gramps) would just avoid the question or change the subject. After Gerard's death, any hope of finding out where he was born, who his parents were and other information wanted about the times before his marriage to Mary (Nan) seemed impossible. All that changes when Michael finds a yellowing manuscript Gramps had hidden for him to find. The document not only contained information about his meeting his wife but how he was involved in espionage and his arrival to America on a German U-boat.
This is a wonderful and spell-binding story. It is reminiscent of Andy Andrew's book The Heart Mender. Anyone who loves suspense, history, especially World War II, and a good love story will love this book. The characters are well thought out and developed. The story kept you reading to see if you could figure out what would happen to the characters and what Michael would do with his grandfather's story. Check it out for yourself. I don't think you will be disappointed. If you like Nicholas Spark's writing, you will love Dan Walsh.
This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Dan Walsh is the bestselling and award winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters and Remembering Christmas. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan serves as a pastor for 24 years. He lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.