About the book:
For John and Laura Foster, what began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 aboard the steamship SS Vandervere soon becomes a nightmare. A terrible hurricane strikes and the grand ship is lost in the murky depths of the Atlantic. Laura finds herself rescued with the other women and children, but how can she feel anything but despondent without her groom? Suspecting her John is gone but still daring to hope for a miracle, Laura must face the possibility of life alone.
This is a fiction book based loosely on a real story. Overall I liked the book and consider it in the Christian historical fiction category and there is a little romance and suspense in it too. It reminds me a little of John Patterson's books. The writing is beautiful and flows well. The book takes you back and forth between what is happening to Laura after she is rescued and John after the hurricane. The first part of the book John is floating adrift at sea. There are many touching moments in the story. I loved John and Laura's love story and how strong their faith in God is and how it influences their lives and the lives of others. This is actually a book that both guys and girls would like. Recommended. :)
About the author:
I was born in Philadelphia in 1957 (guys don't care if you know) to a mostly blue-collar, hard-working Irish family. My Dad was the first person on either side of the family to earn a college degree. It took him nine years, working during the day, going to college at night, using the GI Bill from his war days in Korea. In the mid-sixties, General Electric hired him as an engineer for the Apollo space program. We packed up and moved to Florida, which is really where I grew up. I spent my childhood years playing basketball and surfing. In the spring of my senior year in high school I met the woman who would become my wife, Cindi. We dated for a brief period. I asked her to marry me and, to my great surprise, she said yes. We were married near the end of 1976. We have two children, now grown. The desire to write novels first began in high school. But I didn't have the time to pursue this passion until 2007. To find out more, visit my website at http://www.danwalshbooks.com/
Available April 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.