Monday, April 28, 2014

What Follows After by Dan Walsh (Review)



  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (April 1, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721206


In 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy.
And when they weren't, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.

For the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they've actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they've even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie--to their grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.

Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together. But when things go terribly, terribly wrong, Scott and Gina must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their marriage.

In this emotional story, bestselling author Dan Walsh takes you on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family. With profound insight into the heart of a hurting child, he reminds us that a time will come to look back on hard times and smile, because we'll know that what follows after . . . is not what we expected at all.


My Review:

This historical Christian fiction book kept my attention from beginning to end. I wanted to know what happened to Timmy. The author does a good job creating the setting and making you feel like you are really there. In the background was the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. This book is heavy on dealing with relationships. Not just husband wife but family and children too. It felt more like the troubled relationship between the husband and wife was center stage and Timmy in the background. There was also a secondary plot of relationships with family and extended family. Overall a good but tense read.





 Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, and The Reunion, as well as The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year (2011-2013). Dan lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel. Visit www.danwalshbooks.com for more.

Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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