Monday, April 28, 2014

What Follows After

GIVEAWAY

WALSH, DAN
WHAT FOLLOWS AFTER

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:

Walsh knows how to deliver a page-turning read filled with the complexities of life that are all too real. Impeccable pacing drives the delivery of this story at a breakneck speed. Multiple viewpoints enhanced the depth of the read for me; cranked up the suspense, made the romance more poignant, and the inspirational message more powerful.

I devoured What Follows After in a couple of hours. The author's words flow smoothly - sparse where they need to be, but no less descriptive for their brevity. He pulls me in and holds me an emotional hostage until the last word is spent. Love basking in the residual awesomeness of books like this.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of What Follows After please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 4 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

20 comments:

  1. I have collected quite a few of Dan's books ... would love to add this one to my collection. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Isn't he an amazing author? He really goes deep and makes you think. Good luck, Becky!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! I would love to win a copy of this emotional story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  3. I like a book that flows smoothly and this time period will make an interesting read.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's beautifully written, rubynreba. Good luck!

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  4. Sorry if this is my second comment -- the first one didn't seem to go through, at least not showing on my end. Please include me, Kav. Would love to win this one!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. I only see you once, Cheryl. Silly Blogger! Good luck!

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  5. Yes, Kav, he is an amazing author! I have read all his books so far and am anxious to read this one. Thanks for your review and giveaway.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Jackie. Good luck!

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  6. This book sound like a real winner and I would absolutely love to be one too. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  7. Sounds like a great one to start summer vacation with! Sign me up. Jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. The perfect way to start the summer off. Good luck, Jody.

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  8. I was born in the early 60's, so I enjoy reading about that era! I have never read any of Dan Walsh, but have his books on my TBR list. This book sounds good and I would enjoy reading it. Please sign me up for your giveaway and thank you Kav for the opportunity and thank you for featuring great Christian authors!!
    Blessings,
    Lori

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    1. You're welcome, Lorlyn. Good luck!

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  9. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  10. Kav, this sounds like a very touching of the heart book. I have heard that Dan Walsh is a really great author. I would love to win this book. Sounds like a good one to start with. Thanks, Maxie
    mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. It did grab my heart. Awesome read. Good luck, Maxie.

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