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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Discovery...Review

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 But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions, had kept hidden from everyone--but clearly intended Michael to find. As he delves deeper into the exciting tale about spies and sabotage, Michael realizes this story is different from all of his grandfather's other books. It's actually a love story. And he 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 readers long after they turn the last page.

When Michael Warner's beloved grandfather dies, Michael inherits his Charleston estate and has one goal in mind:  to write his own novel at the same desk his grandfather wrote all of his.  Instead of starting his own novel, however, Michael discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather left behind and as he reads it, Michael learns secrets about his grandfather and his family.

A beautiful story about love, family and country.  Michael learns his grandfather's history, how he met Michael's grandmother during World War 2 and secrets he never dreamed of.  I love that this is a WW2 story set in America.  Because that war was fought away from mainland America, there are few stories from this perspective.  It was, quite simply, fascinating.  I loved these characters.  I laughed with them and cried with them.

It's hard to tell you why I love this story so much without giving away too many spoilers.  Suffice it to say, this is a remarkable book and one that will stay with you.

I have loved everything I've read by Dan Walsh. I think The Discovery is my favorite. At least, so far.

Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Dan Walsh here. You can purchase your own copy here.

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5/5 Stars


  1. Although I have been burnt out on WWII stories for the past year or so, this one does indeed sound interesting, and like something that I would enjoy. I think what makes it different for me is the creative aspect of the book. Great review today. I need to check this one out!

  2. You're right - it is much more rare to find WWII stories set in America. This sounds interesting - but it is definitely frustrating when you can't say more because of spoilers! :--)

  3. Glad you enjoyed the book; hope you feel better soon.