Looking for a great summer read? Look no further than 'The Discovery' by Dan Walsh. :)
I really loved this story. It had a little bit of everything you want in a good novel...romance, history, suspense, intrigue and God's love for us.
I loved the locations the author used, both Charleston, North Carolina and Daytona Beach, Florida. One in present day and the other during the 1940's World War II era. I've never been to either place but felt the author brought both to life and I'd love to visit them someday.
He also did a wonderful job intertwining historical fact and fiction. I kept asking my husband, who is a bit of a World War II buff, did you know this happened? Did you know what this guy did?
|I found these beautiful postcards from the 1940's of Daytona Beach|
|They drove right on the beach back then!|
The story starts out when Michael Warner's grandfather passes away and the family gathers for the reading of his will. Michael, who had a close relationship with his grandfather, inherits his grand Charleston home. Here he discovers a manuscript written by his grandfather, who was a famous author, that no one else knows about. It takes him back to the 1940's where he discovers another side of his grandfather.
|I imagined the house Michael and his wife Jenn inherit looking something like this|
Dr. Gary Smalley says of the book here:
"I was immediately drawn in by the compelling characters he creates and the relationally driven storylines. His books grab your heart and don't let go until the last page."
I totally agree. And make sure you have some Kleenex if you decide to read this one. I definitely needed it in a few parts of this touching story.
I've said this before, I love when a story takes you back and forth from present day to the past and this one did exactly that. I really had a hard time putting it down. It was so good. I can't wait to read his other books now!