Reviewed by Cindy Loven
A bit different from his first two books, you will still find that the writing of Dan Walsh will pull you in and keep you interested. The mark of a good storyteller is that ability to keep your interest, and most pastor's have that gift, and Dan Walsh does not disappoint with his storytelling abilities.
Set in 1857, we find the young couple John and Laura Foster aboard the USS Vandervere headed to New York City, when a hurricane blows up on the ocean. Agreeing they will sink together, they find that the rescuer from the small ship the Cutlass, has other plans, first all the women and children are rescued, and then they will begin rescuing the men, by lottery. However darkness falls and that doesn't happen and Laura is sure that her short lived marriage is now ended with her husband's death.
Many miraculous things however are fixing to happen, including a ship coming along side the Cutlass to offer them supplies when they run completely out of food. Even more miraculous is the fact that fifty three men afloat on wreckage from the Vandervere are rescued, and John Foster is one of those men. Reunited newlyweds and a happy-ever-after ending makes this book a beautiful story.
I particularly loved the blurb at the end of the book from the author about how he based this story upon a real story, that he had seen on a documentary on television. Again the sign of a great storyteller, taking a story he saw on tv and turning it into a beautiful love story. I truly enjoyed this book, and look forward with great interest to the next book from Dan Walsh, Unwrapping Christmas, due out fall 2011. 297 pages $14.99 US 4 stars.
This book was provided for review purposes only no payment was received for this review.
Available April 2011 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.