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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh (Book Review)

Title: The Deepest Waters
Author: Dan Walsh
Publisher: Revell


“I’ve written you a note, inside the pouch,” John yelled. “Don’t read it…unless you hear word that I - that I did not…” Tears poured down his cheeks. He looked away. “John!” she screamed. “I must go back…”


Award-wining author Dan Walsh brings a powerful love story reminiscent of the Titanic to readers. The Deepest Waters (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1980-7, April 2011, $14.99) is a masterpiece of historical fiction set in 1857 when newlyweds John and Laura Foster set sail on the SS Vandervere for their honeymoon. Soon, their fairytale becomes a nightmare when a hurricane causes the ship to sink into the depths of the Atlantic. John and Laura are separated not knowing if they will ever see each other again.


Walsh was inspired to write The Deepest Waters by the true story of the sinking of a paddle-wheel steamship laden with gold from San Francisco, California. The SS Central America, bound for New York City ran into a hurricane which sealed her fate around September 11, 1857.


Walsh takes readers on a journey through troubled waters as they discover the treasure hidden in The Deepest Waters, a story full of action and suspense. Through the Fosters, Walsh creates an amazing love story about what happens when miracles do come true.

My thoughts:  If you like a good love story, then you must read this book.  I can't tell you how many times I cried throughout this story.  It progresses as it rotates between Laura, John, and John's family in New York.  But it isn't just a love story.

Through Micah and his dog Crabby we learn to have joy in the present and not worry about things that haven't happened yet.  Through Laura we learn about faith and strength to face the unknown.  Through John we learn about hope and the strength of love and through his family we learn about forgiveness and acceptance. There is a strong thread running throughout the book about God and things happening according to His time and His plan.

This is my first book by Dan Walsh.  He also wrote The Unfinished Gift and The Homecoming.  He is definitely going on my list of authors to watch for!

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Donna at Revell in exchange for my review during this Revell Blog Tour.~

Here are what some other authors had to say:


"The Deepest Waters is a story that's been waiting to be told for 150 years. What a blessing Dan Walsh is the one to tell it. It is inspirational, spiritual, and miraculous--a hopeful message when the world needs it most."--Jason F. Wright, New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters


“A delightful story that took me back to an era when men were gallant and women were virtuous. Dan Walsh fully immersed me in a fascinating world from 1857 and left me longing for the movie.” –James L. Rubart, Bestselling author of Rooms and Book of Days

Available April 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Deepest Waters, The: A Novel
Publisher/Publication Date: Revell Books, April 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1980-7
300 pages

1 comment:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This is the second great review I have seen for this book. It sounds like a good read with a great message. It is surely going on my to read list.

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