Friday, April 11, 2014

What Follows After by Dan Walsh Book #Review

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-Dan Walsh is an author I really enjoy. I say it about all his books but this one was a favorite. He brings to mind days gone by and yet through it all forces you to think about subjects that are alive and well today. And in this one he shows what can happen in every day lives. It could be us, our next door neighbor or the family at church. It is heartbreaking and I would urge you to have the tissues handy for this one.

In here we meet Scott and Gina Harrison. They appear to be the average couple who has their arguments but are happily in love. Yet things aren't the way they look. Life has gone terribly wrong and they don't know how to fix it or if they even want to. I felt bad for them. But the ones I really felt for were their sons. Tired of their parents living a lie and then forcing them to participate in the charade, one rises up to do something about it. And this is where things go from bad to worse. I don't want to give anything away but Dan Walsh kept me turning pages to see what happened and if things would ever look up for this couple and their sons. Something about it kind of reminded me of a film I viewed previously about a little boy who disappears. The frantic searching and praying is all portrayed in detail. Way to go Dan on a book that will stay on my shelf!!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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