Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh from Revell

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Keeping Christmas
by Dan Walsh

Keeping Christmas
by Dan Walsh

Stan opened the ugly ornaments box and pulled out the top three ornaments, the ones wrapped in green paper, the kids’ favorites, and set them on the coffee table. He picked up the first one, the biggest one–Anna’s blue pinecone–and began to unwrap it. Without thinking, Judith walked up, stopped him, and gently took it out of his hand. She wrapped it back up, set it carefully in the box. Then picked up the other two ornaments, put them in the box, and closed the flaps.

“What’s the matter?” Stan said. “Did I do something wrong?”

“I don’t think I can do this.”

Nothing is more beautiful than family

For the first time since their children were born, empty nesters Judith and Stan Winters spent Thanksgiving without the kids, and it’s looking like Christmas will be the same. Judith can’t bring herself to even start decorating for the holiday; her kids always hung the first ornaments on the tree, ornaments they had made each year since they were toddlers. Sure, the ornaments were strange-looking–some were downright ugly–but they were tradition.

With Judith refusing to decorate the bare spruce tree in their living room, Stan’s only hope for saving the holiday is found in a box of handmade ornaments . . .

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I always look forward to Dan Walsh’s Christmas stories. Keeping Christmas is a story that relates to many people who have family living far away. Judith Winters couldn’t handle spending both Thanksgiving and Christmas without her children and their families. Refusing to decorate for Christmas causes her husband to go rethink the big boat he is thinking about buying and do something special for his wife.

How many people would love to have this husband! To be so selfless? And what did he do? That’s something you need to read this book to find out. And the good thing about this book, though it was an awesome read during the Christmas season, it is not necessarily just to read around Christmas. I would read it any time. The story is the same. And Dan Walsh has penned another awesome read!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift and The Restoration Series with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for the RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for twenty-five years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel. Learn more at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.

The Legacy by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley, From Revell

The Legacy

by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

One young man is about to discover the true cost of independence

For years, Doug Anderson has been drifting slowly but steadily away from both his family and his faith. His parents have been trying to reach him before he falls too far. His friend Christina hopes what she is seeing online isn’t true. But sometimes you have to hit bottom before you’re ready to grow up.

Just as things begin to settle down a bit, Doug’s life takes a turn that requires every bit of faith and patience for both his family and Christina–whose growing feelings for Doug, a man who writes her off as not worth his time, keep her off balance. Will Doug’s crisis finally clear his vision and help him focus on what he has right in front of him?

The emotionally gripping conclusion to the series critics are calling . . .

“Captivating.”–RT Book Reviews

“Emotional.”–Booklist

“Uplifting.”–Library Journal

“Satisfying.”–New York Journal of Books

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance, The Promise, and The Desire with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Another great story in this wonderful series by two great authors! This story features the youngest son, Doug. And like my son did, like many young me do, Doug turns his back on God. Being on his own, now a college student, he finds different friends, and different things to enjoy, that is for a time. I know first hand the strain on a family when this happens, and a book like this one would have been very helpful. Though this is a fiction story, the family and spiritual values are the same as real life.

If you have teenagers, this book will be very encouraging to you. And even if your child hasn’t turned his back on the Lord, it can happen to the strongest Christian. I highly recommend The Legacy for those dealing with young people of any age.

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Revell Presents……The Desire by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

Revell Presents……

The Desire

by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

the desire

Can faith build a bridge between their dreams?

For two years, Allan and Michele have been trying to have a baby. The emotional ride has been taking a toll on their hearts–and their relationship. Michele is obsessed with researching fertility treatments while Allan seems content to spend his time–and their money–on supporting displaced children in Africa. Something’s got to give. But they both hope it’s not their marriage.

Still, God has a plan for Allan and Michele that they could never have imagined. And all it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart . . .

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Restoration Series has been an enjoyable and amazing series by two of the best authors! Gary Smalley and Dan Walsh comes together again with the third book in this series. God has a plan for Allan and Michelle, but can they really trust Him? When they have been trying for years to have a baby and God hadn’t intervened, the emotions are going haywire with this couple. This is just a tender and heartwarming book that will touch the lives of those who read it! And I really like the interview with Dan and Gary at the end of the book. It just makes the story even that much more personal! These two author do a fantastic job with writing this wonderful book. And I highly recommend this to those couple who are dealing with Infertility.

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

What critics are saying about the Restoration Series:

“So captivating that you’ll find it very difficult to put down.”–RT Book Reviews

“Readers will be totally drawn in to [the Andersons’] emotional journey.”–Booklist

“Sure to please.”–Library Journal

“Readers will definitely come away satisfied.”–Publishers Weekly

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and What Follows After. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance and The Promise with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.

What Follows After by Dan Walsh….from Revell

What Follows After

by Dan Walsh….from Revell

what follows after

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

“Dan is an artist and his canvas is the novel, where he uses different colors and hues of words to create a masterpiece. What Follows After is a story that will surely touch your heart and soul.”–John M. Wills, New York Journal of Books

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I became a huge Dan Walsh fan after I read his first book! And his books just keep getting better! I have to say that What Follows After is one of the best books I have read! Ever! Scott and Gina Harrison was separated, but not only were they living a lie, they forced their two boys to lie for them! In order to bring their parents together, the two boys decide to run away to their aunts house, and not come home until their parents were together again. But their plan ended in a terrible situation, and Scott and Gina were then forced to be together, and take a good look at their lives, and what they were doing to their boys. Was their happiness more important that the happiness of their children?

From the very first page, this story captured my heart and attention. The characters are so uniquely created and developed that they seem like part of your family! I kept thinking about praying for this family and the horrible situation they were in! I was scared for the boys, and annoyed at the parents because of what they expected their kids to do. But the important thing about this story is that author Dan Walsh weaves God’s Word and the importance of living for Him. And Mr. Walsh shows how God can take our mistakes, no matter how horrible they are and turn them around for His Glory. God does this in our lives when we give our situations to Him and trust Him to work through them. I thought of the Bible verse Romans 8:28 many times while reading this book. I was to really encourage you to pick up a copy of What Follows After by this amazing and gifted storyteller! Expect the tears to come, because they will, but you will find that this is a book well worth your time and money!

 I received this book from Revell Publishers to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, and The Reunion, as well as The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year (2011-2013). Dan lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel. Visit http://www.danwalshbooks.com for more.

The Dance, by Gary Smalley and Dan Walsh

The Dance

by Gary Smalley and Dan Walsh

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About This Book

Love’s recovery starts with a single step . . .

After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn Anderson is tired of playing the role of perfect wife. Her husband Jim is a successful businessman who gives her everything she needs-a beautiful home in an upscale neighborhood, the financial freedom to be a stay-at-home mom, an enviable collection of stuff. Everything, that is, except what really matters: love.

After years of trying to connect with Jim, Marilyn has had enough. She longs to experience some measure of happiness before she’s too old to enjoy it. Needing some time to herself to sort things out, Marilyn leaves to start a new job and take dancing lessons-something she has wanted to do for as long as she can remember.

Shocked to find his wife gone, Jim Anderson must sort through the past to save his marriage. With a little help from an unexpected ally, he begins a campaign to win Marilyn back. What he doesn’t anticipate is how his actions will affect everyone around him-starting with himself.

“I believe every person who reads The Dance will be deeply touched and changed for the better. This book is worth your time!”-Jimmy Evans, founder and CEO of MarriageToday and author of Lifelong Love Affair

“This powerful and emotional story of healing and restoration is sure to grip your heart from the very first chapter. You won’t be able to put it down.”-Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, authors of The Good Fight

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 40 years and live in Missouri.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When I saw that Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley both wrote this book, I knew it had to be good, because both of these guys are awesome writers! And of course I was not disappointed! Dealing with an issue that so many people face today, after twenty seven years of marriage, Marilyn decides she is not happy and wants to leave Jim to try things she hasn’t been able to, since she has been limited being married. What will happen when Marilyn leaves to start life on her own?

This is a love story and much more! With Gary Smalley being an expert on marriage and relationships, and Dan Walsh a writing expert, this is a story that will grip your attention and your heart, and won’t let go! Following the journey of Marilyn and Jim through their difficult situations gets intense with their relationship and marriage on the line. This book is full of valuable advise and scripture to lead couples through relationships, as well as help us with relationships with those around us. I strongly advise this book for everyone! I think this is one that can help anyone who reads it, whether you are having marriage problems or not!

I received a free copy of this book to review from the publisher, Revell. I was not required or expected to write a positive review.  The opinions here are my own.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Gary Smalley

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of 16 books, along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching, and counseling, speaking to over 2 million people in live conferences. Smalley has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Extra, The Today Show, and The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, as well as numerous national radio programs. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 40 years and live in Branson, Missouri. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Dan WalshPhoto Credit: © Dan Davis Photography

Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.

The Reunion by Dan Walsh

The Reunion 

by Dan Walsh

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Everything lost can be found.

Aaron Miller knows a thing or two about loss. He’s lost love. Dignity. Second, and even third, chances. Once honored for his heroism, he now lives in near obscurity, working as a handyman in a humble trailer park.

But God is a master at finding and redeeming the lost things of life. Unbeknownst to Aaron, someone is searching for him.

With deep insight into the human heart, consummate storyteller Dan Walsh gently weaves a tale of a life spent in the shadows but meant for the light. Through tense scenes of war and tender moments of romance, The Reunion will make you believe that everyone can get a second chance at life and love.

Reviews

Praise for Dan Walsh

“Dan’s books grab your heart and don’t let you go until the last page.”–Dr. Gary Smalley, bestselling author and speaker

“Walsh [makes] the reader feel like a dear old friend.”–RT Book Reviews

 

“Dan Walsh’s novel-within-a-novel is rich with intrigue, history, and romance. Character-driven and wistful . . . a sublime delight that shouldn’t be missed.”–USA Today on The Discovery

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Wow, there’s been very few books that I sat and cried when I finished reading the book, and this is one of them. Dan Walsh has gone over the top with this one, with a masterpiece that will stick with me for a long time. And one thing is for sure, when I hear someone mention a Vietnam war veteran or the Vietnam War, I will think of Dan Walsh and his book, “The Reunion.” If everyone had Aaron’s attitude and character, the world would be a better place.

Aaron was mistreated, abused, rejection, abandoned, accused and he lost everything, including his family, and many times wanted to die, but it was clear that God has a plan for Aaron’s life, and His protection was on Aaron for his entire life. His wife labeled him as a homeless drunk and even when she found out different, never told his children any different, so he never saw them again. But this was Aaron, and as the story unfolds, we read an amazingly wonderful story of what God can do with a man who gives his life to the Lord. This is the most amazing story I’ve read, and even more, an amazing tribute to those who lost their lives, and those who fought in the Vietnam War.

When I started reading this book, I had only read what was on the back of the book, no reviews, nothing more, and I am so glad. The book has so much more meaning, and was so much more amazing not knowing what to expect.

I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy of Dan Walsh’s new novel, “The Reunion”  to read and enjoy. The only thing though, have a box of tissues close by, because you are going to need them!

“Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received this book from the publisher Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of several books, including The Discovery andThe Reunion. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.

The Discovery by Dan Walsh

The Discovery by Dan Walsh

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1981-4
ISBN-10: 0-8007-1981-6
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 304
Carton Quantity: 44
Publication Date: Apr. 2012
Formats: Paperback

My Thoughts on this Book!

The Discovery  Dan Walsh

 

Michael’s live changed within a day when his grandfather’s will was read. Being a writer like his grandfather, Michael inherited his house and all the mysteries surrounding it. Michael’s family didn’t know anything about his grandparent’s life prior to their wedding, and they would never tell the family anything. After their grandfather’s death, they had no hope of ever finding out. But Michael’s search through his new house uproots mysteries and secrets that will change their lives forever.

 

Another intriguing, well written story by Dan Walsh with a little suspense/mystery to keep your nose into the book from page one. I was as excited as Michael was, though I had it all figured out before he did. This was just a nice pleasant read that anyone will enjoy. The characters were real and we grow to love them immediately, though Jenn didn’t seem to share Michael’s enthusiasm as much as she should have. However she was happy with Michael’s huge inheritance.

 

I highly recommend this book to anyone just wanting a good read. You will not be disappointed in this Dan Walsh novel.

 

*Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group*

 

I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.

 

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