Thursday, 17 April 2014

Book Review: What Follows After

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ISBN # 9780800721206
 
From the Back:
 
 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.
 
My Reflections: 
 
What Follows after is an emotionally charged saga centering around mistrust and deceit, and the fallout from the decisions made.
This book grabbed me from the start, and I had a hard time putting it down for the need to find out how the book finished. Gina and Scott realize that the lies and stress they have put on their children force the boys to do the unthinkable, run away. Unfortunately the boys don't make it to their destination. Gina and Scott must face the realities their actions have caused. Can they come to a common ground? Will they learn the most important things in life are faith, family and love? 
 
This book is well worth the read, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good heart wrenching story. I was so very glad to have read this story as it encouraged me on to have the safety talk with my little one about stranger danger. 
Thank you Mr. Walsh for a well written, beautifully crafted story, can't wait to read more from you!
 
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

 
About the Author:
Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, as well as The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels...
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