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Posts Tagged: Dan Walsh

Book Beat – Keeping Christmas

For empty-nesters Stan and Judith Winters, Christmas is going to be a challenge. Their three children are scattered around the nation, unable to come home, and Judith can’t cope. When Stan brings out the Christmas decorations, Judith can’t bear to set them out, especially the kids’ handmade crafts, fondly dubbed the “ugly ornaments.” Stan is… Read more »

Book Beat – What Follows After

Twelve-year-old Colt Harrison has had enough. It’s October 1962, and everyone in Florida is talking about the caravans of Army trucks heading south, of the rumors of nuclear bombs in Cuba, and of President Kennedy’s coming speech. But Colt can only think of his fractured family and the lie he’s been forced to live. Scott… Read more »

Book Beat – The Promise by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

For Tom Anderson, his carefully crafted world fell apart the day he lost his job. With an upscale home he can no longer afford and a growing family, Tom decides it’s best to conceal his job loss from his wife, Jean. After all, he’ll be able to find a new job in a heartbeat, right?… Read more »

Book Beat – The Dance by Dan Walsh

On the surface, Marilyn Anderson has it all – a gorgeous home, three beautiful grown children, and a successful husband. But on the inside, she feels overlooked and dismissed. When Marilyn moves out, gets a job, and starts taking ballroom dancing lessons, her husband, Jim, is stunned and dumbfounded. Winning her back will mean asking… Read more »

My Favorite Books of 2012

Nothing says New Year’s like a list! Here are my favorite fiction reads from 2012 in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to pick only ten, much less rank them. Sadly, many lovely novels taunt me from my to-be-read pile. Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof: A moving debut! More than just a love story,… Read more »

Book Beat – The Reunion by Dan Walsh

Ever wonder what lies beneath the surface of ordinary people you know? In The Reunion, Dan Walsh introduces a character whose very ordinary appearance conceals an extraordinary soul. Vietnam War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Aaron Miller fell on hard times after the war and now serves as a handyman at a Florida trailer park. While… Read more »

Giveaway Winner – The Discovery by Dan Walsh

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my feature about Dan Walsh’s The Discovery. There were 18 entries on my blog, Goodreads, and Facebook. The winner of the book – and an autographed bookmark from Dan Walsh – is….Celeste Vaughan! Celeste, I’ll send you an email to get your mailing address. Thanks for your interest in this… Read more »

Book Giveaway – The Discovery by Dan Walsh

Today I’m giving away a copy of The Discovery by Dan Walsh for three reasons – first of all, I received an extra copy in the mail last week (giveaway time!). Secondly, I’m thrilled to share one of my favorite books of the year. Third, the timing. Seventy years ago this summer, an extraordinary real-life… Read more »

Book Beat – The Discovery by Dan Walsh

In June of 1942, U-boats landed eight German saboteurs on US soil, at Long Island, New York and at Jacksonville, Florida. They were all captured within two weeks before any of their planned sabotage missions had been attempted, and six of the men were executed for espionage. In The Discovery, Dan Walsh takes this fascinating… Read more »

Favorite Books of 2011

Nothing says New Year’s like a list! Here are my favorite fiction reads from 2011 in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to pick only ten, much less rank them. Sadly, many lovely novels taunt me from my to-be-read pile. Broken Wings by Carla Stewart: Beautifully written with great voice, Broken Wings tells the story of… Read more »