Monday, April 16, 2012

The Discovery



An engrossing story of family secrets and a love for the ages.

When aspiring writer Michael Warner inherits his grandfather's venerable Charleston estate, he settles in to write his first novel. But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in the millions hidden from everyone -- but which he clearly intended Michael to find. As he delves deep into the exciting tale about spies and sabotage. Michael discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well.

Laced with suspense and intrigue, The Discovery is a richly woven novel that explores the incredible sacrifices that must be made to forge the love of a lifetime. Author Dan Walsh delivers yet another unique and heartfelt story that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page.

My Review:

I've come to appreciate the way Walsh spins a yarn and this one certainly did not disappoint. He always manages to come at a story with a unique viewpoint and The Discovery stands out as one of my favourites to date.

Love the dual stories that mesh together in a complicated and gripping plot that left me clamouring for more.  Impeccably paced, Walsh builds the suspense until it is impossible to put the book down before reaching the end. But along with the intrigue, which is revealed bit by bit, the story is anchored  with lush descriptions and natural dialogue. A winning combination, for sure!

And the love story(ies)!!! Deep and rich, they provide much fodder for thought. The Discovery will leave a lasting impression -- another book I'd love to see played out on the big screen. All of Walsh's books have been like that for me. Each book has a powerful message big enough to be sustained in a Hollywood script. I sincerely hope he has movie deals in the making, but in the meantime, don't miss out on the print version!

Givewaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Discovery, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please make sure to put the title in your subject line so it's easy for me to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 22. Offer open to international readers.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  2. Looking forward to reading this one! Please enter me. Thanks! :)

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  3. I'd love to be entered! cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

  4. This sounds like one of those love stories that will resonate. Thank you for the chance to read this book!


  5. Resonate is a good word for this book, Na! Good luck everyone!

  6. Am so anxious to read this book by Dan! He is a great writer, and I love his books! Thanks for this chance!

  7. Would love to read a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity.


  8. Love Dan's books! Would love to add this one to my collection!

  9. I've heard wonderful things about Dan's books and The Discovery really sounds like an unforgettable story. Please include me, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  10. I don't think I've read anything by this author, it sound very interesting!

  11. Yeppers -- it's a wonderful read. Good luck, everyone!

  12. I read one of Dan's books last year and really enjoyed it. The Discovery has such a lovely cover; I'd want to read it just for that reason but I know that it will be much more than just a pretty cover. Thanks for giving away a copy of The Discovery.


  13. The cover is very soothing, isn't it, Pam? It beckons you to stay awhile! Good luck!

  14. Don't you just love story lines that deliver and then once you have turned the last page stay with you long after you have read the book. This sounds like just one of those stories and I would love the opportunity to be able to read this book as I have yet to read a book by Dan Walsh.

    Please enter my name in the draw...

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  15. This one sounds great. Would love to read it.

    mchapman(at) windstream (dot) net

  16. I haven't read any of his work. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  17. Kav, I ended up buying the book tonight, so you can take me out of the drawing.

  18. LOL -- Michelle, you went on a shopping spree, didn't you? Thanks for letting me know!

    Good luck everyone!

  19. Please enter me. I would like to try this new author! Thanks for the chance to win.