Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Unintended Consequences by Dan Walsh - REVIEWED

About the Book:
Jack and Rachel leave Culpepper for their long-awaited honeymoon trip, a driving tour through New England. On day three, they stop at a little bayside town in Cape Cod to visit Jack’s grandmother. After he gets called away to handle an emergency, Rachel stays and listens as Jack’s grandmother shares a remarkable story about how she and Jack’s grandfather met in the early days of World War 2. It’s a story filled with danger, decades-old family secrets, daring rescues and romance. Jack is named after his grandfather, and this story set the course and direction for Jack’s life to the present day. After hearing it, Rachel is amazed that anyone survived.

My Thoughts:
WWII is, without a doubt my favorite setting when it comes to fiction!  Dan Walsh totally swept me away in his latest novel, Unintended Consequences!  I actually forgot the genesis of the WWII portion of the story, because I was so completely swept away by the characters' lives!  I love the way the author gives you the perspective of those in England and France fleeing in the wake of Hitler's advancing army.  Well, he gives you the perspective of very specific folks!  To make everything even more intriguing, he creates connections - and consequences - between the lives of seemingly unconnected people and weaves everything together quite seamlessly!  All of the sudden you find yourself swept away into a time and  a place that captures your heart and mind completely!

I refuse to give spoilers, but suffice it to say, I have set about an urgent mission to complete this magnificent trilogy!  This a a book than can be read as a stand alone - which is how I've read it - but I'm over the moon at the thought of getting to spend more time with these characters!  This is a masterfully written book, and am am thrilled to recommend it to you!

About the Author:
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 17 novels, including The Unfinished Gift, The Reunion and When Night Comes. He has won 3 ACFW Carol Awards (finalist 6 times), 3 Selah Awards, and 4 times his novels have been named as finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year.

For those who haven't read Dan's books, reviewers often compare him to Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans. Although more recently, Dan has also started to pen suspense novels (like, What Follows After and When Night Comes). Dan has been writing full time since 2010. He and his wife Cindi have been married 40 years and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. They live in the Daytona Beach area, where Dan grew up. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter, read his blog, or preview all his books by visiting his website at

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