The Discovery: A Novel

Paperback | April 1, 2012

byDan Walsh

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Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather had written, something he'd kept hidden from everyone but clearly intended Michael to find. Michael begins to read an exciting tale about Nazi spies and sabotage, but something about this story is different from all of Gerard Warner's other books. It's actually a love story.

As Michael delves deeper into the story he 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 readers long after they turn the last page.

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Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpu...

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An Engrossing Story of Family Secrets and a Love for the AgesWhen 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 But within the confines of the stately home, he discovers an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather, a literary giant whose novels sold in ...

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming, The Deepest Waters, and Remembering Christmas. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:Baker Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0800719816

ISBN - 13:9780800719814

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to Put This One Down Michael Warner has just had to deal with his Grandfather dying and the funeral. He finds out that he has inherited his grandfathers house. Not knowing much about his grandfathers past he find a manuscript. And starts to read it. I love the way that the author has put a story inside a story. This is a great story and although it skips through the story and the manuscript there are lots of characters that are all developed very well. I found this book to be a very easy quick read. The setting and the characters are very well described that you can really picture them in your mind. Dan Walsh is a fantastic author and I can't wait for more of his stories to be written. It is hard to believe that parts of this story are based on history. 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
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely LOVED this! A new favourite author!! I'll just get right to the point, I absolutely fell in love this fabulous love story!! I was just absorbed right into this wonderful story! There's love, intrigue, mystery, romance, heartbreak, really absolutely everything you would ever want in a novel! I feel like going back to the first page & re-reading it! lol! And I never reread books!! lol! I'm going to see if I can get my hands on more of Dan's books as I've definitely found a new favourite Author!! If you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks books & you want a summer read that you're going to love, grab The Discovery by Dan Walsh, book! You won't be sorry!!
Date published: 2012-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A beautifully written romance The Discovery is a beautifully written romance, with plenty of action to keep the drama moving along, fascinating scenes of suspense, and a love story that will appeal to both female and male readers. Reading novels written by Dan Walsh is a treat, as he has a strong command of the English language, with the right mix of detail and action to provide a thoroughly satisfying read. My one caution about the novel is that some of the elements of the plot required me to suspend my belief somewhat, as I wondered whether something would actually happen that way, and whether the characters would make the choices they did (I won't say more for fear of giving away the book). I was pleased to read the after-ward that explained the inspiration for the book, and marvel at how history itself can be stranger than fiction! Walsh, as always, does a fine job of creating likeable and realistic characters, and I wish that this were not a stand-alone novel so that I might visit them again. I strongly recommend this novel to those who enjoy novels that blend contemporary and historical elements, with a theme of sacrificial love running throughout. The Discovery is sure to please on many different levels, and I give this book a solid recommendation and a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. 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.
Date published: 2012-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to put down! 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! "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".
Date published: 2012-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Story! Baker Publishing Group | April 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback |ISBN 978-0-8007-1981-4 Story Description: Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather had written, something he'd kept hidden from everyone but clearly intended Michael to find. Michael begins to read an exciting tale about Nazi spies and sabotage, but something about this story is different from all of Gerard Warner's other books. It's actually a love story. As Michael delves deeper into the story he 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 readers long after they turn the last page. My Review: Michael Warner has inherited a large sum of money from his grandfather, Gerard Warner, along with his beautiful, old Charleston estate. Gerard was a well-known and loved author during his lifetime and had fans the world over. He was very devoted to wife of 60 years and to his family. Michael wants to be a writer like his grandfather and settles into his new estate to begin writing when he discovers an unpublished manuscript left behind by his grandfather. With the manuscript is a journal entry saying: “Michael, you will know what to do with this”. Michael, of course, is stumped and has no idea what his grandfather means until he sits down to read the unpublished manuscript. What he discovers will change his life and the life of his entire family. This was a riveting page-turner and I’ll definitely be looking for more of this author’s work. "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".
Date published: 2012-04-12