Having read two previous books by Dan Walsh, The Unfinished Gift and its sequel, The Homecoming, I was so glad when I got the chance to also review his newest work, The Deepest Waters. As you can see from the other two reviews, I enjoyed the books and and I’m proud to report, this one is no exception. It is inspired by true events.
For John and Laura Foster, what began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 aboard the steamship SS Vandervere soon becomes a nightmare. A terrible hurricane strikes and the grand ship is lost in the murky depths of the Atlantic. Laura finds herself rescued with the other women and children, but how can she feel anything but despondent without her groom? Suspecting her John is gone but still daring to hope for a miracle, Laura must face the possibility of life alone.
The thing I most love about Dan’s books is how immersed I get in the personal lives of the characters. It’s impossible not feel what they feel as he delves deep into their emotions – the highs and the lows. And trust me. Reading this book I really ran the gamut of emotions! When an author can make you laugh and cry, it’s a good day.
Aside from feeling the characters, I could see and hear what they saw and heard due to the beautifully descriptive scenes Dan lays out for us. How vividly he was able to depict the surroundings John and Laura – I could almost smell the sea air and could definitely visualize the settings in my mind’s eye.
This book is much recommended for people who enjoy inspirational fiction or even those who just love to be inspired.
“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“.