Sunday, April 13, 2014

What Follows After

Author: Dan Walsh
Publisher: Revell
April 2014
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2120-6
Genre: ‘contemporary’

In October 1962, Colt Harrison and his little brother, Timmy, hatched a plan. They would run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Savannah, Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents got back together. But things go terribly, terribly wrong. Colt's mother and father must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their brok
en marriage.

In this emotional story, Dan Walsh takes readers on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family.

Oh, man. A friend of mine told me I probably wouldn’t like this book. But it was next in my to-be-read stack, and I loved Dan Walsh’s other books. WHAT FOLLOWS AFTER is very much an emotional story. It packs a wallop, and I cried. Mr. Walsh created very real characters and I cared very deeply for each of the characters.

Even though WHAT FOLLOWS AFTER is a book that happened more than fifty years ago (before I was born) it is still recent enough that it isn’t really considered historical. But yet, in my opinion it isn’t contemporary. The publishers did classify it as contemporary though.

I did enjoy WHAT FOLLOWS AFTER. It is emotionally gripping, and I read it one sitting. Highly recommended. $14.99. 4.5 stars. 315 pages. 

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