Friday, May 6, 2011

Recommended Reads: The Deepest Waters and The Heart of Memory

My monthly reviews for have been posted and I want to share a couple of them with you today. If you're looking for some new reading material, there are two I would like to recommend. Read on...

You may remember I posted a "teaser" a couple weeks ago about this book. I am happy to say the full review is now available. The Deepest Waters is a wonderful book and Dan Walsh is a fabulous author. I'm excited to share this one with you. Here is a blurb of the story:

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 is rescued by a small ship sailing by, but there's only room for the women and children. Believing her John is lost but still daring to hope for a miracle, Laura must face the possibility of life alone in New York City with a family she has never met. The Deepest Waters is an epic story of hope, faith, and love through an intimate lens. Inspired by a true story.

Here's another great book to pick up this Spring. This is the second book I've read by Alison Strobel and I'm definitely a fan. Here's a brief synopsis of the story:

When beloved Christian writer and speaker Savannah Trover becomes gravely ill, she has to face the sham that her faith has become. Days before her heart transplant, she vows to change her ways and she renews her relationship with Christ. But when she awakens from the surgery, Savannah discovers that her faith has left her completely. Savannah's husband, Shaun, is concerned about his wife's odd behavior---and even more concerned about the secret he's keeping from her. If she doesn't bring down their ministry, then he might, losing his family in the process. A stranger may hold the answer to Savannah's recovery, but is Savannah strong enough to return to her old way of life? Can Shaun right his wrongs before word gets out? And do either one of them remember how to be who they once were---or who they want to be?In this latest relational drama from Alison Strobel, readers will explore the difference between emotional faith and life-giving truth as Savannah wonders if she can ever trust her heart again.


Let me know if you've read either of these books. I'd love to hear your thoughts!



Jessica R. Patch said...

Thanks for the reviews! I love Strobel's books too.

Dan Walsh said...


Wow...honored and humbled by your review. Really, one of the finest I've read out of the dozens I've read so far since The Deepest Waters released. I know you know, as a fellow writer, how satisfying it is when someone "gets it," that is, the heart of what you've been trying to say.

Reading your review gave me that feeling. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.


Lynda Lee Schab said...

Jessica - good to hear your an Alison Strobel fan, too!

Dan...thanks for the wonderful compliment. I truly enjoyed The Deepest Waters and look forward to reading and reviewing more of your books in the future! (and thanks for the Mother's Day wishes) :-)