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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Desire: The Restoration Series by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley - Book Review

About The Book:

For two years, Allen and Michele have been trying to have a baby. For Michele, it has become an obsession. But Allen seems content to spend his time–and their money–saving orphans in Africa. As Michele researches their options for fertility treatments, she begins to resent Allen’s divided attention.

And yet, God has a plan for Allen and Michele that they could never have imagined. All it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart . . .

With a keen eye toward the give-and-take of the marriage relationship, along with the ability to weave an engaging story, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley show readers what it is to have godly desire and show selfless love. Fans will love this heartwarming story. -

See more at: http://www.danwalshbooks.com/books/books-with-gary-smalley/the-desire

My Thoughts:

"The Desire" is book three of Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley's Restoration Series, which follows the Anderson family and their journeys toward a more fulfilling and faithful life.

While the main story in "The Desire" centers on Michele and Allen's quest for having a baby and Allen's mission to Africa, there is also intertwined the story of Christina, a young girl who is pregnant and has no place to go and no one to turn to.  When she meets Marilyn Anderson, Christina's life is turned around by this caring Christian family who help her make some difficult life decisions regarding her unborn child and her future.

I don't often cry when I read, but both of these stories really touched my soul and my heart. 

Dan Walsh is one of my favorite Christian authors and the work he has done since partnering with renown author Gary Smalley has been just short of miraculous. Their storytelling in this series is inspirational, but not the "beat you over the head" style, but a more quiet and gentle approach to finding joy and love and faith.

I enjoy this series and look forward to the fourth book, "The Legacy" which will be out this coming spring.  I highly recommend these books.

About The Authors:

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, as well as The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel. Learn more at www.danwalshbooks.com.

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of 16 books, along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching, and counseling, speaking to over 2 million people in live conferences. Smalley has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Extra, The Today Show, and The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, as well as numerous national radio programs. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Colorado.

My thanks to Revell Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.
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