Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh*A review


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.

Paperback: 300 pages

Publisher: Revell (April 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9780800719807

ISBN-13: 978-0800719807

ASIN: 0800719808

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

I was born in Philadelphia in 1957 (guys don't care if you know) to a mostly blue-collar, hard-working Irish family. My Dad was the first person on either side of the family to earn a college degree. It took him nine years, working during the day, going to college at night, using the GI Bill from his war days in Korea. In the mid-sixties, General Electric hired him as an engineer for the Apollo space program. We packed up and moved to Florida, which is really where I grew up. I spent my childhood years playing basketball and surfing. In the spring of my senior year in high school I met the woman who would become my wife, Cindi. We dated for a brief period. I asked her to marry me and, to my great surprise, she said yes. We were married near the end of 1976. We have two children, now grown. The desire to write novels first began in high school. But I didn't have the time to pursue this passion until 2007. To find out more, visit my website at


The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh is a book you will love to read and reread. This book was inspired by a true story and I found it fascinating. I really like books written around a true story. There’s something about truth and fiction together that really makes great reading. I like the tenderness, compassion and love of God the two main characters have. Each chapter is full of action, suspense and tender feelings. The Deepest Waters is not only one story, but several in one book. This is the third book Dan Walsh has written and in my opinion it is his best yet. The Deepest Waters is about a shipwreck in the 1800’s with chaos and trouble, and also the heartbreaking parting of newlyweds (John and Laura.) The ship went down because of a hurricane, where only one hundred three women and children were rescued. Four hundred of the men had to remain on the injured ship On the Cutlass where the women and children were rescued a slave, Micah, befriended Laura. In this story you will see miracle after miracle. What makes this even more intriguing is that John never told his family he was married or bringing his wife back and John never got along with them. So Laura has to face this all alone, but she has God and isn’t alone. Another thing I really liked is the note from the author that told of all of the true things that did happen and it was amazing. So yes, I highly recommend this book and will keep it for my private collection. I really love such a tender, tear jerking story. Very sweet read.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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