AboutIn 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy.
And when they weren't, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.
For the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they've actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they've even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie--to their grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.
Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together. But when things go terribly, terribly wrong, Scott and Gina must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their marriage.
In this emotional story, bestselling author Dan Walsh takes you on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family. With profound insight into the heart of a hurting child, he reminds us that a time will come to look back on hard times and smile, because we'll know that what follows after . . . is not what we expected at all.
"Dan is an artist and his canvas is the novel, where he uses different colors and hues of words to create a masterpiece. What Follows After is a story that will surely touch your heart and soul."--John M. Wills, New York Journal of Books
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Unfinished Gift, The Discovery, and The Reunion, as well as The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year (2011-2013). Dan lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel. Visit www.danwalshbooks.com for more.
"Dan Walsh continues his ministry through his books. Dan is an artist who paints with words, and his canvas is the novel, where he uses different colors and hues of words to create a masterpiece. What Follows After is a marvelous old-school tale illustrating the importance of faith and family. It's a story that will surely touch your heart and soul."
John M. Wills, New York Journal of Books
"Award-winning Walsh explores the ways fear drives us in this compelling take on a family's worst nightmare, which is assuaged only by faith in God. As their world crumbles and the Harrisons feel less in control, the good that comes out of their dark situation points to the fulfillment of their faithfulness in the God they sought when they had nowhere else to turn."
"This story is complete with a fast pace and riveting storyline that keep readers' attention."
RT Book Reviews
"Walsh skillfully recreates the feel of the early 1960s and offers readers a suspenseful, heartfelt story."
This novel is scary. It is scary because this is something that really could happen at anytime. This takes place in 1962 but, it reads like it is now. Parents are usually the last to understand how much their children really understand what is going around in their own lives. The parents in this story have to learn the hard way that their children are the most important thing to them, not living a lie. I really liked this story and it is something parents should think about, that their children are in the middle. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Revell Publishing and all opinions are my own.