Monday, April 11, 2011
The Deepest Waters
The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh is a work of historical fiction inspired by a true story. It's the story of a newlywed couple, John and Laura Foster, who took a honeymoon journey across the Atlantic planning to go to New York. John intends to introduce his bride to his family as a surprise but disaster strikes as a hurricane tosses the ship to destruction. Laura is rescued and John is left floating on debris along with most men on the ship.
Laura continues on to New York making friends on the rescue ship. Upon her arrival, she is faced with the decision of whether or not to seek out John's family. Laura never gives up hope that he's somehow made it through this disaster.With the help of friends the decision is made for her and she is welcomed into the family.
The Deepest Waters was inspired by a documentary of a ship sinking off the eastern seaboard. Walsh was so interested that he read everything he could get his hands on about the shipwreck. I love how he took an otherwise 'insignificant' event in history and turned it into a story of love, hope and dependence on God. I've read other books by Walsh but this is by far my favorite. If you enjoy historical fiction, Christian romance and stories of adventure - The Deepest Waters should be on your reading list.
Available April 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.Thank you to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.