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Review & Sample Chapter | The Desire by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley

Can faith build a bridge between their dreams?

The Desire
Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley

*** Special THANK YOU to the publisher for providing me with a review copy. My review is my own personal opinion.***



For two years, Allan and Michele have been trying to have a baby. The emotional ride has been taking a toll on their hearts–and their relationship. Michele is obsessed with researching fertility treatments while Allan seems content to spend his time–and their money–on supporting displaced children in Africa. Something’s got to give. But they both hope it’s not their marriage.

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


Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and What Follows After. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. 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.

Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance and The Promise with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.


The Desire is another fabulous addition to the Restoration series.
I love this series, because it takes very deep and relevant issues and sets them in a fiction story that not only entertains but enlightens!
This author team is the perfect combo. To me, Gary brings timeless truths to the table and Dan paints the story in vivid color.
I love that this story introduces us to a couple struggling with infertility.
This is something that many couples face and I think the authors have tackled this topic with great realism and sensitivity.
We first met character Michelle in previous books in the series, but I love that this story is her story. She and her husband Allan seem to be going in opposite directions, each dealing with their trial in different ways.
Will they be able to survive this crisis together, or will it tear them apart?
You’ll have to read The Desire to find out!!!
I look forward to reading more of this great series.



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