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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Legacy by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley (The Restoration Series 4)
Well, this wasn't my favorite book. It start off a bit cliche, and kind of stayed there. Doug is the typical Christian raised child who goes to collage and falls into drinking, less than savory friends, and pre-marital issues. There is a girl back home, who cares about him, but figures that will not work out since he is "falling away" from his roots. The comic-con angle was the most interesting part, and while I do like both author's work, this one didn't work for me like I wish it had. I realized what they were trying to do, but it didn't work for me. I could see the places the heart of the authors were in the most, but it was still all so very predictable that I was sad and felt that it was a weak finally to the series.
My copy came from Revell in exchange for my honest review and nothing more.
One young man is about to discover the true cost of independence For years, Doug Anderson has been drifting slowly but steadily away from both his family and his faith. His parents have been trying to reach him before he falls too far. His friend Christina hopes what she is seeing online isn't true. But sometimes you have to hit bottom before you're ready to grow up. Just as things begin to settle down a bit, Doug's life takes a turn that requires every bit of faith and patience for both his family and Christina--whose growing feelings for Doug, a man who writes her off as not worth his time, keep her off balance. Will Doug's crisis finally clear his vision and help him focus on what he has right in front of him? The emotionally gripping conclusion to the series critics are calling . . . "Captivating."--RT Book Reviews "Emotional."--Booklist "Uplifting."--Library Journal "Satisfying."--New York Journal of Books
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance, The Promise, and The Desire with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists forRT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. 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. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.