Friday, September 12, 2014

The Desire by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley (Restoration Series Book 3)

This book can rip at your heart, especially if you know someone or if you have struggled with wanting a baby and don't have one. Allen and Michele just aren't having that come easily. While Allen is, like many men, more able to deal with it in other ways, he works with orphans and feels more fulfilled. Michele is desperate for a child. They have to find out what God's plan is if they are going to move forward in their relationship, and their life. It is never easy to be childless and wanting a child, but God always, has a plan.

While this is a topic I hold dear to my heart, this book just didn't do for me what I was hoping. It is good, but I didn't find it as strong in some ways as the others.

Carol :)

For two years, Allen and Michele have been trying to have a baby. For Michele, it has become an obsession. But Allen seems content to spend his time--and their money--saving orphans in Africa. As Michele researches their options for fertility treatments, she begins to resent Allen's divided attention. And yet, God has a plan for Allen and Michele that they could never have imagined. All it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart . . .

With a keen eye toward the give-and-take of the marriage relationship, along with the ability to weave an engaging story, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley show readers what it is to have godly desire and show selfless love. Fans will love this heartwarming story.
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, as well as The Unfinished GiftThe Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. 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. Learn more at

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of 16 books, along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching, and counseling, speaking to over 2 million people in live conferences. Smalley has appeared on national television programs such as OprahLarry King LiveExtraThe Today Show, and The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, as well as numerous national radio programs. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Colorado.

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