Sunday, April 13, 2014

What Follows After by Dan Walsh

What Follows AfterBook Description:
In October 1962, Colt Harrison and his little brother, Timmy, hatched a plan. They would run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Savannah, Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents got back together. But things go terribly, terribly wrong. Colt's mother and father must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their broken marriage. 
In this emotional story, Dan Walsh takes readers on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family.

My Thoughts:
I both loved and hated this book!  When parents separate and pretend to everyone that things are still going well between them, it puts a strain on everyone.  When they force their kids to lie, well that is even worse.  Cold and Timmy decide to run away to show their parents how much they really should be together and things don't go anywhere close to how the boys planned.  
Oh my goodness.  This book was a roller-coaster ride.  I absolutely hate crying in books but this one made me.  There was such a connection the author made with these characters that you couldn't help but feel!  It was a terribly wonderful book that I read in one day.  I wanted so badly (and probably did) to tell the boys not to go.  The story line was superbly written and the characters presented flawlessly.  I rate this a 5/5.  

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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