Review (Christian Fiction): The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh

The Deepest Waters
by Dan Walsh
Revell Publishers
304 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1980-7

From the publisher:
For John and Laura Foster, what began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 aboard the steamship SS Vandervere soon becomes a nightmare. A terrible hurricane strikes and the grand ship is lost in the murky depths of the Atlantic. Laura finds herself rescued with the other women and children, but how can she feel anything but despondent without her groom? Suspecting her John is gone but still daring to hope for a miracle, Laura must face the possibility of life alone.

My Review:
The Deepest Waters may not be unpredictable, it may not be prolific fiction but it is most definitely entertaining and uplifting! As I was reading I couldn't help but compare it to one of my favorite movies, The Titanic and I kept thinking to myself, "This is like a version of that story that Christians will love!" I know, I know the ship sinking in this book is not the Titanic but my experience with shipwrecks is limited and on the occasion when I do read a story centered around a boat I tend to compare it to that ill-fated oceanliner.

That said this story's central characters, John and Laura Foster each have their own dilemmas that are sure to inspire. John is stuck at sea with two fellow passengers with virtually no hope of a rescue and Laura is stuck wondering what she will do now that her new husband has been left for dead. Each must look deep inside to keep the faith that led them to each other alive. Like I said it was a liiiiittle predictable but it wasn't an overly drawn out story so I didn't mind much. It was short and to the point and yet still pulled at the ol' heartstrings. I could not imagine pretty much watching someone close to me die right before my eyes or worse yet not know for sure what their fate was. If you don't shed a tear or two...

Don't get me wrong this story is not all tears and grief. The little dog Crabby is one of the best four-legged critters I ever met and provided a bit of comic relief. Lassie, you best make room 'cause Crabby isn't taking any nonsense! I recommend The Deepest Waters for anyone male or female, young or old who enjoys a good, clean story. I enjoyed Mr. Walsh's book and look forward to the next one, Unwrapping Christmas this Fall.

To learn more about the author visit:

“Available April 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

*I received my complimentary review copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest review.*



  1. I've heard that this is a very romantic story. I just downloaded another book by this author as a freebie. Maybe I'll get to it this summer!


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