Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, May 18, 2012

Everybody's Daughter

About the Book:  What if you had a chance to ask a loved one for forgiveness – after they died? What would you say?

Would you give up your own lifetime of happiness for someone else?

Michael Stewart confronts these questions as he travels back in time through a mysterious tunnel in an old church when the Romans ruled with brutal violence and Jesus preached his peaceful message.

His teenage daughter Elizabeth soon follows Michael, but is surprised to discover that her father is nowhere to be found. Little does she know that Michael has returned safely to the present, leaving her to battle a vicious Roman soldier.

Separated by centuries, Michael is trapped to fight his own battles in the present day. Elizabeth’s disappearance, and the discovery of her blood in his car ignites a rush of judgment as the FBI focuses on him as a person of interest. Michael’s only hope for saving his daughter rests in the hands of his best friend -- a local pastor with secrets of his own -- and a mysterious old journal containing tales of miracles within the walls of the old church itself.

Thrilling and suspenseful, Everybody’s Daughter takes readers on a miraculous journey of their own, where salvation can be found in acts of sacrifice and hope remains forever eternal through the passage of a tunnel.

About the Author:  Michael John Sullivan is the author of Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness. It was published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books imprint in April 2010. The Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak as one of the year's best in Christian fiction for 2010. He recently finished the sequel, Everybody's Daughter, featuring more memories from his young adult life, including the day he walked to Forest Park as he contemplated taking his own life. Only the strains of a song prevented him from doing the unthinkable. Sullivan lives with his family in New York. He is a nominated board member for the Long Island Coalition of the Homeless.

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My Thoughts:  When I first got the book I was not sure what to expect after reading the above description, but was drawn in by the element of suspense that called to me so I decided to take a chance and read this book. This one one of the best choices I have made in a while.  This book was one I did not want to put down and there were a number of surprises thrown at me throughout the story.  This book, Everybody's Daughter, was a masterful  illustration of  love and forgiveness.
 Michael John Sullivan is a truly gifted writer who brings his story and it's characters to life. One minute I was angry and the next minute tears flowed freely down my face.   I was so engrossed by the time travel element of this story. What truly tugged at my heart strings was Michael John Sullivan's description of Jesus.  The description was so real and  so beautifully that I felt a strong desire to be there too.
Everybody's Daughter is unique, captivating and suspenseful. I could not put this book down nor did I want the story to end. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't recommend this book enough!  The oddity of characters, were quite memorable.  The protagonist's sister is skillfully drawn and the local, motorcycle-riding pastor is intriguing. But Elizabeth tops them all. The ending is absolutely amazing.  This is a must read for you reading Bucket List.

Disclaimer:  This is an  ebook received courtesy of the author and The B&B Media Group, in exchange for my honest review.  I would give this book a solid 5.

1 comment:

Michael John Sullivan said...

Thanks so much for reading and posting a review of my novel, Everybody's Daughter. I'm so happy you enjoyed the description of Jesus, who is truly my inspiration in how to walk through life. Thanks again for taking the time and effort to post your thoughts.