Book #3 in The Restoration Series
By Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
For two years, Allan and Michele have been trying to have a baby. The emotional ride has been taking a toll on their hearts–and their relationship. Michele is obsessed with researching fertility treatments while Allan seems content to spend his time–and their money–on supporting displaced children in Africa. Something’s got to give. But they both hope it’s not their marriage.
Still, God has a plan for Allan and Michele that they could never have imagined. And all it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥
Dan Walsh isn’t the typical romance writer. He is a bit on the sappy side, but the thing I love about his novels is that certain element that stirs heartwarming emotions in me. Many times he writes about married couples which I love. The best romance is after a couple is married. His Restoration Series is about marriage and families. The first novel in the series, I loved. I loved the second novel, The Promise, but at times felt it was a little too sappy and preachy. That brings me to the third in the series, The Desire. This was my least favorite.
The Desire is about Michelle and Allan. Michelle was in the other two novels and struck me as a little self-centered and super spiritual. You know the type. I just don’t like her which ruined the novel for me. Michelle and Allan are going through infertility problems which many couples suffer through. Allan is taking it in stride by putting his emotional energy in a missions project he recently was involved in. Michelle, however, is an emotional wreck. I got the impression this is the only hard thing she’s ever had to go through, and since she expected a perfect life, it is devastating. She blames Allan for not being there for her emotionally. Dan Walsh is a good writer, and there are great elements to this novel. But her selfishness ruins it for me. I am looking forward to the next novel in the series though. It will focus on the younger brother who had been somewhat neglected in the other novels.