Not sure why this is so (though I'll take it happily) but a number of national magazines, some who passed on my first two novels, are reviewing my 3rd book, The Deepest Waters, which releases in less than 2 weeks on April 1st. The reviews have been very positive.
Here's an excerpt from several I've received in the last week or so (this first one actually did give great reviews to my other novels):
4 Stars - "Walsh provides a story inspired by real events that reveals hope, true love, and faith in God. But it will also keep readers on the edge of their seats as they learn the fate of John and Laura. The story grabs you and carries you all the way through to the end..."
-- RT Book Reviews Magazine (has millions of subscribers and in bookstores everywhere)
"...Fans of faith-based historical fiction will find Walsh’s latest novel to be a compelling tale of hope and fortitude, while inspirational-romance readers are certain to go through a box of Kleenex waiting to see if Laura and John really do get their richly deserved happily-ever-after ending."
--Booklist Magazine (goes out to 90,000 librarians across the US)
"Inspired by real life events from 1857, where God did bring about one miracle after another, The Deepest Waters reminds the reader that even in hopeless situations, God is still at work. Walsh's emotional work matches the compelling storytelling of bestselling romance author Nicholas Sparks."
-- Christian Retailing Magazine (distributes monthly magazine to every retailer in the US who sells Christian material, over 10,000).
Needless to say, I'm very grateful that a book I labored on for almost a year is off to such an encouraging start.