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The desire : a novel / Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley.

By: Walsh, Dan, 1957-.
Contributor(s): Smalley, Gary.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Walsh, Dan, Restoration series: 3.Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2014Description: 325 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780800721503 (pbk.); 0800721500 (pbk.).Subject(s): Adoption -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Christian fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: Allan and Michele's marriage is tested in unexpected ways by Michele's near-obsession with having a baby and Allan's determination to save orphans in Africa.
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For two years, Allan and Michele have been trying to have a baby. For Michele, it has become an obsession. But Allan seems content to spend his time--and their money--saving orphans in Africa. As Michele researches their options for fertility treatments, she begins to resent Allen's divided attention. And yet, God has a plan for Allan and Michele that they could never have imagined. All it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart . . .

With a keen eye toward the give-and-take of the marriage relationship, along with the ability to weave an engaging story, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley show readers what it is to have godly desire and show selfless love. Fans will love this heartwarming story.

Allan and Michele's marriage is tested in unexpected ways by Michele's near-obsession with having a baby and Allan's determination to save orphans in Africa.

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Library Journal Review

No one seems to understand Michele's deep desire to have a child of her own, not even her husband, Allan, who's caught up in his own dream of opening an orphanage in Ethiopia. Although the couple have been trying to conceive for two years, Allan and even Michele's mother seem unconcerned. Michele is unsure if their separate dreams will drive them apart, but she follows her husband to Ethiopia and discovers that God answers prayers in unexpected ways. VERDICT This stirring tale of love and faith is the third book in the "Restoration" series (following The Promise) by Carol Award-winning author Walsh and renowned relationship expert Smalley. Readers familiar with the authors' work will not be disappointed by this uplifting and powerful story and its message that God will provide. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Best-selling inspirational authors Walsh and Smalley (The Promise, 2013) bring readers back into the lives of the Anderson family with the third book in the Restoration series. Michelle and her husband, Allan, have been trying unsuccessfully for a year to become pregnant, a struggle thrown into sharp focus with the arrival of Christina, who is eight months pregnant and deciding whether to place the baby up for adoption. In the midst of these complicated and heart-wrenching familial struggles, Allan has committed to another emotionally taxing project: the opening of an orphanage in Ethiopia. Walsh and Smalley reach straight into the hearts of their characters, creating people as real and complex as our own friends and family. Readers' hearts will ache and soar as Michelle and Allan come to terms with what they feel God's plan for parenthood will look like, especially when it is inevitably different than their own original dreams. However, as is often true, the journey toward discovering a new dream makes the results that much more satisfying.--Richard, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist