Everybody's Daughterby Published 16 May 2012
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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, Everbody'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."
Everybody's Daughter Reviews
The first chapter left me bit confused, but it seems this is a second book from a Trilogy. The first book was Necessary Heartbreak and Everybody’s Daughter is the continuation.
The plot is nothing original as its all about Time Traveling, but what it makes it interesting was that the Author have taken it to another direction---a a time travel to Jerusalem.
It was a vivid picture of presenting the old ways and customs and how a modern man adapts to its drastic change of environment.
Of course, I know I can also get a description of what people wear and what kind of lifestyle they have by just reading the Bible, but it was the Author’s skillful writing that makes it more appealing.
I can’t help but be sympathetic with Michael Stewart who seemed to be down on his luck. Being a single parent, lousy with relationships, dysfunctional family with a sister who drives him crazy, added to his burden that he is in love with Leah, a woman he met when he was in ancient Jerusalem.
Reading it through and through, I felt like Michael should be given some slack or a breather from all that tragedy and countless problems.
It also comes to my mind, how the children from C.S Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe discovered or landed in Narnia through this huge closet, but in this book it was a tunnel the mysteriously would shows up at this basement of an old Church and acts like a portal to another time.
Everybody’s daughter is not about just Michael, but his relationship with his teenage daughter Elizabeth who also time traveled, but ended up in a different period. It is fast paced and character driven.
An excellent supernatural/suspense thriller especially if you wondered how cool it must have been if you have the chance to meet Jesus Christ in person and how to deal with bitterness, forgiveness and personal loss.
Everybody's Daughter, by Michael J. Sullivan, is both the second book of a trilogy as well as a novel that can easily stand on its own. You don't have to have read Necessary Heartbreak, the first in the trilogy, in order to enjoy this one (but you should because it adds to the richness of the read and because Necessary Heartbreak is a great title).
Everybody's Daughter centers on Michael Stewart, a long-widowed forty-something whose greatest accomplishment is raising his 14-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, on his own after his wife was killed in a car accident. A troubled family history and the guilt and grief he feels over his wife's death has left Michael struggling to connect with the world and others. And he's also dealing with the normal challenges any parent does with a daughter who is no longer a little girl but still needs her dad. While volunteering at their church, he and Elizabeth discovered a tunnel that led them to First Century Jerusalem in the week before Christ's death. Four months later, he is still pondering the meaning of what he saw and who he met, especially a woman named Leah, who helped save him and Elizabeth from a brutal Roman soldier and with whom Michael fell in love. When Michael has the chance to enter the tunnel again, he does. Elizabeth follows him, not knowing that her father has already returned. Michael is blamed for Elizabeth's disappearance. Father and daughter must fight their separate battles in separate centuries.
Everybody's Daughter works on a number of levels. Yes, it's a "Christian" novel, because faith does play a large part in Michael's journey, but it is much more than a "God will make you happy" novel. Parts of it feel like a mystery as Michael tries to find Elizabeth. In Michael, Sullivan has drawn a deeply rich, complex character who has as many doubts about God and forgiveness and as much pent-up anger and guilt as the rest of us. He's not an anti-hero; he's imperfect and flawed and genuine.
What moved me the most about this book is that it is filled with genuine emotion that isn't overwrought and with a view of faith and forgiveness that feels natural and accessible. (There's actually a little inter-faith scene that adds some comic relief at a crucial point.) Everybody's Daughter is a difficult book to classify. Is it religious fiction? Historical fiction? Mystery? Mainstream fiction? It's a little bit of all those things, and it's a great read. Give it a try. (Now I can't wait for the third book.)
Title: Everybody’s Daughter
Author: Michael John Sullivan www.MichaelJohnSullivan.com
Publisher: Fiction Standard
What would you do if you could travel back to the time when Jesus walked the earth? Is there a particular time of Jesus’ life you would like to witness for yourself? Have you any questions you would love to ask Jesus? This story is a continuation of the first in this series entitled, Necessary Heartbreak, which I recommend you read first. Even if you don’t read that book first, you will be engrossed in the story within minutes of starting.
There is man named Michael, who is a single father, raising a daughter alone. They have been together without a wife/mother since after Elizabeth was born. How did they end up where they are? Where are they? Well, it depends on what part of the story you are reading. The author leads his readers through the characters he created to the many different events in the life of Jesus. Michael and Elizabeth can’t go to Jerusalem any time they want to though, and they aren’t the only ones who have experienced this phenomenon. In a church, there is a Black Book where many pastors have written down stories from people who have traveled back in time. Does this book contain clues for those who follow them?
Dennis is the pastor and he has a past. What kind of past? One that shows his many mistakes and a desire now to be forgiven of the sins he has committed. Dennis’ past somehow involves Michael’s, but how? There are Connie, Sammie, and Jim who know Michael or want to know him, but Michael wants nothing to do with them. The FBI wants to talk to Michael about his daughter; they think he has done something to her. Why? Well, you’ve got to read the book! In the story, it is interesting how different characters respond to what Michael or Elizabeth tells them. Some think they have lost it while others believe them. Though they can’t travel back in time when they want to, there is something that links the travel times together. Can you guess what it is?
In this work of fiction, you and I are shown how lives interact with others. We see how Jesus might be working in our lives to make all things new. Sometimes we might even forget that God has a better plan that we can’t quite grasp or the fact that He is present always. I read this book with a thirsty soul and came through to find I enjoyed the story immensely. You might find you can relate to a character or two as they come together to create a brilliant masterpiece. For me, this is a 5-star book. This is a book that is believable and well-written fiction that has a touch of reality. Can you find it?
Everybody's Daughter is the tale of a man, Michael, whose love and commitment for his daughter, Elizabeth, faces challenges he must overcome while staying true to his faith. On an old church, Michael discovers a time tunnel. He explores this divine entrance in the first novel, Necessary Heartbreak. In Everybody's Daughter, the second novel of this trilogy, Elizabeth, his daughter, decides upon searching for her father to travel to the past, where she encounters much danger. Realizing that Elizabeth is not around, Michael pursues her by traveling to the past. They are in Jesus' time, trying to survive. I do not want to give too much of the story away but I will say that Sullivan's storytelling is very powerful. Readers will find themselves immersed in this period. The author recreates the past in vivid detail, with characters who grow on you forever. Michael's devotion to those he loves, is what heroes are all about.
There are many fascinating characters like the beautiful Leah. But it's the one who has continued to be special to many on earth that turns this book into a must read. Time-travel is not a novelty. There have been many books using it as a theme, but Sullivan twists and turns events into exciting passages. The mysterious time-tunnel in the back of the old church adds intrigue and suspense to this well written novel by Michael John Sullivan, whose writing is a sign of why he's on his way to becoming one of America's beloved writers.
I love it when I can find a unique take on a great historical novel and I found one hidden in the pages of Michael John Sullivan's latest novel, Everybody's Daughter. This is a unique blend of Science Fiction and Biblical Historical Romantic Suspense Fiction, so there is bound to be something for just about every book lover's genre!
In this wonderful novel, Michael Stewart and his daughter Elizabeth have the uncanny ability to be able to travel back in time through a tunnel beneath the old church he volunteers at to the days of when Jesus was still alive. He begins to live almost a double life, falling in love with a woman named Leah in Jerusalem, while struggling to raise his daughter Elizabeth in the current time frame. The interesting part of the story is how this novel opens with a last minute escape from a Roman soldier who was after both Michael and Elizabeth as they slipped back in time to the present day. While they remained safe, they left Leah behind who is now faced with dealing with Marcus, the Roman soldier who wanted to marry Elizabeth, even though she is only 14.
Michael is haunted by not knowing Leah's outcome and if she is still alive after they were able to escape. He's tried numerous times to pass back through the tunnel but it has remained closed, leaving him to wonder what has happened since he left. When Michael is asked to retrieve some items from the basement of the old church, he is immediately drawn into the tunnel once more and whisked back to Jerusalem. Only he has no control over how far back into the future he has traveled, he merely just shows up. When he arrives, it is farther back in time than when he met Leah, before her husband was viciously murdered but also back when Jesus was still alive.
Michael gets a rare moment while trying to find Leah's husband who is traveling to locate the Rabbi or teacher, the man we know as Jesus. Michael is able to hear Jesus speak to the multitudes on a hillside and afterwards has a most unusual encounter with Jesus in a cave where he learns just what his purpose is in being able to travel through time.
Now Elizabeth has realized that her father has traveled back in time without her and seeks out to find him. When she does, she finds herself in a different period of parallel time than her father and her life is now in danger. Will Michael be able to locate Elizabeth or will they be separated by the parallel periods of time in which they are able to travel back and forth in?
I received this novel, Everybody's Daughter by Michael John Sullivan compliments of B & B Media Group for my honest review and LOVED it. It's almost like a Historical version of the Time Traveler's Wife in which this one revolves around going back into the year of Christ and dealing with the people and events of that time period, meeting with Jesus, the disciples, and even witnessing the crucifixion of Jesus. Along the way however they soon find that the local pastor of the church holds the secrets of reuniting them both with a mysterious journal containing the tales of miracles within the walls of the old church itself. For me, this one rated a 5 out of 5 stars and a must read for book lovers of Biblical History and Suspense Fiction.
Everybody's Daughter is the sequel to Necessary Heartbreak which The Library Journal named one of the best books in 2010 in the Christian Fiction category. So you know I will definitely be picking this one up to see where it all began!