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Dear Reader,Over the past decade I've been working on a time-travel trilogy, occasionally reflecting back to my childhood and young adult experiences and incorporating it into the plot. While the hardships of spending nights riding a subway train were an emotional and sometimes physical burden for me, there's been a wonderful conclusion to this period of time.I've been able to heal while writing NECESSARY HEARTBREAK and EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER . It's also given me a chance to reflect upon the story and the characters and what they truly mean to me.One of the characters the readers have asked me about in particular is George Farmer, an old man who is found on the streets of Northport by the police with a suspicious fatal wound. What was George's background? What was his purpose to the story? Why was he found dead in that part of the book?While writing EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER I thought often about whether to expand George's role. But I was satisfied enough that the plotline was intriguing and the story moved in a consistent pace.Of course, once the book was published, it continued to bother me that I didn't fill in the blanks enough for the reader. So I decided to write a prequel to EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER, a novelette. I felt it important that the reader should know who George Farmer was in more detail and to bridge the gap between the two books.There's a twist, too, in showing the relationship between Pastor Dennis, Michael Stewart, and George Farmer. George was a man of strength, love, faith and hope. Perhaps someday you'll run into someone like him. Or better yet, you already have.Michael John Sullivan
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.
Is there one more miracle left?Teenager Elizabeth Stewart has been given the gift of life once more and uses it to risk everything for a close friend - even though it means leaving behind her father, Michael. Distraught, Michael poses as a Roman soldier, takes a sea journey with an Apostle, and is asked to help write part of the Gospel in his quest to safely bring his daughter home to the twenty-first century. In present time, Hewitt Paul, an embittered FBI special agent, seeks solutions to the mysteries surrounding Elizabeth and Michael's disappearance. As faith collides with cynicism and compassion faces off against cruelty, these three people will encounter the unimaginable in ways that alter their lives forever. Thrilling, illuminating, and ultimately resounding, THE GREATEST GIFT concludes the trilogy begun in NECESSARY HEARTBREAK and EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER in awe-inspiring fashion.
Is there one more miracle left?Teenager Elizabeth Stewart has been given the gift of life once more and uses it to risk everything for a close friend - even though it means leaving behind her father, Michael.Distraught, Michael poses as a Roman soldier, takes a sea journey with an Apostle, and is asked to help write part of the Gospel in his quest to safely bring his daughter home to the twenty-first century.In present time, Hewitt Paul, an embittered FBI special agent, seeks solutions to the mysteries surrounding Elizabeth and Michael's disappearance.As faith collides with cynicism and compassion faces off against cruelty, these three people will encounter the unimaginable in ways that alter their lives forever.Thrilling, illuminating, and ultimately resounding, THE GREATEST GIFT concludes the trilogy begun in NECESSARY HEARTBREAK and EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER in awe-inspiring fashion.
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