Thursday, April 12, 2012

Everybody's Daughter by Michael John Sullivan

Book Description:  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.
My Review:  Everybody's Daughter by Michael John Sullivan is one of those not to be missed reads if you enjoy fantasy that takes you back in Bible times---the time of Jesus and meeting Jesus face-to-face!
This story reminded me so much of Narnia but instead of a closet that takes one back into another realm, it's a tunnel in a church.  {How cool is that!}
But as with any trip back in time there are consequences and life applications that cannot change you're present life. 
The author, Michael John Sullivan, does an excellent job of creating the present, the past and the future into a smooth story.  
The story begins with Michael Stewart {it struck me how the author incorporated his own name into the story...something like Alfred Hitchcock making those quick cameo appearances in his movies} jiggling coins from his visits to the Bible days, his daughter,Elizabeth, whom Michael dearly loves,  comes to find him and talk.  Then there are a few chapters where Michael Stewart goes back into his own home life, then to the biblical days.  I loved how Jesus talked directly to Michael Stewart and Michael answered with truth and honesty for no one can talk with the Master and not be moved to speak truth from the heart!
Elizabeth is the daughter...the daughter of a man who loves his child as none other can!  Can the father give her as a gift? Can he let her take on punishment?  Only love like a father's can see a child through a difficult circumstance!  
This is the story of forgiveness and the greatest gift ever given!  
It is biblical fantasy mixed with truism of God's love for mankind and it's one grand story!
*This book was provided for review by B & B Media*
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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Fiction Std (May 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936558440
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936558445


  1. Thanks so much Tammy for reviewing my novel!

    Michael John Sullivan

  2. Tammy, nice review! Michael was kind enough to give me some guidance on the way to publishing my own book and you couldn't find a nicer guy. I am trying like crazy to figure out how to contact you to get my book out there for review. Please let me know. Thanks, Julie-Anne.

  3. Julie-Anne

    Leave your email address and I'll contact you. Thanks!

  4. Hi Tammy,
    I wanted to thank you again for posting a review on my novel, Everybody's Daughter, in May. I appreciate the time and effort associated with it.

    I also wanted to show my appreciation by letting you know that the kindle version will be free this Saturday and Sunday. I'm trying to limit it to just the reviewers that took the time to read and review Everybody's Daughter. I hope you can pass it along to your readers as well. The link is:

    Michael John Sullivan