Story Plant hardcover
Fiction Studio Books e-book
Original Publication Date:
May 1, 2012
Story Plant Publication Date:
September 10, 2013
“One of those not to be missed reads if you enjoy fantasy that takes you back in time.”
– Tammy’s Book Parlor
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.
“I could not lay it down. I loved it!”
– My Favorite Things
Michael John Sullivan
“A beautiful story.”
– A Year of Jubilee Reviews
“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!”
– Reviews from the Heart
“The last time I remember talking about a book this much was after I read The Help."
– Rainy Day Reviews
“Michael John Sullivan is a truly gifted writer who brings his story and it's characters to life. One minute I was angry and the next minute tears flowed freely down my face.”
– Karen’s Korner
“A brilliant masterpiece.”
“Part mystery, part suspense and filled with exciting time travel, this book kept me interested from beginning to end.”
– Just One More Paragraph
“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.”
– Susan Petrone
“Michael Sullivan created a story with amazing characters that would sure find a special place in the hearts of readers. The author combines First Century setting and Biblical fiction, meeting Jesus and many early Bible characters with introducing his modern day family and pens an intriguing and fascinating story that will suspense, thrills and twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages until the very end.”
– Splashes of Joy
“Sullivan has written not only a winner of a story that I couldn't put down, but a premise that makes you think. My favorite books are those that make me seek out the next ones because I can't get the characters or the plot out of my head – and Everybody's Daughter shows no signs of leaving anytime soon.”
– A Nest in the Rocks
"Michael and Elizabeth are characters that I have become attached to and will be disappointed to see a final book where I have to say goodbye for the long term."
– Bibliophile’s Retreat
“A suspenseful page turner…. The novel is rich in its plot, sub-plots, characters who readers will long remember with a craving to read the next one.”
“Everybody's Daughter is a unique, captivating and suspenseful story. I could not put this book down nor did I want the story to end. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't recommend this book enough!”
– Ordinary Servant
“Absolutely breathtaking! Be sure to have a box of tissues ready and be ready to stay up late into the night to finish reading this book. Once you start it you will not want to put it down.”
– Abbie Reviews
Michael John Sullivan writes intensely emotional stories that blend heart-rending domestic drama with spirit-stirring fantasy. The combination is as fulfilling for the reader as it is rare and prompted Rainy Day Reviews to say of Everybody's Daughter, “The last time I remember talking about a book this much was after I read The Help."