Everybody's Daughter

Everybody's Daughter

by Michael John Sullivan

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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, 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781943486441
Publisher: Fiction Studio Books
Publication date: 11/26/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 551,511
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

"Michael John Sullivan graduated from St. John’s University with a communications degree and a promising future in the field of journalism after working for the official school paper the previous two years. Six months later, he found himself washing his hair in a toilet at the same university as he prepared for a job interview.
Riding a New York City subway train at night, his only companion was a green plastic bag of belongings. During these bleak days, he began writing his most reflective and emotional childhood and adult memories now featured in two of his novels, NECESSARY HEARTBREAK and EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER.
Sullivan spent almost a month on the E train at night until he was rescued by relatives. After spending much of the past two decades raising their daughters while working at home, Sullivan returned to his notes in 2007 and began writing NECESSARY HEARTBREAK: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness. It was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint in April 2010. He finished EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER in 2012 and is currently writing the last book in the series, THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS.
Sullivan lives in New York with his family."

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Everybody's Daughter 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 408 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Stewart, a single father, does his best in providing a life for his teenage daughter, Elizabeth. Desperate to make sure a previous love of his life is safe from a brutal oppressor, Michael seeks a way back to first-century Jerusalem. Shortly after Michael finds a way back, his daughter follows. The author takes us back and forth between their situations. I won't give away the entire plot but Sullivan moves me back and forth with my emotions -- meeting Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount, having a chance to chance a tragic circumstance, desperate to find his daughter, and another meeting with Jesus. The ending was stunning, too. It's a book any age can read too. I was emotionally drained at the end of the story. Well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read a book like this one. Kept me wanting to actually be there with the characters. Very good reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked by the third page, it was a really excellent read!! I loved how Micheal John Sullivan, weaves the characters togethet. It was so good, and at times it was a page turner, and I loved how he brought our Lord and Saviour into the story If I see anymore of his books, I will definately get them!!
NY_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Wow! This is a book that is truly unique and heartwarming. I was particularly intrigued by the way the author cleverly wove together the various time frames yet maintained the "person" in each, ultimately bringing them together. A second aspect I really liked was the "real" aspect of the characters - not perfect people (and in fact with obvious hangups), but people who could be used by God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great read. Definitely more action-packed than the first book in the series. The plot is really intriguing and the characters are well developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everybody's Daughter is an incredible story of a father timetraveling to find his daughter in the 1st century. Surrounded by dangerous characters seemingly friendly,  Michael Stewart must navigate a treacherous path to safe his daughter and himself. The ending  is stunning and I'm hoping the third book is published soon. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling story that leaves you thinking. Looking forward to the third in the series, after I read the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This exciting time travel story grabbed me from the opening chapter. It's a quick read and it will seem even quicker because the story is not only exciting but intriguing. I can't wait to read Everybody's Daughter the sequel now. 
ReaderwriterBarb More than 1 year ago
Everybody’s Daughter by Michael John Sullivan is a stand-alone Christian novel that allows you to meet the characters from his first novel Necessary Heartbreak. A father’s daughter disappears and suspense mounts when her blood his found in his car. He allows himself to hope she’s disappeared in his world where the police can help. It isn’t long before he realizes there is no help for him in this world, and Elizabeth, his daughter, won’t be found in it. Sullivan has written another Christian novel to rock your world. Though it is a stand-alone, I highly recommend buying both. I bought, read, and reviewed both and loved them. Sullivan’s vivid description takes you back to first-century Jerusalem with the characters. Michael, Elizabeth’s father discovers the tunnel in a church open and is tempted to return to Jerusalem to look for a woman he fell in love with, Leah. He returns to his world only to discover his daughter is missing. The ending will surprise you. The plot has a twist you don’t expect. This author writes like he’s really been to Jerusalem. If you’re looking for a great Christian novel, don’t miss either of his. He’ll take you on an adventurous journey full of love, hope, and faith. I love the way the author captures today’s youth on the page. Sullivan does an excellent job of contrasting first-century Jerusalem with today's world. You’re in for forty-three chapters of suspense and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is a very excellent book that you will love to read!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a unique story in which there was no preaching. I loved it because the characters were much like me, messed up but worthy of God's love. There's no judging  and the story flows. You can't help but root for these characters to make it back home.  I felt like I was with them on the trip to Jerusalem. The ending brought tears to my eyes. I didn't realize there was a prequel, An Angel Comes Home. I'll read that and read this again. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Fast paced and got into the Connie character. Redemption and forgiveness are the themes of this time travel mystery. Wonder when the last book will be published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very poorly written. Weak character development. As another reviewer said, it is grammatically awkward. I found myself rereading entire sequences of dialog because it did not make sense. There were also sections where I felt I must have missed a page because the text did not flow well or a character was doing something and the reader has no idea how or why he/she got there. I'm sorry I wasted 2 days trying to read this book. :(
LindaRLR More than 1 year ago
Thank you Michael Sullivan for a beautiful, heartfelt story of a father's concern for his daughter. Just like his first book, Necesary Heartbreak, this second book in his series has touching moments of interactions with Jesus and a valuable lesson to be learned in forgiveness, reconciliation and letting go of your past. The theme was beautifully orchestrated in a life that was taken and given back. Well done Mike! So looking forward to the third book.
LovestoreadSH More than 1 year ago
Michael J. Sullivan has really evoked the feeling of love and understanding in all relationships- child/parent;friends,neighbors etc. This is a truly a book that has heart and is a feel good book. It gripped my attention from page 1 and it became a friend. I was sad to put it down when I was finished but I felt so upliftine I love to read and have ready many books from Austin to Tolstoy/ baldacci to Sparks- make that Sullivan. There are very few worth re-reading and Everybody's Daughter is one of them. I recommend you read it! One of the best books I have read!!! This is the next classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've reviewed quite a few books and have never given less than 4 stars on most of them. I feel bad giving this such a poor review but it was not the book for me. I usually give a book at least 100 pages before I'll stop reading it, but this book I couldn't even make it to page 50. It was poorly written and very awkward and the story was just kind of weird. Did not enjoy this book - sorry...
Deanocuse More than 1 year ago
I though the first book of the series was great but this one was even better. Really kept you on your toes and it was hard to put the book down. Another great job by the author Michael Sullivan. Would love to see this book turned into a movie. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Time travel is one of my favorite devices authors use. I try to read as many as I can. I stumbled across this different story while googling books in this genre. I am glad I did. I agree with some readers the story starts off slow. Perhaps this is because it's part of a trilogy. But I'm glad I was patient. The story moves very fast after the first ten or so pages. The characters are like any other person trying to make a living in a crazy time. After finishing it, I wondered whether someday humans will be able to time travel. Many scientists believe this. Oh well, I'm off topic a little but the book is recommended, especially if you like time travel and unexpected endings. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did i just attempt to read a different book than those givng it more than one star?? Choppy, abrupt writing that felt like a sixth grader writing their first dialog. Confusing waste of time. Could not get into the story at all because of poor writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really poor reading. The story is disjointed, lacks a solid plot, and meanders about without direction - it's not even well-edited, words are used incorrectly. It reminds me of the romantic fantasy stories we used to write in middle school. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was misrepresented; it should be listed under the category of Religion.This book could be read in a Christian bible study class, it is so deeply religious and entrenched in New Testament theology. It was not what I had expected and if I wanted to read about the teachings of Christ, I would have looked for a religious book on that topic.. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a feeling Mr. Sullivan's editor was on vacation when this manuscript was submitted!! The storyline was a good one but it was written in such a way that it should have been listed as a young adult book. I swear my granddaughter could have written it better and she's only eight years old. This was a complete waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written story with great research about how it was like to live in the time of Jesus. The author laid off the usual Christian preachy nonsense so I was able to last through the story. 
HeyRikki More than 1 year ago
Sullivan book isn't what I expected, a spiritual, time-traveling tale from here to the first century. and back.  It holds up as a good story, too. I wanted to  find out what happens next. The message is inspirational and thought-provoking. Need to pick up the first book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliantly written story about a man and daughter living through the economic struggles of modern day America and finding a tunnel back to the time of Jesus. The moments between  Michael Stewart and Jesus are well done. I'll read it again to make sure I haven't missed anything.