It is hard to "judge" a book, as it comes from someone else's heart and mind. But this story was too "drama queen". It was a far cry from where a Christian wife in grief is - a subject I know. Yes, everyone is different, but even in the depth of grief when you abandon your faith - and yes, it happens, reason still exists; not panic.
Let me review without giving away the story. I loved this book and the way it was written. The way Raney showed women can fight what God is telling us to do, and do things OUR way.....and yet our God is so amazing that He will love and take care of us even after our selfish ways. I find myself wondering what on Earth I would do if given a choice like that. What an impossible choice. Thank you for this book and making me remember how much love our Father has for us!
This was the first book I had read of this author. I could not put it down and would stay up late reading it. Even though I don't like her choice in the end, this is the best book I have ever read. I have got many others to reading it too!
Daria Camfield watches her husband walk away, never to return to their small hut in the jungles of Columbia. The young widow returns to the States heart-broken but holding the secret she never had a chance to share with Nathanshe carries their baby. Daria struggles to make a way for herself and her newborn daughter. When Dr. Colson Hunter enters her life, she wonders at the fact that God would allow her a second chance at love and family. When word arrives that Nathan is alive, Daria is caught between her two husbands and realizes she loves them both. Finally she turns to the God she has kept shut out of her life for far too long.Wonderfully written, believable, genuine characters come to life on the page with all their faults and glories. Raney shows just how easily we can justify the choices we make. She also shows the dangers of setting our own path rather than relying on God and waiting on His timing. The book explores relationship issues between husband and wife, parent and child, and adult parents and their children, giving biblical views of each. Beneath a Southern Sky takes an honest look at the struggles of new marriage, the deep riches of committed relationships, and the reality of sacrificial love. A wonderful, gripping story of sacrifice and second chances, it made my mind raced ahead to discover how Raney could possibly resolve this in a satisfying, biblical, and believable way. A believable ending is made even more powerful and satisfying by a touching epilogue. Recommended for women of any age.