Monday, February 22, 2010
Book Review: Beneath a Southern Sky
Her Second Husband Healed the Sorrow of a Tragic Loss.
Her First Has Just Returned from the Dead.
Which Man Has the Right to Claim Daria’s Heart?
After two years of serving as a missionary in a remote area of South America, Daria Camfield has returned to the States to mourn her husband, reportedly killed while providing medical aid to a neighboring Colombian village.
One family discovers how God can redeem any tragedy.
At first, Daria finds comfort only in the daughter born to her after Nate’s tragic death. As she begins to heal, she also finds a listening ear and a tender heart in her new boss, veterinarian Colson Hunter. Determined to move forward with life, Daria ignores the still small voice calling her to wait and accepts Cole’s marriage proposal. But after the wedding, Daria’s new dream life turns into a nightmare with the arrival of an unbelievable telegram: “Nathan Camfield found alive. Flying into K.C. Int’l. via Bogota…”
Now two men have the right to her daughter, her life, and her love. Will Daria return to her beloved first husband, abandoning Cole? Or will she reject Nate and choose the only man her daughter has ever called “Daddy”--a man she has come to cherish with all her heart?
Oh my gosh.
Can you even imagine?
This book knocked me to the floor. I mean think about losing the love of your life and then trying to move on, finally doing so and then you find out your first husband is still alive? I think I'd totally lose it.
I read this book in one sitting. It captivated me. I laughed and cried and when I was finished I felt satisfied yet sad. I loved how the author brought you into the story. You just feel like you're there and you feel the characters pain. It's an excellent Christian novel that shows how God can help someone over a tragedy.
You can get a copy here.
*Disclaimer: This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah. The opinion is my own.*