Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Review: The Sky Beneath My Feet

I recently finished reading the book The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson. It didn't take me long to read this book at all. I downloaded it from Booksneeze to my Kindle app on my iPhone on a Thursday; I began reading on a Friday and finished it on a Monday afternoon. And I was BUSY that weekend. I just wanted to keep reading though. Good thing it was on my phone because it made it convenient to read!

The book is about Beth, a pastor's wife and mom of two teenage boys. Beth's husband Rick is taking a one month sabbatical from his church and he told Beth to plan a vacation for them. Beth struggles with planning something the whole family will enjoy and eventually a friend gives her the keys to a beach house in Florida. However, just before the sabbatical is to start, an old friend of the family comes to visit and offers Rick a great new pastoral job in Richmond. This offer throws Rick for a loop and he holes himself up in his office/shed without saying a word to anyone. No one knows exactly what is going on with Rick and it really upsets Beth and her boys. They begin trying to deal with their absent husband/father, but it messes up the vacation Beth had planned.

With Rick "away", Beth decides she needs to figure out some things for herself. She tries activities she never would have thought to do before, she gets involved in helping a girl who is addicted to drugs, she hangs out with people she has nothing in common with (or so she thinks), and she even has an adventure with her soul sister, Holly. Throughout this sabbatical Beth attempts to rediscover the idealistic woman she used to be.

The Sky Beneath My Feet was a great novel. I felt really close to the characters and I wanted to see Beth happy. I was really engrossed in this book and at times I was laughing, others times I was really angry at characters, and at other points I was so excited about what was happening! I would definitely recommend this if you want a light read. I also want to point out that this wasn't your typical Christian "Romance" Novel. This novel had characters that were down to earth and real; characters that can be related to. They struggled with serious things and it wasn't all lovey-dovey like some Christian novels are. I really enjoyed it!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's guidelines.

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