Beneath a Southern Sky by Deborah Raney: Book CoverStory Plot:

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?

My Review:

As far as romance, the book is  Christian romance, which I never read before …The romance is pictured as  Christs love and sacrifice, and of how God can bring good from bad. So, that being said, though the storyline was good ,this book had the potential for being a really good book featuring an emotionally charged story line in stead it turned out more like a “Christian Harlequin” than anything else.

The author had a spiritual message she wanted to convey. If you like  spiritual message plastered on so thickly you can barely breathe, get the book shipped immediately.

I don’t recommend the experience.

Author Bio:

DEBORAH RANEY is at work on her 20th novel. Her books have won the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, enjoy small-town life in Kansas. They are new empty nesters with four grown children and two grandsons, all of whom live much too far away.

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multinomah Publishing.