Beneath the Night Tree by Nicole Baart is the final installment of a series including After the Leaves Fall and Summer Snow. Having not read the
first two, I cannot comment on the flow. I did not, however, have any trouble reading this title as a stand alone book.
I must admit that I was a bit, well, slow getting into the book. For some reason, it did not grab my interest the way others do. However, around page 70, the pace started to pick up for me and in the end I must say I love this story!
The gist of the storyline is this: Julia DeSmit is a single mom of both her son and her very young brother, who was abandoned by their mother. They live with Julia's grandmother on a farm in Iowa. Between working full-time, being a mom, managing a household, making time for her out-of-town boyfriend and attending college at the local tech school, Julia is a very busy girl for her age of twenty-four. Her world is shaken when her son's absent father suddenly reenters her life and wants a relationship with his boy. Can she forgive him for leaving her all those years ago? Has he really changed? To add another twist, her boyfriend proposes marriage. She is overjoyed but cannot help but wonder how it will affect her boys, grandmother, her life. All the while, Julia wonders if God really is listening to her prayers or has He decided to remain silent?
With themes pertaining to God, forgiveness, prayer and family it is a must read for Christian fiction lovers or anyone who enjoys a clean romance.
**********I received this book for review free of charge from Tyndale Blogging Network. All opinions are 100% mine and I was not expected to write a favorable review.********