Friday, September 16, 2011

Beneath the Night Tree~Book Review


I have had this book sitting in my to read pile for a long time! Too long! I looking through my pile the other day and decided to give it a go.

From the Publisher

Do I have a child? Julia DeSmit knew she would face the question eventually, but she didn’t expect it now. At twenty-four, she is finally content with the way her life has unfolded. A single mother to her son and young brother, she works at the local grocery store while chipping away at a two-year degree. All her free time is spent with her unorthodox family—her boys, her grandmother, and her boyfriend of five years. It’s not perfect, but Julia is happier than ever.
So when she receives the cryptic e-mail from her son’s father, Julia’s world is turned upside down. She hasn’t heard from Parker since he left her in a college parking lot nearly six years ago. But one look at her son—the spitting image of his father—is enough to convince her that, for better or worse, Parker is a part of their story. Faced with this new reality and an unexpected tragedy, Julia begins a tightrope walk between what was and what is, what she hopes for and what will be.

My Thoughts

I don’t know why I waited so long to read this book. It was such a good story! Beneath The Night Tree is actually the third book in this series. I have not had the pleasure of reading the first two books.  This book is a stand alone book though and gave quite a bit of back story to make it easy to follow.

Julia is a single mom raising her 5 year old son, her 10 year old half brother and living with her grandma.  Julia has been seriously dating Michael for sometime now and hoping Michael proposes marriage soon! She loves Michael and wants to start a life with him.

Then one day she receives an email from her son’s father, Parker. Completely out of the blue. Julia’s world is changed in ways she does not expect. Her faith is tested. Is marriage to Michael really want she wants?  Has Parker changed?

This is a very touching story. Julia must make some hard choices and really look at her life, her faith and what matters the most!

Beneath the Night Tree is available at CBD and Amazon.

disclosure: I received this book as a Tyndale blogger in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.


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