About the Book
As WWII draws to a close, war widow Vera Larsen Trumbell knows all too well the sacrifices of those left on the home front. Working on her family's farm has sustained Vera and her young children, but she now yearns for a sense of normalcy. The end of the war has been bittersweet for the Larsen clan as they and the residents of their small Wyoming town continue to pick up the pieces of their former lives.
Navigating the complexities of a postwar world, Vera and her family face the changing ideals swirling around them. From rising controversy surrounding women's presence in the workplace to the town's cold reception of the newest member of the family—a beautiful French freedom fighter—the American dream of days gone by has been thrown off balance. Even Vera's own life is set spinning when, despite her better judgment, she feels a growing attraction for the brooding and mysterious local schoolteacher.
As the Larsen family and their neighbors tread on thorny territory, will the people of this small town find the strength to embrace an unfamiliar and extraordinary future?
About the Author
During her early years of reading, Ranee` S. Clark devoured fantasy books, which continued into her adulthood—since she often believes that a well-written romance novel is a delightful fantasy. Though raising three boys can sometimes hamper both romance with her own Mr. Charming and her writing, she tries to get a little of both in every day. And most of the time she succeeds.
In her novel Beneath the Bellemont Sky, author Ranee S. Clark does a fantastic job of capturing the time period, as well as family life and the life of a small town. Readers will immediately fall in love with the historical story and the many characters, with the main focus not so much being on the war as being the Larsen family. This story is about this delightful family picking up the pieces of their lives and pressing forward after the men return home from fighting in WWII. After the war, things are different; some family members have not come home or some have been wounded both physically and mentally. Not only are there these challenges, but the challenge of prejudice against one of the Larsen’s French wife come home from the war with him. Not only does Clark show the pains and struggles of the Larsen family and life during this time period, but the joys and pleasures as this strong family find ways to overcome. And best of all, this charming and enjoyable historical novel is also has a romance mixed into the story. Not wanting to put this book down, readers will definitely have warm fuzzies throughout the story; especially after turning the last page.
Genre: historical, clean romance, WWII
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: March 1, 2018
Number of pages: 193
A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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