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Posted January 7, 2004
This sequel to 'Beneath a Southern Sky', will keep you turning pages until the last one. It continues with Natalie's growing up years. Until a tragedy strikes her life and she just feels lost and apart from God's forgiveness.....It is an incredible, original storyline, and the characters are so alive, you feel as though you know each one. Ms Raney draws you into Natalie's world and makes you want more!!!! How about a sequel to this one, I know you could continue Natalie's life in Timone' with her love for David, the mission work that she loves so much, plus continuing the lives of her family in the states. There is so much inspiration and love in this book, we could all use some application in our own lives. It is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves....a lesson with which Natalie struggles. PLEASE, PLEASE, one more book, Ms Raney!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 15, 2002
After contributing to the tragic death of her best friend, Natalie is unable to find a way to fit into her current life, so she joins her missionary father in Columbia. There she finds work among the Indians rewarding and challenging. What is more, she finds what she had never expected to, forgiveness and love. ***** This moving story will hold appeal to fans of all ages. The tough subject matter contains strong lessons for young people, yet is still interesting enough to hold the attention of older readers. Natalie gives us a heroine who is easy to relate to and empathize with her feelings. Though most people will hopefully never be in a similiar situation, everyone has to deal with learning to forgive the most unforgiveable person, one's self. *****Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 4, 2002
If ever a sequel could surpass its predecessor, this book has done it. After the Rains by Deborah Raney is the story of Natalie Camfield, daughter of Nathan Camfield and his wife, Daria. In the first book in this series, we meet Daria and Nathan when they are missionaries in Colombia, South America. Daria is forced to deal with Nathan¿s untimely death, only to discover a year and a half later, after she is married to another man, that Nathan is still alive. Award winning, Beneath a Southern Sky is that poignant, stirring story of the choices Daria must make between two husbands. After the Rains continues the story of their daughter Natalie and the tragedy that follows a moment of teenage rebellion. Can God forgive? And if He does forgive, will Natalie ever be free of the guilt and the harsh memories that dog her steps throughout her young adult years? Deborah Raney is a master of asking the tough questions and showing the inevitable consequences of sinful choices. This story evokes much emotion ¿ from tears to romantic yearnings to satisfying joy. I found this book to be a compelling read, which I highly recommend to anyone who loves a truly good story. But keep a box of tissues handy. Oh, and if you haven¿t read Beneath a Southern Sky, be sure to read that first. Both books excel in the craft of good writing ¿ you won¿t be disappointed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2002
This story features a character from "Beneath A Southern Sky," and both are wonderfully emotional stories that will tug at your heart. Grab a box of tissues and follow Natalie's painful path from fatal mistake to redemption, and love. Highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 3, 2002
After the Rains by Deborah Raney - Deb Raney is among the best authors at creating plot that twists and turns and leaves you holding on for dear life. I was devastated for Natalie Camfield as one wrong choice sent her reeling and then oh-so-glad when she discovers the healing her heart longs for. If you liked Beneath a Southern Sky you won't want to miss this incredible sequel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 2, 2002
Be warned! Do not sit down with Deb Raney¿s latest book, ¿After the Rains¿, unless you have time to finish it. (Because once you pick it up, you won¿t be able to put it down). If you haven¿t read any of Deb Raney¿s beautifully written books, you are missing some wonderful stories. Her characters are like real people with real flaws and real faith, who experience real forgiveness and grace. ¿After the Rains¿ will make you cry, laugh and remind you of God¿s constant love and his amazing capacity to forgive us over and over and over.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.