A Rainbow Above Us

A Rainbow Above Us

by Sharon Sala

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Overview

A USA Today Bestseller!

"Filled with unforgettable charm and delight!" —Robyn Carr #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

What will it take to bring people together?

Hurricane Fanny left no one in Blessings, Georgia unscathed—including Rowan Harper, the only surviving member of her family. Rebuilding her life now seems almost impossible.

Bowie James comes back to help repair his grandmother's house, but he doesn't intend to stay long. He and his mother were forced out of Blessings a decade ago, and he's neither forgiven nor forgotten those responsible.

But Rowan is kindhearted, beautiful, and lost, and Bowie discovers that he can entrust her with his deepest secrets. If only their love could bring hope and healing to everyone around them, maybe they'd be willing to give it a chance...

Blessings, Georgia Series:
You and Only You (Book 1)
I'll Stand by You (Book 2)
Saving Jake (Book 3)
A Piece of My Heart (Book 4)
The Color of Love (Book 5)
Come Back to Me (Book 6)
Forever My Hero (Book 7)
A Rainbow Above Us (Book 8)

Praise for the Blessings, Georgia series:
"A delight... I couldn't put it down."—Fresh Fiction
"Engaging, heartwarming, funny, sassy, and just plain good."—Peeking Between the Pages
"Sala's novel is one of those rare treats that is not only a pleasure to read, but is so enjoyable it becomes difficult to put the book down."—RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492673682
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Series: Blessings, Georgia Series , #8
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 14,393
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 115 books and novellas in print, published in six different genres — Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women's Fiction and Non-Fiction. First published in 1991, she's an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, five-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader's Choice Award, and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writer's Award of Excellence, winner of the Heart of Excellence Award, as well as winner of the Booksellers Best Award. In 2011 she was named RWA's recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017 Romance Writers of America presented her with the Centennial Award for recognition of her 100th published novel. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate. For book list, go to her website: www.sharonsala.net

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A Rainbow Above Us 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MTCKMason 2 days ago
Sharon Sala brings us back to Blessings and all the familiar faces who live there. This time, we meet Bowie James returning to help his Aunt Ella and Grandmother Pearl after the devastation of Hurricane Fanny. Not long after his return, he receives a welcoming that most people would avoid from the people who ran him and his mother out. Still, he gets his family and Rowan Harper, the woman who sought shelter with them after losing everyone and everything, back to his trailer. Bowie and Rowan each have a past that never truly goes away living in Blessings. But, they also have each other to lean on during the good and the bad. It is up to them to see if they can put the past behind them and become the people they want to be for each other. With the help of the townspeople and self reflection and growth, will they learn from the past to achieve a better future? Sharon Sala has brought us another family from Blessings. It was so nice to meet new people while catching up with the familiar. I really enjoyed seeing these two young people grow as their story progressed and how the past shaped not only them, but the people around them. Their story was sweet and warms the heart. I look forward to meeting more people from Blessings. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I would like to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for this privilege.
MLH438 15 days ago
A Rainbow Above Us takes us back to the world of Blessings. Georgia where we learn what happened to the residents after Hurricane Fanny, which features prominently in the previous installment in the series, Forever My Hero. Many in town are dealing with loss and trying to rebuild their homes and lives. Bowie James has come back to town to help his Grandma Pearl and Aunt Ella repair their home. His love and concern for them is the only thing bringing him back to a town that holds awful memories for Bowie. He meets Rowan Harper, who is also dealing with awful memories, having lost her father in the devastating flooding caused by the hurricane. Pearl and Ella had gotten to know her while they were all sheltering in the town nursing home and have become a surrogate family. Bowie moves "his girls" into his motor home and gets to work repairing Pearl and Ella's home. Bowie's return is not without drama. Old feuds are resurrected and Bowie must deal with the past while taking care of the present situation. In the midst of all this pathos, Sala had me laughing out loud at the image of Pearl, Ella and Rowan playing strip poker and later getting tipsy together. She develops the relationship between Bowie and Rowan, while bringing us up-to-date with all the residents of Blessings from previous installments. It is a well-written addition to the series. I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Love most of Blessings, Georgia series. This one was great!!! Hope Junior has a story. Dont know aboyt the next one. I like the heros to be younger. That is just my opinion.
Cali-Jewel 21 days ago
Absolutely adored this heartwarming, emotionally engaging, pull you into the moment romantic journey filled with devastation and renewal.... rebuilding is never fun or easy but this group of intriguing and charmingly real charters make this journey entertaining. Loved this reading experience!
Anonymous 22 days ago
I love visiting Blessing. I really enjoyed this book. It was moments in this book when I cried and laughed. I even felt sad for Judson at one point. I do hope we see Cora and Junior in the coming books. I can't wait for the next one.
Evampire9 24 days ago
After Hurricane Fanny hit Blessings, Georgia, Rowan Harper is the only surviving member of her family and rebuilding her life seems impossible. A decade ago, Bowie James and his mother were forced out of town, but now his grandmother needs him to help rebuild her home. This heartwarming romance starts off with some excitement of the ‘Hatfield and McCoy’ kind and just gets better from there. The hero and heroine is strong, compelling characters that easily win over the hearts of readers as the sparks sizzle and pop with lots of chemistry. The relationship is sweet with a steady build of heat and romance throughout the story and invokes a whole range of emotions for readers to experience. The plot is a steady paced romance with some thrilling excitement when some of Bowie’s estranged family cause’s friction and trouble throughout the story, but for the most part, this story focuses on two people who fall for each other by helping out others and trying to rebuild lives in the aftermath of a deadly hurricane. The way the author includes all the inhabitants of this small town makes the story seem more realistic and captivates readers’ hearts as they feel as if they really know the characters. This romance is truly an inspirational and delightful read that warms the heart and puts smiles on the faces of readers.
KIJERO 24 days ago
A returning hometown man's life is about to get less lonely. Her rural isolated life outside of town was turned upside down by a hurricane. Lies break apart a family. What happens when two lonely people fall in love? They find the Rainbow Between Us. Bowie James knows that the old family feud will be resurrected when he comes back to town. He doesn't care because his girls need his help. Hurricane Fanny destroyed his Grandma Pearl and Aunt Ella's home. They're currently living in the Blessings, Georgia nursing home. Bowie isn't even in town an day when the generations old feud between the Boones and James, visits him. Two of the Boones are waiting for him when he leaves Granny's cafe'. Bowie handles them, then issues a warning and goes to the trailer park. He's awoken when his car alarm goes off. He tasers the suspect and they're arrested and taken to jail. When he's confronted by the patriarch of the Boone family and ordered to drop the charges against the grandson it ends with the man being arrested too. Bowie brings his Gran and Aunt Ella to stay with him in the motor home along with their new friend Rowan Harper. Bowie receives an apology from a Boone. Cora Boone realizes she's been lied to for years after meeting Bowie and takes steps to distance herself from her family. An old diary written by Bowie's mom is found during the renovations. The vandal comes and apologies and an explanation is made and charges are dropped but kept quiet. A Boone comes to work as part of Bowie's crew. Attraction is immediate and strong between Rowan and Bowie. He admires her courage and fortitude from what she went through. They are keeping their relationship just between them. Bowie's girls hope that something will happen to bring Rowan officially into the family. Rowan reveals her lack of experience. Bowie gets quickly used to the idea of not being lonely anymore, and is glad he brought them to live with him until the house is finished. Rowan tells Bowie that he doesn't need to be buying her things she'll pay her own way when her father's pension comes through. Rowan has some bad dreams about the flooding from hurricane Fanny. The head of the Boone family moves to Savannah. Everyone starts staring at the Boones. The two sons have no idea what to do and distance themselves from their father. Meanwhile, anger starts to boil up and a decision is made to get his wife back and its all Bowie's fault how his life has fallen apart. Bowie and Rowan go to look at her property to see about selling. They finally get a chance to be alone and make love. A marriage proposal is made and accepted. A Boone's rage results in a shooting and someone clinging to life. An arrest is made. The shooting brings back bad memories for Bowie. Rowan faces her fears. Their relationship is revealed, Rowan saves a life. The house is finished and there is an open house. Rowan agrees to travel with Bowie and they head out to his next job. A car with a man looking for his biological mother's address drives by the open house. Sharon Sala writes an emotionally charged love story of loneliness and finding the one for you. That hate can't win. Her Blessings, Georgia series is full of heartfelt emotions and laughter. I loved the characters and how they were lovable and kind and triumph over adversity. I'm anxiously waiting to see what happens in the next story about the guy searching for his family and mother. Ms. Sala even give as shout out to herself which was a humorous surprise. It
Peachey04 25 days ago
Found this to be a very straight forward, sweet, romantic story. The characters have great interactions throughout as current tragedies connect with old family feuds. Bowie deals with old hurts as Rown deals with new ones. Can the town come together for good or chose the past? Enjoyed this story very much. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book; all opinions expressed are my own.
BarbTRC 26 days ago
A Rainbow Above Us by Sharon Sala is the 8th book in her wonderful Blessings, Georgia series. As always when we return to Blessings, Georgia, I loved this story. In A Rainbow Above Us, Sharon Sala gives us another wonderful feel good romance and a great couple. Bowie James, our hero, returns to Blessings after many years, to help out his grandmother and aunt. In the last book, a hurricane damaged a number of properties, and Bowie’s grandmother sent a letter to ask him for help restoring their house. Bowie is a successful builder, and returns home with some of his workers to rebuild the house. When he arrives at the nursing home (being used as shelter to those whose homes were destroyed), and he brings his grandmother, aunt and a young girl to his huge Trailer to live until he can repair their home. Rowan Harper, our heroine, is the young girl who has been spending time with the two older ladies, as she too lost her home, as well as having no family. She is thrilled that the ladies insist that Rowan come with them to stay with Bowie. Years before, Bowie and his mother left town, after the mother was raped, and the young boy was beaten. Returning to Blessings brings Bowie face to face with the nasty Boone family, who try to chase him away; but Bowie is not little boy anymore, and stands up the family. While the story revolves around Bowie and his family, and his slow built relationship with Rowan, there is the side story of the Boone family self-destructing. Cora Boone, the matriarch, takes one look at Bowie, and realizes that he is her grandson, and she had been lied to all those years. She will take matters in her own hands to disown her entire family; especially her husband, Jud, who has always been a bully. As Bowie and his team begin their repairs, he enjoys the time he is spending with his family, and feelings he is beginning to have for the sweet beautiful Rowan. The small town of Blessings begins to snub the Boone’s, especially after Jud loses his temper attempting to hurt his wife and then Bowie. Life will change rightfully so for the Boones, as the town turns on them, but Cora will stand tall. What follows is a fast-paced, heartwarming story in a small town ravaged by a hurricane, with wonderful characters that we keep meeting in all our visits to Blessings. It is also a story of two families so different; one filled with love and the other filled with hatred. I really loved the building relationship between Rowan and Bowie, as they made a wonderful sweet couple. Sharon Sala writes another fabulous story, and she continually amazes me that she gives us such great couples that we care about with each and every book. If you enjoy a pure romance, wonderful characters, great couples, and a small town atmosphere, then you should be reading this series. A Rainbow Above Us was a wonderful read, written so very well by Sharon Sala.
Terri_C 26 days ago
What a story to pound home the fact that secrets can tear families and relationships apart! This small town romance has more to do with family than romance. Bowie has returned to help what is left of his family, only to discover that the anger and hate that drove him and his mother away in the first place is still alive. But something has changed...he's not a little boy who has to take it any more. As he, his grandmother, aunt and the lovely young woman they have taken in come together to form a unique family, those responsible for his troubles and their actions come to light and their family deteriorates around them. I found this book rather unique in that you really did get a good look inside both families. The romance was almost on the side, but was still important. I really loved this book and will go back to read those in the series that I have missed. Ms. Sala wrote a captivating book. I was given a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
paytonpuppy 26 days ago
Rowan Harper has lost everything, her home and her father, during Hurricane Fanny. She finds sanctuary with Pearl and Ella James in an assisted living facility as they await help from their grandson and nephew, Bowie. The facility has taken in those who have no place to go until they can make other plans. Bowie swore he would never return to Blessings, Georgia. He was beaten by the men in the family that his mother had accused of her own beating and rape, which produced Bowie. His mother is now gone and he is heading to Blessings to repair the damage, from the hurricane, to his grandmother’s home. Bowie is an honorable man and his return will cause situations that he will deal with one at a time in his own way. His one “blessing” in Blessings will be his introduction to Rowan. He owns his own construction company and had no plans to settle down as he goes from one site to the next in his motorhome. Will Rowan take a chance on him and the open road? A heartwarming and amazing story about the many lives and loves of Blessing! I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
ytcruz 26 days ago
I have only read one other book in this series, and like before, it reminds me of a 1950s movie, with the chatting dialogue and the southern flavor. The story center mainly around Bowie James and on a lesser degree, Rowan Harper. Bowie left years ago in the middle of the night with his mother, after he was beaten and his life was threatened. He is back only because his grandmother and aunt asked him for help. Their home was destroyed during Hurricane Fanny and are now living in a nursing home. Here they have taken Rowan , a young woman who lost her father and all her possessions in the hurricane, into their circle. He rescues them and takes them to his luxurious trailer. Bowie’s return brings back the evil people that chased him away, but he is now a grown, honorable man able to defend himself. Suffice is to say, that the story is at times heartbreaking. We meet the very dysfunctional Boone family, where the men are evil, and bullies . But karma has a way of showing up when you least expect it and their days of glory are numbered. It’s a story of survival, overcoming the odds , redemption and in the end finding inner peace and love. Though at times I found the dialogue too wordy and would have cut out 1/10 of it, as well as a little different from other books by this author, it still was entertaining. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
MKF 26 days ago
Lovely story of second chances, not just in love but in life as well. The Boone family needs to get over it- seriously. Bowie left town as a teen because of their abuse but he's come back after a hurricane to help his grandmother and aunt rebuild. They, those wonderful women, took in Rowan, who also lost her home and when Bowie meets her, he realizes she might not be blood but she's part of the family. This is a gentle romance, one which might seem a bit hokey at times, but it's really nice. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. A feel good read from a storyteller.