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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Beneath the Bellemont Sky, by Ranee S. Clark, Blog Tour & Giveaway
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?
I was absolutely surprised by how much I truly enjoyed reading this book. I am not usually a big fan of war era related novels but this one was just perfect! It had just the right amount of war stories and background info, but not too much to be off putting for those with a more sensitive constitution. I really liked the way that Clark let us as readers experience more than one character's perspective. Clark wrote it very well and there was not the confusion that can easily happen when changing view points in a book. It was written seamlessly and truly helped connect the characters and their stories effortlessly. I think that Vera was my favorite character, but each one captured my attention and demanded I pay attention to their story as well. Especially Josette, Dominick and even Fay. All of their lives and stories were so interesting. One of my favorite parts of the book was the deep connection that the Larson family had. I cannot say enough good things about this book and I would recommend it to my friends. I truly enjoyed every single moment!
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