Monday, February 18, 2013

Book Review - "The Sky Beneath My Feet"

Lisa Samson's latest novel, "The Sky Beneath My Feet," will draw you into the story and immerse you in Beth's life, thoughts, and struggles and you will find yourself relating to Beth and being her number one cheerleader throughout the book.

Book Description from the publisher:

Being married to a saint isn't what it's cracked up to be.
Beth's husband won't be joining the family on vacation at the beach this year. He's not even joining them in the house. Instead, Rick has holed up alone in the backyard shed. Nobody knows exactly what he's up to. Maybe he's immersing himself in prayer. Maybe he's lost his mind. Maybe he's even the modern-day prophet or the saint the neighborhood artist imagines him to be. But while "St. Rick" waits for an epiphany, Beth will have to figure out what to do with herself and their teenage sons, possibly for the rest of her life.
What happens next is both uproarious and bittersweet: a peace march turns violent, her son is caught with drugs, and she embarks on an ambitious road trip that turns into something nearly surreal. Will Beth rediscover the idealistic woman she used to be, once upon a time? Can her marriage survive Rick's backyard vigil? Will anything ever be the same? And should it be?
Truthful, comic, heartbreaking, and magical in the very best sense of the word, The Sky Beneath My Feet gently tears the veil off our egos and expectations to reveal the throbbing, redemptive, and achingly beautiful life beyond and within us.

My Review:
Beth's life is not what she was thinking it was going to turn out to be, but really is life ever exactly as we had thought it would be?  Rick is spending time by himself leaving Beth to run the family and work through everyday struggles and not such everyday ones.  This is a great book that will transport you into someone's else life and give you an escape (as any good book will do!); however Beth will become a real person to you, maybe even one of your closest friends or maybe even remind you of yourself.  This is a well-written book that is easy to get into and read and will have you laughing, crying and most of thinking thinking about your own life and the path you are on. 

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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