Daria Camfield reluctantly followed her husband to the jungles of South America to serve as a missionary. Two years later, she returns to the U.S. after Nathan is reportedly killed. She moves in with her parents, and gives birth to Natalie, her only remaining tie to Nathan.
Struggling to put the pieces of her life back together, Daria forms a friendship with her new boss, Cole. Cole is also recovering from the loss of his wife. Their relationship deepens, and despite feeling uneasy about the marriage, Daria agrees to become Cole’s wife. They settle into life together. Two and a half years after leaving Columbia, Daria discovers she’s expecting another child. She is not expecting the telegram informing her that Nathan has been found alive.
The plot of Beneath a Southern Sky may seem a bit overdone. But author Deborah Raney presents it in a compelling manner. Daria’s disobedience puts her in a position of having to choose between the fathers of her two children. And how can she make such a choice? She loves both men, for entirely different reasons. Both love her. No matter the choice she makes, she will hurt a child, a husband, and herself. The choice made, and the ultimate outcome, demonstrate the God can take the worst of circumstance and turn them into beauty for ashes.
Melissa has been captivated by books for as long as she can remember. She resides in Virginia and blogs at Breath of Life.