Monday, September 17, 2007

Karen Kingsbury's Just Beyond the Clouds ~ Reviewed

Sequel to A Thousand Tomorrows
By Karen Kingsbury
Published by Center Street, Sept 14, 2007
ISBN-10: 1-59996-677-2

Still aching over his wife's death, Cody Gunner can't bear the thought of also letting go of his Down syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants is brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all to well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph's teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can't deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart.

What if Elle is the one woman how can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies JUST BEYOND THE CLOUDS.

I loved that this story which in part is written in the voice of Carl Joseph. This is not a typical Karen Kingsbury story; you enter into Carl Joseph world. My heart was deeply touched in a good way in how the author shows God’s love through the eyes of a child. It was lovable and fun. I highly recommend this book.

Nora St.Laurent
Life Way Book Club Leader

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