Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Review & Giveaway: Beneath the Bellemont Sky by Ranee S. Clark

Heidi Reads... Beneath the Bellemont Sky by Ranee S. Clark

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing



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?

My Review

I fell in love with the family this book centers around! It's not just about Vera, but is told from various points of view as the issues and relationships of each sibling is explored. I've always enjoyed movies and shows with a strong ensemble cast and this book had the same feel. I love learning about this time period and was especially interested in the women who joined the workforce while the men were fighting the war, and how gender roles shifted as more opportunities opened up for women to support themselves. One of my favorite characters was Andrew's French wife Josette, and I loved seeing how the newlyweds adjusted to their new life together. Highly recommend to fans of historical fiction!

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