Monday, April 8, 2013

Review of The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson

The cover of this book looked cute and piqued my interest.  I ordered the e-book from Booksneeze to read and honestly was really disappointed in the book.  The cover of the book was much cuter than the book itself, in my opinion.  I think it was written well, but I had a hard time staying interested in the story.

The description says:

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 Feetgently tears the veil off our egos and expectations to reveal the throbbing, redemptive, and achingly beautiful life beyond and within us.
I had a very hard time relating to Rick.  I felt like there wasn't much explained about him in the story at all.  I enjoyed Beth's story through out the book, but the rest of the book was hard to read.  I would not recommend this book to others.  
I received this book for free from Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson in exchange of an honest review.  These are my views on the book.  

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