About the Book
In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers’ betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for–fulfilling the recurring dream of his death.
Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she uses her spare time to search for her real family–the baby sisters she was separated from so long ago.
After Clay saves Leah’s life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-day, their letters bind them together over the distance. But can a love strong enough to overcome death grow between them before Clay’s recurring dream comes true?
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In My Opinion
When an author finishes a series and manages to bring all of the stories together, they have succeeded in my eyes. In The Land Beneath Us, Sarah Sundin does that and so much more.
Clay and Leah’s relationship doesn’t get a normal start. Yet, Clay’s desire to provide for Leah is endearing. I adored how they got to know each other better through the letters they wrote to each other.
As Clay discovers something more to fight for than his death, Leah discovers that family isn’t always bound by blood. Sometimes family is the people who come alongside and walk life’s roads with you.
Sundin uses Leah (as in Rachel and Leah) from the Bible as encouragement for her own Leah. This lonely woman who knew from the start she was Jacob’s second choice was blessed by God. The parallels in The Land Beneath Us are there as well.
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