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Behold a Rainbow (The Sandpiper #2)

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A must-read for women’s book clubs, this is the story of good people facing hard challenges. Breast cancer. Alcoholism. Infertility. This sequel to the prize-winning novel The Sandpiper tells the story of the three Cameron women waging their individual battles with both fear and courage. Despair and hope. Tears and laughter. Readers will walk the tough walks with them root ...more
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Nancy Brady
Full disclosure: I received this book, directly from the author, as a Shelf Awareness (Book Buzz) giveaway, but that in no way affects this review.

Starting five years after its predecessor The Sandpiper, Behold a Rainbow continues the story of the Cameron women (and the people in their lives). Ellie, Kate, and Jamie have issues, some ongoing, some new. Dealing with alcoholism, infertility, and breast cancer, each in her own way, the women of Spring Port look for the rainbow after the rain. And w
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Nancee
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Behold A Rainbow is the continuing story of the Cameron women from the first book in the series, The Sandpiper. Haunting memories of their dearly departed friend, Nina Judd, bestow beautiful shadows from the past. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading The Sandpiper first as it creates the background for the characters depicted in Behold A Rainbow, and is a powerful book in its own right.

I fell in love with the characters introduced in the first book of this ser
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Kate Baxter
For a book which is not so very long, author Susan Brace Lovell weaves together a deeply moving story which touches upon so many difficult subjects relevant to our current day. Her characters confront with courage the specter of breast cancer, struggles with addiction recovery and mental illness, children denied their childhood, IVF and the emotional challenges attached thereto as well as the boundaries and limitations of people within their respective professions. The main characters are tender ...more
Linda Marie Marsh
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
" I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail." (Faulkner) Written in three voices of one family- dealing with the trials of what life has to throw at them. Cancer, infertility, baby daddy questions...what are the secrets that become the ties that bind? Behold a rainbow ....even while we struggle with angst there are spots of light, while we struggle we get glimpses of the what the end of the rainbow holds for us, no matter what brings about those tears there is the positivity of ...more
Stephanie
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book as part of a goodreads giveaway.
I received an autographed copy of the book (awesome!) and she advised that I read the first book (The Sandpiper). I'm really glad I read The Sandpiper first- it gave me a deeper understanding of the characters and their background!
I absolutely LOVED that this book talked about real problems women face today, and was completely touched through their journeys. I was so glad to see that through trials and bad situations, joy comes in the morning. I
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Leah
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I won this from a goodreads giveaway and the author recommended I read The Sandpiper first. I'm so glad I did, I really enjoyed The Sandpiper and getting to know the Camerons, so I was excited to read the continuation of their story. I gave The Sandpiper 5 stars and this book 4 stars only because I wish there had been more of Kate. I guess I'm a little torn between wishing it had been the same back and forth between Jamie and Kate and glad that it was different. Joe wasn't a main character in th ...more
Joanne
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Joann
May 21, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won
I didn't care for this, too much depressing characters. Sorry.
Pat
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In full disclosure, I won Behold a Rainbow in one of goodreads' giveaways. 4.5 stars
I was advised by the author, Susan Lovell, to read her first book The Sandpiper, and I was so glad I did. I had a clearer idea of where the characters were coming from, and I was so enchanted with the Cameron women and their friend, Aunt Nina, that I couldn't wait to get into Behold a Rainbow.
The main characters were all very real, and they faced very real problems (infertility, alcoholism, depression, and mor
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Joyce
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good summer read.
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Join us for discussions of the most talked-about books! This month's selection is "The Sandpiper -and- Behold a Rainbow" by Susan Lovell. Books and discussion materials are available each month at the information desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. For adults. Book Discussion will take place at Kent District Library's East Grand Rapids Branch on October 13th, 2015 from 1-2 pm.
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Susan Brace Lovell earned undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors in English from the University of Michigan and taught high school and college English. She co-founded Cadence, a weekly newspaper in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the author of four non-fiction histories. Lovell is a longtime member of the Salvation Army and sits on the Grand Rapids Salvation Army Advisory Board. She an ...more
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