The Land Beneath Us
Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her ...more
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Clay Paxton is certain of death. He dreams it every night over and over again, seeing the same minutiae of detail that will signal his untimely end. Leah Jones is desperate to belong after living as an orphan: ridiculed and judged.
Both meet at a training center in ...more
A story captured with encouraging lessons and characters portrayed with authenticity in a setting of a war that affected the world.
I adored Clay and Leah from the start. I knew before I began this one that it would be a completion of the trilogy that was necessary and beautiful. But as I read, I soon realized it very quickly reached my favorite by this author. Clay needed something to live for. ...more
Ms. Sundin has given us another gripping glimpse into a pivotal time in WWII history.
A horrific personal incident and war have torn three brothers from their home in Kerville, Texas. Can forgiveness and God’s love bring them back together? This story is primarily about Clay, the youngest of three Paxton brothers and his journey to D-Day in Normandy but also about reconciliation from an event that ripped ...more
But wow. Great book! I already want to reread it (and the rest of the series). Review to come when published!
This is the third son of the Paxton family’s story, Clay, we have previously met Wyatt and Adler, and if you haven’t read them, their books are just as good!
We also met a girl who has grown up in an orphanage, and is searching for her identity, she wants to know who she is, and the world has tried its hardest to put ...more
I've loved every book by Sarah Sundin that I've read so far. I've also been a huge fan of the Paxton brothers from this Sunrise at Normandy series and have been anxiously waiting for the youngest brother's story to unfold. And, boy, the book was totally worth the wait. Though it's the third and last book of the series, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I really enjoyed the details of the Army Ranger ...more
This story hit too close to home for me.
The only difference is Leah was able to accomplish her goal where I wasn't.
I mean I sat down and bawled right along with Leah.
I love the gentle reminder that was in the book.
I really didn't like how Clay kept repeating the same thing all the time. It did get on my nerves after awhile but he is a good man. I loved how he took his responsibility seriously and I really enjoyed ...more
This book evoked a wealth of emotions that at times ...more
The cover of the book showed a beautiful woman's concern as she thought of her sweetheart climbing the dangerous cliffs at Normandy!
I can't imagine the immense grief Leah felt to have lost her parents and her two younger sisters! The loneliness and despair of being an orphan must have been just so terrible. And then to have been treated so badly by others, too! Leah related her unloved life to Leah in the Bible.
Clay Paxton was mistreated by his ...more
Author: Sarah Sundin
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sarah Sundin has succeeded once again in telling a story that captivates the imagination during the WWII era. The series has two previous novels in it that might help readers fully appreciate the concluding story in The Land Beneath Us; they are The Sea Before Us & The Sky Above Us.
The series begins by introducing us to three brothers who enjoy a close ...more
I was not prepared for this book. I knew I needed to read it, I knew I would enjoy it, yet I did not know how much The Land Beneath Us would touch my heart. After reading the first two books in the series, The Sea Before Us and The Sky Above Us, -- both of which I loved and even plan to reread in order -- I was waiting in suspense for my copy of The Land Beneath Us.
What had me unprepared for this book was not the first books, rather ...more
Clay was actually betrayed by both of his older half brothers and I certainly felt for him. Except for the fact that he was ...more
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Sarah Sundin- The Land Beneath Us
What a classic love story! I have read every book of this series. I love the Paxton brothers. They each have an individual battle to overcome while serving our Country!
Speaking of personal battles- Leah's was so heart wrenching. It is great to read how her faith in GOD helped her through the most difficult times. She was a disciple of Christ. Her passion and caring nature spilled over to everyone she touched.
Both Clay ...more
This is a continuation about the Paxton brothers, and this book gives us Clay's story.
The youngest son, the one wronged by both his brothers. The half-brother who believes he is not wanted....this is where we find Clayton at the beginning of the story.
We are also introduced to Leah, an orphan who finds herself in the middle of soldiers taking basic training. In search of a job, she finds one at a library, which is right ...more
The character development is a defining element here. Clay was harshly treated because of his ethnicity and betrayed and robbed by his brothers, who were supposed to back him up and support him, but he never became angry at the world or turned his back on God. I was bracing myself for the impact that never came, because pleasantly Clay turned ...more
If you have read the first two books in the Sunrise at Normandy series, you already know Wyatt and Adler Paxton. This third and final book in the series introduces Clay Paxton. The story Sundin has weaved about the animosity between the three brothers and what started it comes to completion with Clay's perspective of the rift between them.
With the backdrop of ...more
I would have really enjoyed this book except for one reoccuring thing. The story is terrific but the use of guilt and feelings of worthlessness by both main characters over and over took away from the wonderful story of love and redemption. If the author would have used these thoughts to set the background and not continued to insert them with every action or thought by Clay and Leah it would have ...more
What she had to offer Clay Paxton, the third brother tying this series together is ...more
Clay’s dream made for an interesting twist. He’s so sure he’s meant to die, and in a specific way, that it causes him to take enormous risks and do crazy things. He’s like Joseph in the Bible. God uses the horrible things that ...more