- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 26, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780718037628
- ISBN-13: 978-0718037628
- ASIN: 0718037626
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 182 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Julie Cantrell is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, teacher, and speaker. Her work has received special recognition across both faith-based and general audiences as she aims to build a bridge of communication and understanding between the two.
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Her prior novels, Into the Free and When Mountains Move, were Historical Fiction Novels. Cantrell has a unique writing style. I enjoyed her first novels and when I learned she had a new one coming out, I knew I'd want to read it. I read only the first sentence or two of the book summary (way too many spoilers in book summaries) and got enough to know her latest release was a contemporary novel and that the main character blames herself for losing her best friend's daughter on a field trip. I knew I was in for an emotional ride.
The novel is about Amanda and how she responds to the guilt and anguish of the disappearance of her best friend's daughter on a field trip. It is so much more than that though. There are many, many gems of wisdom in the pages of The Feathered Bone.
It was an emotionally taxing read. It was worth the toll for the lessons learned and beautiful writing style.
I recommend this novel for fans of Joanne Bischof.
The story is well written and the characters come alive. So much so, that I was an emotional mess throughout. Such difficult topics to cover, yet more important than most people realize. As tough as it was to read about Sarah and Ellie I pray that others will be made aware of how this secret world affects so many.
It was interesting the way the author told the tale from two different points of view. Amanda, Ellie's mother and chaperone for the field trip, and Sarah, Ellie's best friend.
Julie Cantrell does an excellent job of weaving a heart wrenching story with believable characters. There is so much pain, loss, and devastation yet in with the mix is healing and forgiveness.
I highly recommend The Feathered Bone to everyone. It is not your typical feel-good story, but nonetheless, an extremely important read. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy. You will need them.
There will be some tears, and I can pretty much guarantee that you'll be thinking about these characters for days. For me personally, I was most challenged by Sarah. How would I handle such circumstances? Would I hold strongly to my faith, or give up?
I appreciated the way that the author was able to convey the awfulness of the situations without getting into unnecessarily graphic details