Beneath the Old Oak is a heartfelt and emotional follow up to Beneath the Rainbow. Meg has a tumultuous relationship with her mother and finds comfort in an oak tree. As someone who understands how healing and transforming nature can be, I could empathize with this character and her path to finding hope in a difficult situation. The author touches on some very difficult subjects but they are important subjects and I respected the skill with which she dealt with them. As always with Shambrook's writing, the imagery was beautiful and I look forward to the next book in the series.