After a tornado rips through her town, store owner Abigail comes across a piece of fabric from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds – her neighbor’s kitchen curtains, a man’s necktie, a dog’s bed – which she stashes in shopping bags. As she pursues her seemingly absurd quest, horrible realities spark the question, “What kind of a God would allow such tragedy?”
As she struggles to reconcile her right to happiness amidst the destruction, Abigail begins piecing together a patchwork quilt from the salvaged fabric in hopes it will bring some peace. But a new relationship with Justin, a contractor, may require too much of her fragile heart. Will her pain and questions of faith give way to the courage to love?
Beyond the Storm was written in three parts - before, during and after the storm. I felt each was well represented - from the way that life is just so ordinary before the storm when no one expects the worse, to the fear and destruction during the storm to the survivors and hope found after the storm.
This is a story of hope and faith in God even during one of the most devastating forces of nature - a tornado.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy of Beyond the Storm available via NetGalley