Beneath the Dover Sky is a beautiful and in-depth addition to The Danforths of Lancashire series. I am happy to have read Ashton Park last year. I personally feel that for a real understanding of everything going on in the Danforth family, these books should be read in order. It really enhances the understanding of the family dynamics.
Beneath the Dover Sky continues in the same tradition as Ashton Park, following the lives of the entire Danforth family, who are now spread out between London, Dover, Israel, Germany and even Africa. I really enjoyed coming back to the Danforth children, who all married in the first book and began to start families. It was fun to see what they were up to now. It was also quite an adventure to read the highs and the lows of these characters that I have grown fond of.
The author does such a good job of weaving history into these stories. The book spans a decade and much change comes to England and especially to Germany. Scary and trying times will be coming in the next installment. I look forward to reading it. (4 stars)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Murray Pura was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, just north of the Dakotas and Minnesota. His first novel was released in Toronto in 1988 and was a finalist for the Dartmouth Book Award. Since that time he has published ten more novels, two collections of short stories, and several nonfiction titles including the Zondervan books Rooted and Streams and the Baker devotional Majestic & Wild. He has been a finalist for several awards in the US and Canada and in 2012 won the Word Award of Toronto for Best Historical Novel. Murray lives and writes in southwestern Alberta and is currently published by Barbour, Baker, Harper One, Zondervan, and Harvest House as well as several other publishing houses – he works with publishers in Canada, America, the UK, and Holland. His releases for 2013 include the novels: Ashton Park, The Rose of Lancaster County, A Road Called Love, Seven Oaks, The Painted Sky, Whispers of a New Dawn, Beneath the Dover Sky, The Name of the Hawk, and An Amish Family Christmas. His diverse writing spans many genres including: historical fiction, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, romance, adventure, western, suspense, fantasy, Amish, and inspirational. Most of his work is available in ebook format for Kindle, Kobo, and Nook as well as in paperback.
You can connect with Murray at http://www.murraypura.com/, as well as on Facebook and Goodreads.