Susan Meissner is one of my top 5 favorite authors. I found that I had not read Why the Sky is Blue, one of her earliest books so I just had to pick it up (on my Kindle). I’m very glad I did! The story is hard to imagine as the main character has some very difficult things to deal with; ones that I would not want to have in my life. She wakes up in the hospital after being attacked, raped, and not remembering it. The decisions she must make along with her husband change their lives and their children’s forever. The mind struggles she faces follow her throughout the whole book. The book is told in two segments; one in the main character’s voice and the other by her daughter. The tone is different in both yet adds to the depth of the damage done and the redemption that occurs. Life does not go as we plan and this book is a good reminder of that reality. It’s how we deal with what comes along and how much we depend on God to give us direction, comfort, and peace.
I recommend this complex book Why the Sky is Blue by Susan Meissner. She does not disappoint!