Of Stillness and Storm by Michele Phoenix Book Review
Of Stillness and Storm (Thomas Nelson, December 2016)
“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”
It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.
At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.
Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.
My review; Sam and Lauren want to help others, namely tribes that are in Nepal. Sam wants this the most. It takes Sam away for long stretches of time. He is happy helping others. Ryan their only son is only thirteen years old and he seems to be the one that is having the most trouble. What is making Lauren deal with Aidan? Is Lauren the only one suffering in this? Sometimes when you help others you hurt those close to you. Will Lauren and Sam continue this way? Will they be able to fix their problems? I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book and all opinions are mine.