Beneath the Rainbow is a magnificently crafted fictional story about a deceased seven- year-old girl, who desperately tries to alleviate her parent’s emotional pain. It’s a bittersweet story about endings, letting go, acceptance, and new beginnings.
When Freya, found herself in a field of flowers, she didn’t know where she was. Jake, a young boy, met Freya and welcomed her to her heaven. Jake was Freya’s guide, and Freya was Jake’s first assignment. I loved how his author wrote in stunning detail, Freya’s magical and breathtaking heaven for readers to experience and enjoy.
Jake was solemn, knowing the pain that he was about to cause Freya. He hated the fact that he had to be the one to show Freya her own funeral. After witnessing her funeral, Freya realized that not only was she dead, but that she had caused her parent’s devastating pain. She made up her mind then and there to visit them and try to alleviate some of their grief.
Be ready for an emotionally charged ride as the author takes you from Freya’s beautiful heaven to the crushing dark sadness of her parent’s home.
This story stayed with me long after I finished it. Like most people, I have lost loved ones, that I still miss and long to see. And, even though, this book is fictional, it reads like a true story, one where the reader feels deeply for its characters. I felt as if I was right there with Freya as she visited her parents, her friends, her sister and her uncle.
Jake and Freya do help one another to heal. And when Freya is ready for her first assignment, Jake is right there with her.
I highly recommend reading this touching and moving story of acceptance and unending love. Thank you, Lisa Shambrook, for writing and sharing such a beautiful tale.
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover