Lauren Jackson is the daughter of Rani and Matthew and has grown up in Cades Cove, but life in Cades Cove is about to change and change is not something she wants to see. This is the third installment of the Smokey Mountain Dreams series and brings us up to the Great Depression and the Civilian Conservation Corps prior to the start of World War II.
Andy has come to Cades Cove to try to get the last hold-outs to sell their property to the government to make the Smokey Mountains National Park. Andy and Lauren have an instant attraction, but because of Andy's purpose for being in the Cove, Lauren fights her attraction and treats him as an enemy. No matter how hard Lauren fights, Andy continues to see Lauren and wants to develop a friendship with her--and even more.
Beyond These Hills depicts Andy's journey to find God, Lauren's journey to find her heart, their journey to find each other. Sandra Robbins has written a great book that will entertain for several hours as well as teach a few concepts of faith-building.
Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a trip to a National Park.