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"Feathers - no matter what size or shape or color - are all the same, if you think about them. They're soft. Delicate. But the secret thing about feathers is...they are very strong."

In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter's sixth-grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween. And then her worst fears come true. Her daughter's best friend, Sarah, disappears amid the magic and revelry - gone, without a trace. Unable to cope with her guilt, Amanda's daughter sinks into depression. And Amanda's husband turns destructive as he watches his family succumb to grief. Before long, Amanda's whole world has collapsed. Amanda knows she has to save herself before it's too late. As she continues to search for Sarah, she embarks on a personal journey, seeking hope and purpose in the wake of so much tragedy and loss.

Set amid the murky parishes of rural Louisiana and told through the eyes of two women who confront the darkest corners of humanity with quiet and unbreakable faith, The Feathered Bone is Julie Cantrell's master portrait of love in a fallen world.

©2016 Julie Cantrell (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Will remind you that you are stronger than you think you are.

This book ripped my heart out and made me cry............many times, but in the end reminded me that we should never lose hope and to never forget that no matter what happens to us in this life on earth...... that we are always loved. With hope we can get through. With love we will find strength.

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A Different Christian Story Of Faith

I really enjoyed this story...the faith of Sara is amazing. Coming from a background similar I immediately connected with Amanda. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is I felt there were times in the story that the author was verbose-made me wonder if she got paid by the word se wrote.

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Engaging From the Start

This book covers some tough topics yet offers hope. It was a very engaging from the first page.

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Almost quit the book, so glad I didn't!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Feathered Bone to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print version, audio version was excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jay, he was kinda like God was throughout the book, always there.

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I almost quit the book after Ellie's incident. It took me several days to go back, so glad I did, great story and great message.

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Tragic Yet Triumphant

This is a stunning tale of tragedy and triumph. Some parts are a bit long and tedious, but if you hold to the end, it's worth it. I wish she had picked a narrator that matched the depth of this story. While the narrator did some characters well, many times the emotion in her voice did not match the depth of emotion the character was experiencing according to what was written. At one point she backs up and restarts a sentence. This is a director's or producer's error.

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An emotional story that isnt afraid of dark places

Wow...This novel will leave you lost in thought over it even after you've put it down. What a raw and heart-wrenching novel. Work your way through the heartbreaking parts. This book finds it's way back to hope in the end.

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This Book was awesome!!!

What made the experience of listening to The Feathered Bone the most enjoyable?

The realness of the story. The book led you through many emotions.

What did you like best about this story?

The level of faith displayed from the characters. Also, in the mist of a hopeless situation, the characters remained faithful.

Which character – as performed by Clifton Harris – was your favorite?

Sarah

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It began to pick up and I could not stop listening after Chapter 3, when Sarah went missing.

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I cried, cheered and went from hopelessness to hope in my personal story.

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Sadness and hope - read Julie Cantrell's beautiful story.

Julie Cantrell shares stories in such a meaningful way. You'll be glad you read this story of hope.

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Don't Use Fiction to Perpetuate Stereotypes

I was extremely offended that the author fueled the notion that pit bulls are vicious attack dogs. She obviously doesn't know much about the breed and maybe dogs in general. One of the reasons this breed was ever used to fight was because of their gentle nature with humans. I have a pit that has cigarette burns on her from an abusive past and she is the most loving and appreciative dog I've ever owned. I have worked with dozens of pits and, although some of them because of how they were raised are intolerant of other animals, they love their humans, except in rare cases.

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