Excellent! It has been awhile since I read the part of this series following Elizabeth and Wynn, but that didn't keep me from enjoying this volume. It stands on its own as a novel and though reading the other books in the series lends history to the story it isn't overly necessary. It was a quick and exciting read. I finished it the same afternoon it arrived. I ached with Henry and prayed for sound judgment for Christine through the entire book. As a big Janette Oke fan I was not disappointed!
Beyond the Gathering Storm focuses on the Delaney's two adopted children, Henry and Christine. Henry follows in his father's footsteps as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Though Henry had wanted to be a member of the RCMP since he was young, he now finds his duties difficult, especially when he is sent to inform a young lady that her logger husband has been killed. Five years later, when he is at a new post, he encounters the young lady again. Will the haunting memories that he has had of this lady finally be put to rest?
Christine leaves her family and the North for a job in the city. Though uncomfortable and lonely at first, she comes to accept city life and to accept the attentions of her boss's worldly son, Boyd. Will Christine's love be enough to help Boyd see the emptiness of his life and the need for the only Someone who can fill that emptiness?