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Just beyond the clouds : a novel / Karen Kingsbury.

By: Kingsbury, Karen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cody Gunner: 2.Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2007Description: xvi, 329 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781599956770 (pbk.).Subject(s): Widowers -- Fiction | Christian fiction | Brothers -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | General fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] Online resources: Publisher description Subject: "Still aching over his wife's death, Cody Gunner can't bear the thought of also letting go of his Down's Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph's teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can't deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let go of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies just beyond the clouds."--BOOK JACKET
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#1 bestselling author Karen Kingsbury tells the heartwrenching story of Cody Gunner, a widower fighting for stability, and the woman who wants to help him trust again--even when trust is the most terrifying thing of all.

Still aching over his wife's death, Cody Gunner can't bear the thought of also letting go of his Down's Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph's teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can't deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let go of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies just beyond the clouds.

"Still aching over his wife's death, Cody Gunner can't bear the thought of also letting go of his Down's Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph's teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can't deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let go of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies just beyond the clouds."--BOOK JACKET

Sequel to: A thousand tomorrows.

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Library Journal Review

Special education teacher Elle Dalton understands the needs of her Down syndrome students because her own sister, Daisy, is in her class. Daisy's boyfriend, Carl Joseph, also has Down syndrome, and when Elle encourages Carl to be more independent, she clashes with Carl's protective brother, Cody, who knows how cruel and hard life can be. Yet there is an undeniable connection that draws Elle and Carl together. Kingsbury, the Danielle Steel of inspirational fiction, delivers another emotionally charged romantic tale. Owing to her popularity, most public libraries will want to purchase her latest work. She lives in Washington State. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

In characteristically heart-wringing, tear-jerking style, bestselling inspirational novelist Kingsbury finishes the story of Cody Gunner she began in A Thousand Tomorrows. Elle Dalton is director of an Independent Learning Center for Down Syndrome adults when she meets Cody, her student Carl Joseph?s brother, who is intent on removing Carl from the center. Romance ensues between Elle, still brokenhearted over being jilted at the altar four years ago, and Cody, an angry bull rider who still grieves the loss of his wife to cystic fibrosis. Meanwhile, it?s up to Elle-and Carl Joseph-to show Cody that Down Syndrome adults are capable of much more than most people believe. Kingsbury handles the many point-of-view changes with aplomb, although the chapter told from Carl?s perspective is less successful. Some readers may wonder about the literary value of auctioning off a character spot in a novel to the highest bidder (the money goes to charity), as is done here, and there is some telling instead of showing and repetition in the prose. But the plotline is sweeter than sugar, and Kingsbury makes an admirably strong advocacy statement for Down Syndrome adults. Kingsbury?s legions of inspirational fiction fans should find this exactly to their taste; new readers will also discover that it reads well as a stand-alone. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.