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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:326
  • eBook ISBN:9780615465838

Sons In The Clouds

by Randy Mitchell

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True and lasting friendships are extremely rare. Andy Stevens and Wade Hamilton, childhood friends, share the same dream of becoming pilots. Appointments to the U.S. Naval Academy turn their aspirations into reality but ultimately leads them to the ugliness of War. Fate imprisons them together in one of the deadliest POW jungle prison camps. Along with an unwavering love of the women they leave behind, a dedication to each other, the memory of one’s destructive parental upbringing, and direct signals from God, supernatural mercy helps them escape. Death for one later shows the afterlife to his best friend as undeniable proof of God’s existence.
The love of strong, faithful women really conquers all…especially when fate imprisons two Texas Navy pilots in one of the Vietnam War’s deadliest POW jungle camps. Childhood friends Andy Stevens and Wade Hamilton share the same dream of becoming fighter pilots. With tearful send-offs and ‘until death do us part’ promises from high school sweethearts, they finally turn their boyhood aspirations into reality when they are appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. But their idyllic dreams quickly turn into their own Hell on Earth when they are captured as POWs and must fight to stay alive. With the unwavering love of the women they leave behind and a fierce loyalty to their unconditional friendship, divine intervention saves their lives. Supernatural mercy in the form of a brave “angel” brings Andy and Wade home to the devoted women who never gave up hope. Despite the fact that she doesn’t know whether her husband is alive or dead behind enemy lines, Rebecca (Andy’s wife) remains strong and never falters in her devotion to Andy. She relies on her faith and love to get her through her darkest days. When Andy finally calls Rebecca after his escape from the POW camp, she reveals an unexpected secret that makes his homecoming even more bittersweet and poignant. Sons in The Clouds weaves a raw emotional drama that reveals the tender fragility of human relationships, and leaves readers filled with hopeful messages long after the final page is read
About the author
About Randy Mitchell God gives each of us a pathway to follow, a divine choice of which way to turn, given moments which create us into something we never imagined A few years ago, I drove past my childhood home: a simplistic place where childhood memories still resided deep inside me. I remembered playing in the yard during hot summer nights with a best friend, the neighbors next door, my sister, my spirited pets, and my wanted girlfriend across the street. Endless, steamy nights watching July 4th fireworks, eating homemade ice cream on the front porch, and going to the local lake seemed just like yesterday-- such innocent moments of playful youth. This snapshot relaxed me, comforted me, and carried me where I longed to stay among a busy, modern life. It served as the idea behind Sons In The Clouds. I write because I love the power behind words, how they cling to people in dramatic, positive ways, and live deep inside us all, no matter if written or spoken. I believe in exposing emotional drama so that a storyline is both believable and exceptionally REAL. The belief in God serves as the problem-solver, a pathway to the truth, a light to be used when the problems of man cannot be solved, and a way of exposing weakness in those appearing to be strong. Most inspirational fiction readers today are not looking for a G-rated book, rather one which is modern-thinking while encompassing a spiritual theme which leaves them carrying a significant message after the final page is finished. My goal is to leave readers with a positive outcome, a hope for the future, and a belief that all people have a deep desire to be good, no matter our differences. I look forward to sharing my writing with you. I live in Dallas, Texas where the weather is unpredictable, the Dallas Cowboys are hunting another victory, and my mind is always spinning another story to be told. All of us have characters and tales yearning to be shared.