The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell was a very hard, disturbing read for me. It dealt with three major issues that in my reading do bother me, and this one had them all in one place. However, Julie Cantrell’s writing is amazing and beautiful. Even though this is not my usual read and it was very depressing at times, she wrote about such disturbing circumstances with sensitivity and sympathy. I know that sounds like an oxymoron but she is an author that even though I know the subject matter is not going to be pretty she has the capability of pulling me into the story and making me want to turn the pages. With that being said, this story is a story of hope and I appreciated her heartfelt author notes. I am giving this one five stars even though it is not a happy read, because it still is a good read. I look forward to more of Julie Cantrell’s writing and will not hesitate to read her stories in the future. I received a complimentary copy of this book by Thomas Nelson’s Fiction Guild and the opinions are my own honest ones.