Send Down the Rain

Send Down the Rain

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"Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future--until a cherished person from her past returns. Joseph has been adrift for many years,wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown--and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie. When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite--until a 45-year-old secret from the past begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love. In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the strengths we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear"--
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780718084745
0718084748
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,25 cm.

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firefly5
Aug 14, 2018

This book did not hold my interest. I thought the author tried too hard to write a story inside another story. The second chapter did not appeal to me and I almost stopped there but continued on. It got a little more interesting but then that story came to an end and it continued into another story. Some events were not believable to me. I gave up reading this book at page 117.

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carolefort
May 24, 2018

I must admit that the first few chapters are quite baffling but the author soon knits them into his storyline and off we go with quite a book. Allie had inherited her Florida restaurant, the Blue Tornado, from her parents and, after two failed marriages, lost her life's work. Joseph, a Vietnam vet with too many tours of duty, has been a loner and drifter for most of his life due to all the emotional baggage that the war has left him with. Allie and Joseph had grown up together and there had always been love between the teenagers, till Joseph left for Vietnam. The book is basically about what happens when Allie and Joseph's paths collide, almost fifty years later. You will laugh and you will cry but, most of all, you will enjoy reading Send Down the Rain.

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