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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Send Down The Rain by Charles Martin

Allie's second husband is killed tragically when his 18-wheeler crashes into the rocks near their home in Cape San Blas--the tanker was full of fuel and the explosion could be seen on overhead satellites. She'd already lost the beloved waterfront restaurant her parents started and now losing her husband, no matter how unfulfilling their marriage was, might just push her over the edge.

Joseph's time in Vietnam left him with scars that never seemed to heal. No matter how he's tried to love or what he's tried to do since then, he can't pull himself out of the wreckage of his former life. His trust and security shaken, he isolates himself in a cabin. But every morning, he faithfully pours two cups of coffee, drinking his while he sits with the second, and then pouring out the full cup.

It's no small coincidence that Joseph found a mother and her two young children lost in the woods near his cabin. Or that when he helps them return to family in Florida, he's near enough to see that explosion. Near enough to know it's close to home. Near enough to know that his childhood sweetheart needs him.

The years have built so much distance between them, but it's the secrets that may be their final undoing. Send Down the Rain reminds us of the beauty of truth . . . and the power of love to wash away the past @goodreads 

*Thank you to BookLookBloggers for a print copy of his book.*

This book is a sad and moving book. It's about PTSD, abuse, addiction, forgiveness and family. 

Joseph left his love Allie behind to go to Vietnam. Joseph had many horrific ordeals in the war and finally came home with PTSD. He's trying to live a quiet life in the woods with his dog. But fate seems to bring him back to his old home town and Allie. 

Allie has been married twice and she's having some problems getting her life back together. Will Allie and Joseph be able to find each other again? Will they be able to get through all of the hurdles of the past and the present? 

I thought this was a lovely book. 

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥ 


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