Send Down The Rain – Charles Martin
Charles Martin’s newest book.
Life for Bobby and Joseph was never the same after their father left with another woman. Damage was so severe that it sent them on downward spirals, lasting decades. Their single mother did her best to provide for them, but the threat of draft was something beyond her control. It felt like an automatic death sentence, for both of them. For her, the thought was unbearable. Although he was younger, Joseph was able to cope in ways his brother never was. The day Bobby’s draft notice arrived, Joseph was the son his mother sought out.
I have to tell you, this tale is as gripping as all his others, and once started it’s impossible to stop – without good reason.
The good reason, this time, was Thanksgiving dinner with the family. I was able to work around my obligations, be fully present for family time, and still steal enough moments to finish this book.
There is so much to see and hear in these stories, making it impossible to take it all in in one reading. I will be reading this one again.
Charles Martin books are raw, real, and yet, tell a story that repels and draws all at the same time. You cannot help but connect with the lives of the characters, laughing and crying right along with them.
PTSD, bullying, human trafficking; friendship, love, fierce loyalty to family – are all part of the basic foundation this time.
The characters are well developed, and it’s interesting to see the way their lives intersect and, in some cases, are woven together.
I love the twists and turns you don’t see coming.
If you like a story that digs deep, making sure you think and feel, this is the book for you.