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....
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Send Down the Rain Reviews
"I think we all died a little over there. War has a way of killing you whether you die or not."
Charles Martin is a master storyteller. So sincere. And so genuine. He picks some challenging topics to write about.
In this novel - Send Down the Rain - Martin has written a multifaceted storyline that is essentially set in North Carolina. The main character, and narrator, is a Vietnam Veteran dealing with PTSD in need of pre and post-war forgiveness. He's become a recluse, with a storied and colorful ...more
Martin has crafted a powerful novel. It is not overtly “Christian” in that I would not describe the major characters as Christians. Yet the novel had great impact on me. The entire novel, I think, is an allegory of a major Christian concept, giving your own life for that of another.
Martin's writing style is compelling. I was captivated by Joseph's story. Developing Joseph's character as the plot progressed was masterful. The plot itself weaves through contemporary experiences based on events fro ...more
While this is a fictious story, there is some truth in how men were treated when they returned home from serving where their country sent them. The last book I read written by Charles Martin was exceptional and this one is above and beyond Long Way Gone. Each story he writes is a stand alone with unexpected twists and turns, characters that seem lifelike and plots that are heart-grabbing from the first page.
Send Down the Rain is set in the early 1960s. I was a young toddler when the Vietnam War ...more
One of my all time favorites!
This is the first book I’ve read by Mr. Martin but I had heard his storytelling was great. I was not disappointed.
Everyone has secrets but Joseph has more than anyone. He is a Vietnam veteran who didn’t really want to fight the war but did his job. He did and saw things that he can’t reconcile his mind and soul with. After four tours of duty he didn’t know what to do with his life now. “As hard as I’d tried, I knew that the evil in me was still there, still bubbling beneath the surface . . . .I ...more
5 sentimental stars to Send Down the Rain! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This book!!! This is my first read by Charles Martin, but I own many on his backlist. I have read wonderful reviews of his books, and I could not wait to read Send Down the Rain!
Allie loses her second husband when his truck crashes and explodes. Not only has she lost him, but she has also lost her beloved family-owned, seaside restaurant.
Joseph was a soldier in Vietnam, and eventually, he isolates himself in a cabin, far away from family and ...more
Charles Martin is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I don't even have to read the descriptions of his books before I start reading them because I know it will be good regardless of what its about. So I literally had no idea what this was about before I dove in. And guess what? I loved it. As usual, he has crafted an unforgettable emotional and dramatic story in Send Down the Rain. From the beginning I was pulled into the story, reading about the various characters and wondering how th ...more
Charles Martin has crafted a beautiful story of sacrifice, forgiveness, love and redemption. He is becoming one of my favorite authors very quickly. I've only read this one and The Mountain Between Us, but both have been exceptional reads for me.
This story is about two brothers, Joseph and Bobby, whose father left their family when they were under ten years old. Their mother raised them as best she could. Joseph went off to Vietnam while Bobby ended up becoming a Senator. There is a secret burie ...more