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Title:
Send down the rain
Author:
Martin, Charles, 1969- author.
Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
Physical Description:
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Summary:
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a story of buried secrets, lost love, and the promise of second chances set on Florida's Gulf Coast"--

Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. 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. In getting them back to their home in Florida, he returns to his own hometown-- and witnesses the accident that reunites him with his childhood sweetheart, Allie. He offers to help rebuild the restaurant-- but when a secret from the past begins to emerge, will it destroy all hope for their second chance at love?
General Note:
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.

Includes discussion questions.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781683248149
Format :
Book

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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.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Martin (The Mountain Between Us) explores themes of grace, mercy, and forgiveness in this sweeping love story. Childhood sweethearts Joseph and Allie were ripped apart by the Vietnam War after Joseph was drafted. His years of service leave him decorated for bravery but broken in spirit. Instead of returning home to Florida's Gulf Coast and Allie, Joseph moves to a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina to live in solitude. After a chance encounter with a woman near his cabin who is trying to move her children to Florida, Joseph decides to help her and finally return home. While in Florida, Joseph witnesses a fiery tanker accident that takes the life of Allie's husband, Jake. Upon discovering the victim's identity, Joseph contacts Allie and offers to help her rebuild her struggling restaurant. But their budding relationship is threatened by 45-year-old secrets that will shake them, their loved ones, and even the American public when revealed. Joseph displays an unexpected, hard-earned compassion after the suffering he endured during an unpopular and horrific war. His story acknowledges the unique trauma combat veterans share and the painful aftermath many never completely work through. While faith elements are subtle, Martin slowly unveils Joseph's commitment to God. In this relatable tale of recovery from physical and emotional trauma, Martin beautifully captures the essence of Christian principles of sacrifice and forgiveness. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.