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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin

Book Description from Booksneeze.com

"Life is a battle, but you can't fight it with your fists. You got to fight it with your heart."

An internationally famous photographer, Tucker has traveled the world and seen both the serious and the strange. But when his brother escapes from a mental hospital and an old girlfriend appears with her son and a black eye, he is forced to return home and face the agony of his own tragic past.

Back in rural Alabama, Tucker comes to terms with the ghosts he left behind. Miss Ella Rain once loved Tuck and his brother like they were her very own. Hiring her to take care of Waverly Hall and to keep them out of sight was the only good thing their father ever did. And though Miss Ella has been gone for many years, Tuck can still hear her voice. And she keeps telling him, encouraging him, that by reaching out to this young boy he can redeem his father's tarnished legacy and pass on the good she brought into his life

My Comments

For me "Wrapped In Rain" is a powerful book. Emotionally charged and a page turner indeed.

It made me sad reading the part about Tucker and Mutt's childhood. Having a rich and alcoholic father leaves them same as having no father at all. All the child care responsibility was pass to Miss Ella Rain. Though she have her own dreams and desire, but she sacrificed them in order to bring up the two kids.

Maybe some of the goodness of Miss Ella had rubbed off on Tucker as he too have similar characteristic as her.

The author indeed is very good with word play. Each sentence is beautifully phrase. Some may find this tedious and long winded but not me. For this enable me to enjoy the story to its fullest and yet feel the feelings that each characters were generating.

Kudos to the author for he not only tried to tackle the matter of alcoholism, abuses, faith in God but also the matter of  mental illness which is on the rise these days. He also many to draw vividly to the readers on how hard it is for family members to deal with that. All the heartache involved.

Yes, this is a truly good book to read. I give it 5 stars

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2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a good but. Hmm... but I'm not sure if I've requested this book.

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