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Rainwater - Sandra Brown
Rainwater
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown’s Rainwater, a tender historical novel set in Great Depression-era Texas, is now available unabridged for only $14.99. The year is 1934. With the country in the stranglehold of drought and economic depression, Ella Barron runs her Texas... show more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown’s Rainwater, a tender historical novel set in Great Depression-era Texas, is now available unabridged for only $14.99. The year is 1934. With the country in the stranglehold of drought and economic depression, Ella Barron runs her Texas boardinghouse with an efficiency that ensures her life will be kept in balance. She also cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose misunderstood behavior finds Ella on the receiving end of pity, derision, and suspicion. David Rainwater arrives at the house looking for lodging but Ella senses that admitting him will bring about unsettling changes. However, times are hard, so Mr. Rainwater moves in and impacts her life in ways Ella could never have foreseen. The changes are echoed by the turbulence beyond the house walls. Friends and neighbors now face financial ruin and in an effort to save their families from homelessness and hunger, are forced to make heart-rending choices. The climate of desperation creates a fertile atmosphere for racial tensions and social unrest. Conrad Ellis—privileged and spoiled and Ella’s nemesis since childhood—steps into this arena of teeming hostility to exact his vengeance and demonstrate the extent of his blind hatred and unlimited cruelty. He and his gang of hoodlums come to embody the rule of law, and no one in Gilead, Texas, is safe. Particularly Ella and Solly. In this hotbed of uncertainty, Ella finds Mr. Rainwater a calming presence. Slowly, she begins to rely on his soft-spokenness, his restraint, and the steely resolve of his convictions. And on the hottest, most violent night of the summer, those principles will be put to the ultimate test.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781439172773 (1439172773)
ASIN: 1439172773
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Tanya Holmes
Tanya Holmes rated it
Absolute perfection.
Misty Dietz
Misty Dietz rated it
4.0 Rainwater
This book was a departure from my usual fast-paced, sexy, confident modern heroine type books. I'd also never read a story set in the Depression. However when I learned this was a book of Sandra Brown's heart, I knew I had to read it. I'm glad I did even though it didn't have your typical "happily e...
Amanda's Blog
Amanda's Blog rated it
5.0
Sandra Brown is well-known for her romantic suspense, so this book is an absolute surprise. I can't believe is written by Brown.The story has not big mystery to solve or action. Just a great story telling about the dying man, Mr. Rainwater and how he changes Ella's and her son, Solly's life. Althoug...
Karlynp & The Doggone World
Karlynp & The Doggone World rated it
5.0
Warning! This book will rip your heart out in a good way. Not a traditional romance but there is a great love story. I cried both happy and sad tears for hours when I finished it. And it was worth it.
Coffee Bean Bookshelf
Coffee Bean Bookshelf rated it
4.0
This was a really good book, not really what I was expecting. After the prologue I was quite confused about Solly, but it was explained at the end and it was a satisfying ending for me.At times I was frustrated by Ella and her straight-laced ways but once she started to soften, I really liked her, ...
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