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Send Down the Rain: New from the author of The Mountains Between Us and the New York Times bestseller Where the River Ends

“Martin’s latest is another beautifully written winner. . . Amazingly heartfelt statements about love, loss and the true meaning of friendship will resonate deeply with readers.” –RT Book Reviews

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a new, spellbinding story of buried secrets, lost love, and the promise of second chances.

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.

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. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown—and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie.

When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite—until a 45-year-old secret from the past begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love.

In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the courage we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear.

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Anonymous says:

I feel like I haven’t eaten in a month and Charles Martin … I feel like I haven’t eaten in a month and Charles Martin sends me a banquet. Send down the Rain is one of his very best. I loved the characters and their interaction with one another. The only disappointment in the book came when I finished it. God surely blessed Mr. Martin with his amazing storytelling ability and we are then blessed with his story. And now, starvation again, until his next book. Thank you Charles Martin, please write faster. One of the best books I have read in a long…

Anonymous says:

Best Allegory Ever This book had my brain and my heart on a roller coaster! My first thought was dang : Charles went secular again, with no God (and no hope) in his story at all. Then, as the intent was revealed, the allegory to the Greatest Sacrifice became clearer. I know a ton of people saw this as fantastic, heartwarming storytelling. Others saw a true tribute to those who fought valiantly in ‘Nam but returned to shame. Many read this as a lasting-love story. But it’s much more than that, and I am thankful…

Anonymous says:

Heartwarming read

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