Saturday, February 27, 2010

Book Review: Rainwater by Sandra Brown



I borrowed this one from the library after seeing it on several lists around the internet.  From what I understand, Sandra Brown is a pretty prolific “thriller” type writer; in the forward of this book she mentions that Rainwater is not her typical offering.  Well, I wish it was!  Rainwater was a beautiful, intriguing, page turning, emotional novel that I devoured in (almost) one sitting.  It had twists and turns in the plot that not only kept me reading but actually surprised me, and when you have been a life long reader such as I you are rarely caught off guard by a book.  The characters leap off the page but I noticed that it was their hearts, their beings that captured me much more than their actions or physical descriptions.  Even though we readers knew the ultimate outcome of the main character, Mr. Rainwater, Brown’s superb writing left us with a story we will remember long after we put the book down.  So pick the book up, already!  You won’t be sorry.  :)

I am submitting this to 5 Minutes for Books monthly “I Read It” meme.  Jennifer originally reviewed it in November.


  1. Now THAT'S an endorsement! Looking for the book next time I'm at the bookshop. Belated congrats on the sprog's b'day!

  2. I'm not much of a thriller reader, so I probably wouldn't have thought a book by this author would be anything but a thriller! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  3. Sounds like one I need to pick up! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I LOVED The Help too.


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