Allie's second husband is killed tragically when his 18-wheeler crashes into the rocks near their home in Cape San Blas--the tanker was full of fuel and the explosion could be seen on overhead satellites. She'd already lost the beloved waterfront restaurant her parents started and now losing her husband, no matter how unfulfilling their marriage was, might just push her over the edge.Joseph's time in Vietnam left him with scars that never seemed to heal. No matter how he's tried to love or what he's tried to do since then, he can't pull himself out of the wreckage of his former life. His trust and security shaken, he isolates himself in a cabin. But every morning, he faithfully pours two cups of coffee, drinking his while he sits with the second, and then pouring out the full cup.It's no small coincidence that Joseph found a mother and her two young children lost in the woods near his cabin. Or that when he helps them return to family in Florida, he's near enough to see that explosion....
|Title||:||Send Down the Rain|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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Send Down the Rain Reviews
At the heart of this novel is Joseph, a Vietnam Veteran dealing with PTSD. His struggles can be harmful to both himself and others. Realizing that he is a danger to others, he becomes essentially a recluse. That is until he stumbles upon a single mother in need. Caring for others is what Joseph does best.
Joseph's story is filled with pain and so many twists and turns. Secondary characters make the novel stronger. I especially loved Joseph's dog Rosco, single mother Catalina and radio personality ...more
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”It don't feel right, but it's not wrong.
It's just hard to start again this far along.
Brick by brick, the letting go,
As you walk away from everything you know
When you release resistance
And you lean into the wind,
Till the roof begins to crumble,
And the rain comes pourin' in,
And you sit there in the rubble,
Till the rubble feels like home
That's how you learn to live alone
That's how you learn to live alone
That's how you learn to live alone”
How You Learn to Live Alone , Jonatha ...more
"So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored." (Paula Begala)
Forty five years is a very long time to hold a secret. For Joseph, a Vietnam War veteran, he has been plagued not only by this secret but also by the years he has been separated from the woman he loved, Allie, his brother, a now famous Senator, and the home he once knew and loved. Can Joseph ever go back? He is so sc ...more
Allie and Joseph were childhood sweethearts whose lives were interrupted when Joseph was sent to Vietnam. Allie has had two disastrous marriages and a failed business. Joseph suffers from severe PTSD after four tours of duty in Vietnam. His life is one of pain, feelings of unworthiness for being alive, helping others and forgiveness.
There is so much good about this book starting from the first page, you are drawn into the story as Martin, once again begins to weave his tale of lives fille ...more
A book hangover is said to be the inability to start a new book because you are still emotionally attached to the previous one.
Once again, Charles Martin has given me a hangover.
Charles Martin is, for me, that author whose book I will buy without question. No synopsis needed. No reviews read. As an author, he has proven himself to me without a shadow of a doubt that his stories will amaze me.
Send Down the Rain is no different. A Vietnam vet with a questionable past, an illegal immigrant doing ...more
This is the first book I’ve read by Mr. Martin but I had heard his storytelling was great. I was not disappointed.
Everyone has secrets but Joseph has more than anyone. He is a Vietnam veteran who didn’t really want to fight the war but did his job. He did and saw things that he can’t reconcile his mind and soul with. After four tours of duty he didn’t know what to do with his life now. “As hard as I’d tried, I knew that the evil in me was still there, still bubbling beneath the surface . . . .I ...more
"I think we all died a little over there. War has a way of killing you whether you die or not."
Charles Martin is a master storyteller. So sincere. And so genuine. He picks some challenging topics to write about.
In this novel - Send Down the Rain - Martin has written a multifaceted storyline that is essentially set in North Carolina. The main character, and narrator, is a Vietnam Veteran dealing with PTSD in need of pre and post-war forgiveness. He's become a recluse, with a storied and colorful ...more
5 sentimental stars to Send Down the Rain! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This book!!! This is my first read by Charles Martin, but I own many on his backlist. I have read wonderful reviews of his books, and I could not wait to read Send Down the Rain!
Allie loses her second husband when his truck crashes and explodes. Not only has she lost him, but she has also lost her beloved family-owned, seaside restaurant.
Joseph was a soldier in Vietnam, and eventually, he isolates himself in a cabin, far away from family and ...more