Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerard Kelly

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. They’re wrong.

Colom had the perfect childhood, the much-loved only child of a church pastor. Yet he wakes screaming from dreams in which his sister is drowning and he can’t save her.
Fiona turns to her husband, desperate to help their son. But David will not acknowledge that help is needed―and certainly not help from beyond the church.
Then they find the suicide pledge.
Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees… but when will she acknowledge that the unnamed demons Colom faces might be of her and David’s own creation?
This beautifully written and searching novel by poet Gerard Kelly explores the toxicity of secrets, the nature of healing, and the ever-present power of rain.

About the Author

Gerard Kelly is a well-known speaker and author of fourteen books. He and his wife live and work in France and co-founded the Blessed Network, a movement of young leaders committed to God’s mission on mainland Europe.
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My Thoughts
I have to be honest, when I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure I was going to finish it. It starts out somewhat hard to follow. The points-of-view change several times within the first few chapters and it took me awhile to figure out who each character was and how they pertained to the story. Now that being said, you should most definitely not stop reading this book. It does get going and the more I read the more I wanted to read. This book is very emotional and has a very sad felling throughout. It isn't depressing, but it's not a fun loving, happy go lucky book either. It speaks about some very tough subjects and is not for young teens or kids.
Even with the sad nature of the book, I actually did enjoy it. I will say if you are not used to reading British literature then you will probably struggle a little at first, because of the different words and writing style. I am glad that I did decide to keep reading the book. It turned out to be very good. It is most definitely a book I would have never read before, but I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit and read it.
I was blessed with this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required.

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