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  1. Dry as Rain
    Dry as Rain
    Gina Holmes
    Tyndale House / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $9.49 Retail: $13.99 Save 32% ($4.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 23 Reviews
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fantastic, engaging story
    July 21, 2011
    Christianfictionaddiction
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Eric wakes up in bed with a woman who is not his wife, and realizes that what he'd been lusting after was not what he wanted after all. When his wife is in a car accident and her temporary memory loss makes her forget their separation, he seizes on the opportunity for second chances. His effort to renew their marriage comes head-to-head with the truth of his betrayal and the question of whether they can gain back what has been lost.

    Gina Holmes has done it again, and penned a beautifully told, poignant story of grace and forgiveness. Dry as Rain brought tears to my eyes, the second time this author has had such an impact on me. When I began reading the story and realized it was told from a first-person, male perspective, though written by a female, I had a moment where I wondered how accurate of a portrayal the character would be. Fortunately, I kept reading and found the novel was so much more than I was expecting. I will admit the writing wasn't perfect in that some parts of the story felt a bit abrupt. However, the overall story and the powerful conclusion were so satisfying that I cannot help but fully recommend the book. The moment that resonated most for me was when Eric finally comes to realize his need to truly be remorseful and take ownership for his mistakes, and his discovery that it was that moment that brought his real freedom. I am so fortunate to have a wife who is faithful and to have been blessed with such an amazing marriage. This novel reminds me not to take it for granted, ever.

    Dry as Rain is highly recommended and a clear 5 of 5 stars. I am highly anticipating future works from this talented author.

    This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher via netgalley for the purpose of completing this review.
  2. Lisle, IL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great read
    July 18, 2011
    luv2readjen
    Lisle, IL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Dry as Rain - eBook.
    Imagine that your spouse has asked you to move out, and then in an instant forgets that fact and the reasons behind it? What would you do? In this interesting spin on a marriage's twists and turns, Gina Holmes tells a story that is honest and realistic. The characters are well developed and complex enough to feel real, without being over-written.

    In a world where divorce is common and marital commitment is defined as ‘only until I can't stand you anymore' rather than as ‘til death do us part' this book offers a glimpse into lives that are rattled by unexpected events, and the ways that even the deepest loves are changed by betrayal, dishonesty, and pride.

    Overall, the story is one that will connect well with those who are or have been married. I have been married for 21 (almost 22) years, and I related with the characters, their struggles, the way they searched for what was important, and how they came to terms with the situations they found themselves in. I don't think however, that someone who isn't or hasn't been married would get the same things from the story.

    I really enjoyed the book. The ending is plausible, the various crises are real, and the Christianity described in the book is recognizable without being excessive or clichéd. I will look for other books by this author, and I hope I will enjoy them just as much.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
  3. The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Stirring story
    July 13, 2011
    Marbie
    The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Although it is not as I had expected after reading Crossing Oceans, it is a very good read. The story is told from Eric's view and I thought that was really original from a female author. The story went smoothly. It was an enjoyable read.

    Well done, Gina!
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