A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.
©2007 Deborah Smith (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
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It has a collection of characters that just seem to be perfect together on a ranch. Everyone has a job and love is the resounding message. I laughed a lot.
A Gentle Rain is a good, easy listen - very entertaining.
Very good reader for this book.
Worth the credit!
This is going to be a book I will listen too many times as it has superb characterisation, the narrator is amazing, and the story has romance, mystery, brotherly love, tears and laughter. For those who believe in the power of faith, the ending is (overly) perfect but nothing else would do. Too many favourite characters and special moments to choose from.
Please do yourself a favour and listen to this story. This is an audio book done with such perfection I would never spoil it by reading a hard copy.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith was my first of her books to read, and what an amazing gift it was. I bought this book on sale, and it will not be the last of Ms. Smith's books that I treat myself to. I loved it. Precious characters that were developed well, very nice plot that came back to itself nicely. Smart. Fun. Lovely.
Credit worthy? Yes!
Yes I would definitely listen again. As a matter of fact I plan to listen again, something I rarely do.
Can't decide. Ben. Perhaps Cara. Or perhaps Lily. Ben because he cared so much about other people and he sacrificed so much to help others. Cara because she was so good and kind. Lily because she never forgot her baby.
Very unusual story. Full of love. A romance yet with no detailed sex scenes.
The book started out so slow and confusing with all the people in this story, I thought I may have wasted a credit. I kept listening and I am so glad I did. I really liked the charachters and I do mean charachters. Kara found out she was adioted and set out to find her birth parents. What she found was clearly unexpected. The story was sometimes sad, sweet and sometimes funny and it left me with a good happily ever after feeling.
It is a wonderful story about live, love, and triumph. I love the descriptions of Florida; she does an excellent job with the landscapes and wildlife. The characters will stay in my mind for many years to come.
When Karen is walking Estreya around the barrels in the moonlight and talking to her about Ben will stay in my memory.
Suzy's voice especially as Karen takes you right inside her head. I have become literally addicted to audio books. It is the best of both world; I can continue to do my two favorite hobbies at the same time. I can sew and enjoy a new book.
Yes, I listened to this book late in the evening and immediately started it in the morning. I just finished it and felt it was important to write a review.
I live in SW FL and am drawn to books set in FL. I also am a retired special needs teacher and was moved by the author's sensitivity and insight into each character.
What a Lovely book. it is well worth hearing it again and again.A touching and sweet book. I look forward to more from Deborah Smith in the future.
I love Deborah Smith for bringing out the fun and humor side of living with autism. The difficult task of caring and loving autistic family member comes with true sacrifice and wealth of accomplishments and heart warming rewards.
Ben is a true hero. What a loving brother and caring soul. Though he had moments of "what could have been", he never regretted choosing his brother even knowing his condition. In fact, he created what seems to others could be a dysfunctional family ranch but he went and won the biggest applause for his ranch. Thanks to the stubborn belief of his charges, he would have never met his reward, Cara.
I went and burst out laughing during the purchase of a good for "dog food" horse, can't help but be touched over the reasons of daisy designs and white painted stones about Cara, and be encouraged and hopeful over the challenges dealing with autisms.
It's an inspiring story mated with good narration. The few times the narrator gets the voices cloudy for me is an oversight. In the end, Gentle Rain is among the treasures in my library.
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