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A Gentle Rain Audiobook

A Gentle Rain

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Mary 01-07-15
    Mary 01-07-15 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A Sweet Read that held my attention."

    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.

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    Debbie Oklahoma, USA 12-30-14
    Debbie Oklahoma, USA 12-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Entertaining Story"
    What did you love best about A Gentle Rain?

    A Gentle Rain is a good, easy listen - very entertaining.


    What other book might you compare A Gentle Rain to and why?

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    What about Suzy Harbulak’s performance did you like?

    Very good reader for this book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne 12-20-14
    Suzanne 12-20-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Gentle Hearts"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 12-03-14
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 12-03-14 Member Since 2016

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "A wonderful surprise"

    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nadene 11-29-14
    Nadene 11-29-14 Member Since 2009
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    "So funny!"

    Loved this book with the different handicapped characters on the farm and their love and devotion to people who care for them. Laugh-out-loud-funny and sweet!

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    June 01-20-14
    June 01-20-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful book"
    Would you listen to A Gentle Rain again? Why?

    Yes I would definitely listen again. As a matter of fact I plan to listen again, something I rarely do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Very unusual story. Full of love. A romance yet with no detailed sex scenes.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Klehan 02-13-13
    Klehan 02-13-13
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    "I'm glad I hung in there"
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    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.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tina United States 12-06-13
    Tina United States 12-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "What a surprise!"
    What did you love best about A Gentle Rain?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Gentle Rain?

    When Karen is walking Estreya around the barrels in the moonlight and talking to her about Ben will stay in my memory.


    What does Suzy Harbulak bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia South Plainfield, NJ, United States 03-21-13
    Cynthia South Plainfield, NJ, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Gentle Rain"

    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.

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    Janet Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03-02-13
    Janet Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03-02-13 Member Since 2016

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    "2nd Review from the same Author"

    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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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