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A Gentle Rain | [Deborah Smith]

A Gentle Rain

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.
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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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    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls, NY USA 12-02-13
    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls, NY USA 12-02-13 Member Since 2011

    ~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ ***Love All Romances.....Especially Detailed Historical Type*** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain Spoilers"~~

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    "Extremely Touching!"

    A Gentle Rain is an incredibly touching and emotional story. It's the kind of story that really hits home if you have ever had a family member (or close friend) that have been mentally and/or physically handicapped. The love that permeates within these characters feels so genuine and tender. It reminds you of what's important in life and never take loved ones for granted.

    My only negative about this audible listen is the sound quality. It has many overdubs that can be a bit distracting but in no way takes away from the story.

    This book is more than a romance so don't miss out on this beautiful story!


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jane Pigeon Forge, Tn. 08-03-12
    jane Pigeon Forge, Tn. 08-03-12 Member Since 2009

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    "A must to listen to and enjoy!"
    Would you listen to A Gentle Rain again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again. It's full of life experiences, love, devotion. The best part of the book is the lesson of life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of life. I learned from this book and will apply it to my life.


    Which character – as performed by Suzy Harbulak – was your favorite?

    Joey. Oh who am I kidding? I loved each and every character.


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

    I laughed, smiled, cried, related.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must listen!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Joanette A. Mejean 04-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "One of my favorite performances"
    Where does A Gentle Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My favorite audio books are kept on my computer and are listened to when the mood is right. THIS book stays on my computer, my iPad, and my phone.
    I listen to it over and over.


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

    Kara is a strong female character. She was raised in a considerably non-traditional way and isn't afraid to take a stand for justice and the rights of those less fortunate than herself. I especially enjoyed her taking over the "pirate" poker party and holding hostage a pair of Manolo Blahniks.


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

    The narrator was spot on with depicting each character. I was worried, at the very beginning, that I would not care for her narrative, but she brought each character to life in a way that made me want to know them.


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

    I want to move next door to this group and become friends. I want to sit on the porch and watch Gator doing nothing. I want to listen to Mr Darcy say "I mean that in a good way!" And I would really like to be as patient and tolerant of others as these characters are. (Well, except for the mean girl, of course.)


    Any additional comments?

    The end of the narrative is always a sad moment for me. I want to know how these "people" are doing and what has happened in their lives since I last visited.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 02-28-14
    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2010

    I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.

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    "A sweet story..."

    ... of discovering yourself in the place you least expected to. I did enjoy this book - it's the story of a girl who deposits herself into a life that she is completely unfamiliar with and discovers that she is right where she needs to be.

    Narrator was good.

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    lgreader Massachusetts 02-18-14
    lgreader Massachusetts 02-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor narration the problem"
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    This story could have been excellent, but the narration was not good. I had some trouble telling if the speaker was a male or female. I had to wait to get the context to figure out who was talking. Too bad, because the story was good and I would have enjoyed it a lot more with a different reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Liesl Johannesburg, South Africa 01-29-14
    Liesl Johannesburg, South Africa 01-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!"

    I absolutely loved this book. It is such a touching, realistic story. I really enjoyed it - well worth the credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    June Rowlett, TX, United States 01-20-14
    June Rowlett, TX, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2008
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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.

    0 of 0 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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03-02-13
    Janet Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03-02-13 Member Since 2009

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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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    Kim Racine, WI, United States 02-13-13
    Kim Racine, WI, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2008
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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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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