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After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She's free from confinement - and ready to tell her secrets before it's too late.

She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr. Paloma Vega, who's visiting Puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. Paloma and Mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as "Port of Regret." But they don't anticipate how their lives will be changed forever.

Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della's dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick's present-day search for answers about roots, family, love, and what is truly important in life.

©2017 Camille Di Maio (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Decent story. Iffy on religion.

I could have done without the marginalization of Catholics. No Catholic I know goes to church, we go to Mass. We don't genuflect out of habit or worship the preist or choir members. Even in rural south Texas, we know better than to be so easily drawn in by show. And yes, I would know. What was marginal was the near instalove by two pseudo sophisticates. They come along to do everyone a great big favor. Now that I think about it, I guess I didn't like it all that much. Too many unnecessary little digs at tradition, heritage, culture and history. Comes off as pevish interruptions in what could have been a great story. Should have been.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Excellent

Loved it! Could not stop listening and was Wowed by the plot twist!! I could read this over and over!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Before the Rain Falls: A Family Love Novel

Nice variety of characters. Unexpected story line. Ending really surprised me. Loved the details around everything besides the people. A very adequate performance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Before the Rain Falls

I found this very well written book to be extremely unbelievable and depressing. I won't recommend it to any of my friends or family. Such a sad book.

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what a book!!!

What made the experience of listening to Before the Rain Falls the most enjoyable?

when I first started listening i was not that interesting about listening to it. the book for me was a little bit boring at the beginning but after couple hours of listening I wanted to find out more about what really happened to the sister. im so happy I finished the book, it was amazing ,I even cried through the book. it's worth listening, im sure you will love as much I did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fairytale

The end to me seemed unbelievable and empty of real life possibilities as did much of the story.

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I could not finish.

I kept trying but 1/3 of the way through I decided to stop reading it. Maybe it was the narration, maybe it was the story, but I think it was both.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Kept me listening.

Loved the story. Though sad.... the relationships could be inspiring. To live through it, you could not have a "what if" frame of mind.





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Tragic and happy at the same time

This book captured my attention from the very beginning. I didn't want to stop reading it. There were times it was warm and hopeful and full of love. Then there were times where it made me want to cry. This is an excellent read and highly recommended.

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Religion once again misused

The book is long and too much in 1st person's head. How stupid can one be "religion " is the answer. How can Delia believe she can fool G