The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerard Kelly *Giveaway*

image• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: Lion Fiction (January 27, 2015)

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Colom had the perfect childhood, the much-loved only child of a church pastor. Yet he wakes screaming from dreams in which his sister is drowning and he can’t save her.

Instigative narrative along with pestilent and disarming characters. Quite an intense read leaving you emotionally spent. Kelly creates a novel engaging the reader, bringing on numerous questions as you place yourself in the position of the characters and their delicate circumstances. Impassioned, the secrets dark and deep, very well done.

Kelly certainly succeeded in frustrating this reader to no end. It was challenging being a spectator, so many times I wanted to crawl through the pages and shake sense into a few people as well as wrap my arms around them providing comfort, taking on their many burdens and acute pain. David – his presence is felt even though his appearance is infrequent. He frustrates you as well as begs empathy for his behavior good and bad. Fiona, my goodness I felt her pain, her joy, she touched my heart. As a mother I related to all the bittersweet moments this woman, wife, mother dealt with. Colum, fragile yet a sturdy young man entering your heart and burying himself there. His journey is stalled and you hope he finds his way through the rough terrain.

The narrative slowly gains momentum, secrets revealed, decisions questioned and finally all is exposed and the plot hits its apex head on. The secrets are plenty, catching you off guard.

A story exploring the danger of secrets and their affect on the family. Emotionally gripping, undoubtedly profound. Complex piece of literature, looking forward to reading more of Gerard Kelly. Highly recommend, excellent selection for reading groups – loads to discuss.

About Gerard Kellyimage
Gerard Kelly is a well-known speaker and author of fourteen books. He and his wife live and work in France and co-founded the Blessed Network, a movement of young leaders committed to God’s mission on mainland Europe.

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Excited to be participating in the tour for Gerard Kelly’s The Boy Who Loved Rain, be sure to check out the entire tour schedule here, it runs through 19 March. Thank you TLC!



4 thoughts on “The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerard Kelly *Giveaway*

  1. Pingback: Gerard Kelly, author of The Boy Who Loved Rain, on tour February/March 2015 | TLC Book Tours

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