Book Review of Wrapped in Rain
Charles Martin never fails to satisfy my hunger for Southern fiction. I just finished Wrapped in Rain (Thomas Nelson, 2005). It’s a heart-wrenching-warming saga of two half-brothers who battle the demons of a highly dysfunctional and abusive childhood. Standing beside them is an equally abused, but spiritually fierce caregiver who never stops believing in the power of love and prayer.
Martin tackles some very tough topics: mental illness, alcoholism, infidelity, brutality, and deceit. But somehow he manages to coddle them in a warm blanket of hope. You will be rooting for Tucker, Mutt, and little Jase. They deserve better than what life (and their fathers) have dealt them. Read Wrapped in Rain and see if they find a way to forgive the unforgiveable.
About the Author
CHARLES MARTIN is a New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, including his most recent book A Life Intercepted, and my personal favorite, When Crickets Cry. His work is available in 17 languages. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and their three sons.