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Send Down the Rain
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Send Down the Rain
New from the author of The Mountains Between Us and the New York Times bestseller Where the River Ends
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New York Times bestselling author Martin offers us "grace, mercy, and forgiveness in this sweeping love story."*

Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future—until a cherished person from her past returns.

Joseph has been adrift for many years, wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown—and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie.

When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite—until a forty-five-year-old secret begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love.

In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the strengths we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear.

*Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Charles Martin never fails to ask and answer the questions that linger deep within all of us." —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author, for Long Way Gone

"Charles Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers." —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author

  • Full-length, stand-alone novel
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
  • From the author of The Mountain Between Us and Where the River Ends
  • New York Times bestselling author Martin offers us "grace, mercy, and forgiveness in this sweeping love story."*

    Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future—until a cherished person from her past returns.

    Joseph has been adrift for many years, wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown—and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie.

    When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite—until a forty-five-year-old secret begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love.

    In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the strengths we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear.

    *Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "Charles Martin never fails to ask and answer the questions that linger deep within all of us." —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author, for Long Way Gone

    "Charles Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers." —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author

  • Full-length, stand-alone novel
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
  • From the author of The Mountain Between Us and Where the River Ends
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    • Charles Martin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels. He and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida.

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    • Publisher's Weekly

      Starred review from March 26, 2018
      Martin (The Mountain Between Us) explores themes of grace, mercy, and forgiveness in this sweeping love story. Childhood sweethearts Joseph and Allie were ripped apart by the Vietnam War after Joseph was drafted. His years of service leave him decorated for bravery but broken in spirit. Instead of returning home to Florida’s Gulf Coast and Allie, Joseph moves to a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina to live in solitude. After a chance encounter with a woman near his cabin who is trying to move her children to Florida, Joseph decides to help her and finally return home. While in Florida, Joseph witnesses a fiery tanker accident that takes the life of Allie’s husband, Jake. Upon discovering the victim’s identity, Joseph contacts Allie and offers to help her rebuild her struggling restaurant. But their budding relationship is threatened by 45-year-old secrets that will shake them, their loved ones, and even the American public when revealed. Joseph displays an unexpected, hard-earned compassion after the suffering he endured during an unpopular and horrific war. His story acknowledges the unique trauma combat veterans share and the painful aftermath many never completely work through. While faith elements are subtle, Martin slowly unveils Joseph’s commitment to God. In this relatable tale of recovery from physical and emotional trauma, Martin beautifully captures the essence of Christian principles of sacrifice and forgiveness.

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