Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Join Jill at Breaking the Spine for "Waiting" on Wednesday

This week I am looking forward to Sandra Brown's newest book, Rainwater.

According to Simon and Schuster

The year is 1934. With the country in the stranglehold of drought and economic depression, Ella Barron runs her Texas boardinghouse with an efficiency that ensures her life will be kept in balance. She also cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose misunderstood behavior finds Ella on the receiving end of pity, derision, and suspicion. David Rainwater arrives at the house looking for lodging but Ella senses that admitting him will bring about unsettling changes. However, times are hard, so Mr. Rainwater moves inÉand impacts her life in ways Ella could never have foreseen.

The changes are echoed by the turbulence beyond the house walls. Friends and neighbors now face financial ruin and in an effort to save their families from homelessness and hunger, are forced to make heart rending choices. The climate of desperation creates a fertile atmosphere for racial tensions and social unrest. Conrad Ellis -- privileged and spoiled and Ella's nemesis since childhood -- steps into this arena of teeming hostility to exact his vengeance and demonstrate the extent of his blind hatred and unlimited cruelty. He and his gang of hoodlums come to embody the rule of law, and no one in Gilead, Texas, is safe. Particularly Ella and Solly.

In this hotbed of uncertainty, Ella finds Mr. Rainwater a calming presence. Slowly, she begins to rely on his soft-spokenness, his restraint, and the steely resolve of his convictions. And on the hottest, most violent night of the summer, those principles will be put to the ultimate test.


Nina said...

Sounds great!
Havent heard of the book before, so thank you.

Here's mine:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Haven't heard of this one - sounds good!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I was not aware of this one?? Thanks

Jill said...

I've enjoyed the few books of hers that I've read...thanks for putting this one on my radar!

Stephanie said...

This novel sounds interesting!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a really good book!

Unknown said...

I have heard of this author over and over but have yet to read anything from her - I am thinking I should - this sounds good!