A Gentle Rain

A Gentle Rain

Book - 2007
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A Connecticut heiress. A Florida cowboy. Her secret. His heart. And the very special family she's come home to find.
Kara Whittenbrook is an unlikely heiress. Down-to-earth and lovably quirky, she's never fit in with the stogy Whittenbrook clan of Connecticut. Growing up at her parents' rainforest preserve in Brazil has given her a quaintly off-beat view of life. Now her beloved parents have died in a plane crash, and Kara's learned a stunning truth.
She was adopted.
Her birth parents, Mac and Lily Tolbert, live and work on a backwoods cattle ranch in northern Florida. Ranch owner Ben Thocco is running out of time and money. He's going to need a miracle in order to save the ranch and care for the likable crew of unusual hands he employs, including Kara's parents and his own fragile brother Joey.
Kara's simple plan to find and know her birth parents unravels almost the moment Kara steps foot on Thocco land.
Praise for Deborah Smith's The Crossroads Cafe-- "One of the top five romances of 2006" Library Journal, starred review
About the Author: With more than 2.5 million copies in print worldwide, Deborah Smith is one of the most beloved authors of romantic, stylish, contemporary Southern fiction. Romantic times awarded Smith a Career Achievement Award and named her 1996 New York Times bestselling novel, A Place To Call Home, one of the top 200 romantic novels of the twentieth century. Deborah lives in the mountains of north Georgia with her husband, Hank."
Publisher: Smyrna, GA : Belle Books, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780976876076
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 23 cm


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Jun 09, 2017

A Gentle Rain is a book I highly recommend. It just might be one of my all time favorite books. You wish you really knew these people and only wish it was a true story about real people. I have bought this book as a gift for about 10 people. It touched my heart. So far, it has received rave reviews from my friends too.

Jan 27, 2012

This is my favorite Deborah Smith novel so far!! She has always given us terrific families full of characters and struggles that they fight together. Here she has drawn a community together, of people who are chosen family. I particularly love how the story shows that money isn't the solution to all problems, and that finding romantic love isn't always either. Truly terrific characters in this one!

Mar 11, 2010

I absolutely adore Deborah Smith!! I have read every one of her books and enjoyed them immensely. Gentle Rain has a wonderful, heartwarming romance at its centre and huggable secondary characters. The best laugh-out-loud section (among many) included an underwater mermaid show complete with an uninvited ten foot alligator "guest"!!


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