Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Completely Captivated ~ Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes ~ Review

Gina Holmes in a master wordsmith and story weaver and in her second novel, Dry as Rain, I was once again captivated.

                I love first person novels and done well, I feel I can really crawl within the skin of the character. The first person in the male point of view isn’t often seen, but I thought it well done. There were a few times I would have liked to climb within the mind of Kyra (the wife) and feel what she was thinking, but for the most part she was a transparent character, which worked well on the ‘stage’ of this story.

                The plot of this book will, I believe, touch many lives. Relationships, control, mistakes, you don’t necessarily have to be going through a separation or divorce to grasp the depth of Eric and Kyra’s emotions.

                I grew to admire Eric’s convictions as he realized just how much he did not want to lose his wife. We don’t realize how much we want something until we can’t have it. This novel kept me hanging. 15 pages from the end and I wasn’t sure how it was going to wrap up! There is a great concept to this novel that takes it beyond just “finding love” again. There is depth to the plot.

                An excellent story cover to cover, I am once again thrilled with the voice of Gina Holmes. She crafts a masterful story!

                This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

More about Dry as Rain

Behind every broken vow lies a broken heart.

When Eric and Kyra Yoshida first met, they thought their love would last forever. But like many marriages, theirs has gradually crumbled, one thoughtless comment and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal pushes them beyond reconciliation. Though Eric longs to reunite with Kyra, the only woman he has truly loved, he has no idea how to repair the damage that’s been done.

Then a car accident erases part of Kyra’s memory—including her separation from Eric—and a glimmer of hope rises from the wreckage. Is this a precious opportunity for the fresh start Eric has longed for? Does he even deserve the chance to find forgiveness and win back Kyra’s heart . . . or will the truth blow up in his face, shattering their last hope for happiness? A richly engaging story of betrayal and redemption, Dry as Rain illuminates with striking emotional intensity the surprising truth of what it means to forgive.

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