Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wrapped In Rain by Charles Martin

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Some books are a roller-coaster ride from start to finish. Some are a laugh a page, filled with humor and fun. And some are like a slow, leisurely walk in the rain, filled with scents and feelings and haunted by something you just can't quite put your finger on.

That is the writing of Charles Martin.

"Wrapped In Rain" is the story of Tucker, Mutt and Katie. It's the story of the woman who helped raise them all, Miss Ella Rain. And it's the story of the monster who tried to destroy them all--Rex Mason.

Bookpage calls Charles Martin "An author of 'God-haunted southern literature,' and I believe that's the best description ever given.
I thoroughly enjoyed this slow journey through the eyes of Tucker Rain, as he not only remembered, but slowly healed the wounds that went so deep.

It's slow going. Sometimes, it's as slow as molasses. And in today's fast paced world, it's needed. You feel the lyric descriptions of the swamp, the woods, the crater. Your mind's eye gets a healthy workout.

You feel so deeply for Tucker and Mutt that you have to blink several times when you close the pages, to remember where you are and to come back from where they were.

Your arms ache to hold Katie and her little son, Jase. And your heart remembers every Miss Ella God saw fit to place in your life. Like memories that echo through time...that's how I would describe this book.

Again, this isn't the latest release from this author. My bookshelf is so backed up I may never see the light of day or read a new release before it's been out for a year or two.

But I couldn't wait to share this one with you. I began my journey with Mr. Martin in "The Dead Don't Dance", continued on with "When Crickets Cry" (another one you DON'T want to miss), and conclude with "Wrapped In Rain."

But believe me when I say my journey through this man's literary contributions will not stop until his pen runs dry. These are journeys well worth taking. I call it life-changing reading. The best kind.

Thanks, Charles, for sharing your gift with us!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Rel said...

I love Charles' writing too - check out my lengthy transcription of my book club's telephone conference with him on my blog! Have enjoyed all his book but "Crickets" just blew me away :) Looking forward to Chasing Fireflies this June!