Send Down the Rain

Send Down the Rain

Allie's second husband is killed tragically when his 18-wheeler crashes into the rocks near their home in Cape San Blas--the tanker was full of fuel and the explosion could be seen on overhead satellites. She'd already lost the beloved waterfront restaurant her parents started and now losing her husband, no matter how unfulfilling their marriage was, might just push her over the edge.

Joseph's time in Vietnam left him with scars that never seemed to heal. No matter how he's tried to love or what he's tried to do since then, he can't pull himself out of the wreckage of his former life. His trust and security shaken, he isolates himself in a cabin. But every morning, he faithfully pours two cups of coffee, drinking his while he sits with the second, and then pouring out the full cup.

It's no small coincidence that Joseph found a mother and her two young children lost in the woods near his cabin. Or that when he helps them return to family in Florida, he's near enough to see that explosion. Near enough to know it's close to home. Near enough to know that his childhood sweetheart needs him.

The years have built so much distance between them, but it's the secrets that may be their final undoing. Send Down the Rain reminds us of the beauty of truth . . . and the power of love to wash away the past.

Title:Send Down the Rain
ISBN:9780718084769
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About Charles Martin

Married to Christy. Father of three boys.


    Send Down the Rain Reviews

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 sentimental stars to Send Down the Rain! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ This book!!! This is my first read by Charles Martin, but I own many on his backlist. I have read wonderful reviews of his books, and I c...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ”It don't feel right, but it's not wrong.It's just hard to start again this far along.Brick by brick, the letting go,As you walk away from everything you knowWhen you release re...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    This is the first book I’ve read by Mr. Martin but I had heard his storytelling was great. I was not disappointed. Everyone has secrets but Joseph has more than anyone. He is a Vietnam veteran who d...

  • Lisa

    Send Down The RainCharles MartinMY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐PUBLISHER Thomas NelsonPUBLISHED May 8, 2018A masterful love story draped in sacrifice, secrets, suffering, solitude and healing. SUMMARYAllie...

  • Marialyce

    "So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored." (Paula Begala)Forty five years i...

  • Beth

    Send Down the Rain is an excellent novel of healing and second chances. Described that way, it may seem like the story is trite or typical, but I assure you, it's definitely not. The back cover copy m...

  • Judy

    Charles Martin has crafted a beautiful story of sacrifice, forgiveness, love and redemption. He is becoming one of my favorite authors very quickly. I've only read this one and The Mountain Between Us...

  • Anna

    Allie and Joseph are broken down from life's disappointments, trying to deal with the traumatic experiences of their pasts. Allie has just lost her second husband in a tragic traffic accident. Joseph ...

  • Pamela

    "I think we all died a little over there. War has a way of killing you whether you die or not."Charles Martin is a master storyteller. So sincere. And so genuine. He picks some challenging topics to w...

  • Staci

    At the heart of this novel is Joseph, a Vietnam Veteran dealing with PTSD. His struggles can be harmful to both himself and others. Realizing that he is a danger to others, he becomes essentially a re...