TLC Bok Tour Review: The Boy Who Loved Rain (Plus a Giveaway!)

Title: The Boy Who Loved Rain
Author: Gerard Kelly
288 pages, published January 2015
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Note: I received this book from TLC Book Tours to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Good Reads:

They say that what you don't know can't hurt you. They're wrong.
David Dryden, pastor of a high-profile church in London, is admired for his emphasis on the Christian family.  But all is not well in his own family. He and his wife, Fiona, have been glossing over his son Colom's erratic behavior. Then, when a commitment to die is discovered in Colom's room after the suicide of a school friend, David finds himself out of his depth--and Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees.  A wonderful, intelligent, and searching novel about the toxic nature of secrets, and the possibility of starting again.

My Review:

This book was so eloquent and so beautiful! It was thought provoking, emotional, and had so much depth.  I loved the theme of rain throughout the book--all the rain themed quotes at the beginning of each chapter, and how it all made sense at the very end of the book.

In addition to the beautiful, poetic writing, I absolutely loved the story and the characters. I really felt for Fiona in particular, who was so desperately fighting to help her son despite her husband's wishes to not seek help outside the church.  I felt for Colom, who is clearly at a turning point in his life and has no idea how to move forward, as he is haunted by a dream he does not understand. 

Kelly has a fantastic writing style--he takes readers on a journey through Colom's past that makes the book impossible to put down. I kept wanting to know more and more. The story snowballs until you reach the end that ties everything together. I highly recommend this beautiful, heart wrenching book. It will make you think long after you've read the last page!

Author Gerard Kelly

 About the Author:

Gerard Kelly is a well-known speaker and author of fourteen books. He and his wife live and work in France and co-founded the Blessed Network, a movement of young leaders committed to God’s mission on mainland Europe.

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  2. Wow, this sounds like an absolutely beautiful book! I'm a sucker for beautiful language so this is going on my TBR list.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

    1. It's so beautiful and poetic! A fantastic read!


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