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A Gentle Rain

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2007

    An Amazing Tour de Force Contemporary Romance

    ¿Deborah Smith¿s A GENTLE RAIN is a truly amazing tour de force, southern contemporary romance. 'BelleBooks/Nov. 2007' New England heiress, Kara Whittenbrook, who was raised in the Amazon, is devastated over losing both of her parents in a plane crash. However, even more upsetting is discovering she was adopted and that her birth parents are mentally challenged. Kara, under the assumed name Karen Johnson, goes to the Florida ranch where they work to meet them. She pretends she is a down- on-her-luck traveling gypsy, complete with harp and talking pet macaw, Mr. Darcy. When her car gets wrecked due to a runaway horse, she gets hired to be the cook on the Thocco Ranch. Ben Thocco is a half-Indian, hard-working rancher, who is always taking care of strays like the Cracker horses he raises and people with problems like Joey, his brother with Down¿s syndrome. Ben, who has very little time for a personal life, even feels the need to take care of Kara. However, Kara proves quite competent in not only taking care of herself but being extremely helpful to Ben and his unusual family. This couple rescues each other time and time again until they finally realize they¿re perfect for each other! In a world with so much strive, Deborah Smith¿s beautifully written novels are all about the goodness of the human spirit, triumphing over adversity but most of all finding true love in the most unlikely places. A GENTLE RAIN is a masterclass in great contemporary romance with its cast of endearing, misfit characters and heart-warming, unforgettable love story.¿ - Patricia Rouse, Rouse¿s Readers Groups

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - YOU MUST READ IT!!!!!!

    One of the best books I have ever read. Have read it at least twice a year since I discover it. It now resides at the top of my Top 10 Favorite Books!!!!

    READ IT TODAY IT'S TO GOOD TO MISS!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    Mama Knows best...an avid reader

    I'd give it 10 Stars. This is without a doubt the best book I have read in years. I just loved it. 'and I have so many favorite books!!' I've recommended it to everyone and so far all have raved about this story. You wish you knew people like these. My pick of the year. I read a book in a day and a half 'on average' and always read daily. I have so many favorite authors...yet this book was sooooooooooooo good. You have a smile in your heart after you are done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    MASTERPIECE

    This has to be the best novel that I have had the privilege of reading by Deborah Smith. I have read most of her books and each one is a work of art but this book just made me feel good. The characters are wonderful and I laughed more in this book than I have in any other book I have read. There were so many special and tender moments in this book too. You really do feel that there are special angels in this world for each of us and everyone is special, needed and can contribute in some way in society. I found myself trying to pick actors and actresses that could play the parts of Ben and Kara as well as Miriam and Lulu. This book would make a tremendous movie if Hollywood would take the chance. Ms. Smith you have outdone yourself this time and I look forward to your next endeavor!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    I loved this book as it had a great story along with interesting

    I loved this book as it had a great story along with interesting facts about the Florida most people don't know about. Rich in history and great writing. You can see the saw palmetto and smell the creeks and rivers of my childhood. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Love, Love, Love

    Loved reading this. It is such a unique story line with so much heart. Love the two main characters. They are made for each other. Nice to watch this story develop and grow.

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

    A MUST read.... I read at least 250 books a year of all genre.

    A MUST read.... I read at least 250 books a year of all genre. I ordered this by mistake (wrong author) and it is my favorite book that I have read in years (and I have a lot of favorite books). I have recommended this book to all my friends and bought at least 10 copies as gifts. In fact here today to order another copy as a "secret friend " Gift. Don't spoil the book by reading long reviews, just look at the stars and know this is a keeper. I wanted the story to go on and on..you really get "involved" with the charters. Enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Exquisite!

    The more I read of Deborah Smith's books, the more I love her! This book is so beautifully written, the characters, both the main and supporting are so well developed, their quirkiness so real and endearing and many a time, funny in a melancholic way. I will recommend this book to my circle of friends!!!!!

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

    First Read for me of a Deborah Smith Book. Loved It!!!!

    Very dimensional book and so good that I ordered 3 more. Exceptionally interesting characters and story line. While it was fun ~it was also heartwarming and spell binding. I passed it on and my friend also loved it.Hope the next book is as much of a pleasant escape as this one was.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Deborah Smith's A Gentle Rain

    Deborah Smith has such a wonderful way of drawing the reader in. A must read

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