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Raising Rain

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Raising Rain

    I really liked this book, seeing how Rain was influenced by the 4 women in her household when she was young and then to see those relationships in her adult life. Very special the relationship she had with Bebe, mom is not always the most important female role model and when she is not it is then wonderful to see someone else fill the need.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

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    Women's Fiction with a brain

    There's a reason why Debbie Thomas's last book, Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon, was a finalist for a Christie award, and why I expect this one will be, too: It's one of a new genre of literately-written and thoughtful women's novels. Its central character deals with an increasingly-common situation-- the urgency of wanting a baby, of dealing with the fear of waiting too long. "Why did it have to be like this? She hadn't stopped loving Hayden, she just wanted a baby. She didn't want to kick herself years from now because she hadn't tried hard enough." (page 178.) True, this isn't a fast-paced suspense novel. It's a book to savor and think about long after you close the last well-written page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    A beautiful story

    Debbie Fuller Thomas' writing always rings true. She resists the easy answer and gives us real characters living real lives. I love her take on contemporary issues. In this novel, she moves fluidly between the 60's and the present day, and it's like looking at two pictures of the same people taken at different times: you're fascinated by the way the characters have changed, the way the choices of the past have made them who they are today. This is a compassionate, tender story of real women wrestling with their angels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Good!

    Loved the story & characters, especially Bebe.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    A little tedious.

    It was interesting, but certainly not the best book I have read. Slow moving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    titokaca

    I couldn't get through the first few chapters. When I pulled up this book it had that I gave it 5 stars. I did't so I wanted to make sure to write a new review.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    Highly recommended

    This is story of a girl named rain who was collectively raised by college going students. This book outlines her life growing up and how her mother's attitude played an important role in shaping her personality. There are 3 parallel stories running and each one of them is very well developed. A well written book. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Lightheart

    Hello.

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    Posted February 1, 2013

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