Spring Rain (Seaside Seasons Series #1)

Spring Rain (Seaside Seasons Series #1)

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by Gayle Roper
     
 

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In this first book of the Seaside Seasons series, Leigh Spenser, a young teacher and the single mother of ten-year-old Billy, is thrown into conflict. Clay Wharton, the boy's estranged father, comes home to Seaside, New Jersey, to await his twin brother's death from AIDS. Threats against Billy's life ratchet the tension tighter, as Leigh wrestles with both tough and

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In this first book of the Seaside Seasons series, Leigh Spenser, a young teacher and the single mother of ten-year-old Billy, is thrown into conflict. Clay Wharton, the boy's estranged father, comes home to Seaside, New Jersey, to await his twin brother's death from AIDS. Threats against Billy's life ratchet the tension tighter, as Leigh wrestles with both tough and tender feelings for her old flame. Clay's own conflict, as he seeks to come to grips with his brother's lifestyle choices and the needs of the boy he fathered, underline the issue of God's forgiveness in the hearts -- and lives -- of this modern-day family. An emotionally gripping read!


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307781673
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Series:
Seaside Seasons Series , #1
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
488,238
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Gayle Roper is the author of 26 books and a frequent speaker at women's events and writers' conferences. She and her husband live in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, minutes away from Lancaster County, and count many Plain folk among their friends.


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Spring Rain (Seaside Seasons Series #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
A decade ago, Leigh Spenser¿s true love Clay Wharton left Seaside New Jersey and her. She gave birth to his son, but he never returned for her so she raised Billy by herself with some help from Clay¿s twin brother Ted.

However, Ted is dying from AIDS and Clay has returned to Seaside to be with him in his sibling¿s final moments even if he loathes his twin¿s gay lifestyle. However, Clay also has to contend with the love he left behind and their son, who hates him for abandoning them. Leigh must deal with knowing that in spite of everything that has passed, she still loves Clay, who wants to spend the rest of his life making it up to his family.

SPRING RAIN is a powerful realistic look at life, especially redemption. The story line tugs at the reader as Clay realizes that regardless of Ted¿s sexual preference, he is still his beloved twin and he will do anything to comfort him. Clay also understands that time is on his side when it comes to obtaining forgiveness from Leigh and Billy and, like with Ted, he will do anything to become a fixture in their lives. Gayle Roper writes a strong tale that centers on plenty of room for everybody in God¿s tent.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is the first I've read of Gayle Roper's, but it won't be the last! This is not your 'run-of-the-mill' story-line. Realistic, current event,life-changing, thought-provoking writing woven with master craftsmanship. I like a story that stays with me, helps me to grow, ends with hope, but leaves a longing for more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually get tired around nine o¿clock and am in bed by ten. However, when I read Spring Rain, I stayed up until 1:15 AM¿until I finished reading it. I couldn¿t put it down! Gayle does a masterful job of combining a sensitive subject with a powerful story. While she addresses AIDS, homosexuality and Christianity, at no time does Spring Rain feel preachy. Instead it is a beautiful love story told with mystery and drama. If you like a good read, if you like a sweet romance, and if you like a touch of suspense Spring Rain is the book for you!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extremely good book and very captivating. Once I began reading I couldn't put it down. The author handles the situations in such a passionate way, it's great!