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THUNDER AND RAIN

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Out in west Texas, Tyler Steele, retired Texas Ranger, wife locked in rehab, must make sense of a life undone.Martin's (Where the River Ends, 2008, etc.) latest is a tale of love, loyalty, loss and unexpected reconciliation, topped off by ample violence. Driving through a foggy Texas night, Ty narrowly avoids a collision with a battered station wagon carrying Samantha Dyson and her young daughter ... Read full review

Review: Thunder and Rain

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Melanie Smith

Those looking for a genuinely worthy modern Western and a great masculine read should consider Charles Martin's latest, THUNDER AND RAIN, an enlivening, inspiring and actionpacked novel. It is filled with fighting scenes and various elements: suspense, mystery, martial arts, violent shootouts, redneck humor, tasteful touches of eroticism (written from the perspective of a perfect gentleman), great ... Read full review

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User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

"Unbelievable!! I just finished Thunder & Rain (could not put it down, as picked it up this weekend, and had to get up early on Sunday to finish it before going to church)....it was AMAZING! I have ... Read full review

A story worth reading, but not my favorite

User Review  - Cafe Lily Book Reviews - Christianbook.com

I discovered Charles Martin when I read his first book, The Dead Don't Dance, published by Thomas Nelson. I saw the title at my local library, and became intrigued with the cover, so I brought it home ... Read full review

Great read!

User Review  - M Tanavamel - Christianbook.com

We all experience Thunder and Rain. Charles Martin takes the hard stuff of life and puts it in perspective with a child’s brutally honest letters to God that are laced throughout this novel. Heroes ... Read full review

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Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
Move over Walker; there’s a new Texas Ranger hero in town. I have always been a romantic at heart, especially when it comes to Texas Rangers. They are true
heroes with a thankless job. While listening to "Thunder and Rain" I had to keep reminding myself that Tyler Steele is a character in a book and not a real person. Retired Texas Ranger, Tyler Steele, carries a heavy burden; he has a ten year old son, a wife who is an addict, and a cart load of debt. Steele was driving home one night when he ran into a car stalled in the middle of the road. Inside he found a hamster, a woman and a girl. They were dirty, down on their luck and on the run from an evil officer of the law. Their situation was hopeless. Steele offered them his protection.
Charles Martin is quite a writer! He managed to combine romance, action, drama, and danger all in one book. Usually romance is written from the point of view of the female lead. That is what makes this book unique; the plot is told from the perspective of Texas Ranger Tyler Steele and Hope, a ten year old girl. The narrative moves back and forth between Tyler and Hope. Another unique feature in this book is Hope’s narrative; it is written as a journal or letter to God. Her words are from the heart and written in a conversational manner. This is my kind of book! I am not familiar with the art of Charles Martin but he now goes to the top of my 'to watch for' list. This review is of the audio format in which the readers are Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell. Their voices brought Steele and Hope to life and they marched off the CD and into my heart.
 

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kdf_333 - LibraryThing

love, love, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this book! Read full review

Review: Thunder and Rain: A Novel

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Very well written. Love his writing style and the way he draws you into his characters. Would love to have cowboy on my side anytime. Read full review

ok

User Review  - gandalf7 - Overstock.com

this book was ok but not as good as his others which were excellent. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ebv - LibraryThing

A story about a retired Texas Ranger whose sense of duty doesn't leave him. Another great Charles Martin read. Read full review

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