Rainwater - Large Print Author:Sandra Brown Acclaimed bestselling author Sandra Brown celebrates the spirit and determination that kept our country proud even through the Great Depression, in this moving tale of a bygone generation and a strong young widow who must rise above her circumstances. — Ella Barron is determined that even the ravages of the Dust Bowl will not affect the well-orde... more »red life she has built for herself and her special child, Solly, who lives in a world of his own that even she can't enter. Aware that he evokes pity and distrust, Ella holds herself aloof from her small community, but her new boarder, David Rainwater, comes into her life -- and changes it forever. As economic desperation creates bitter social unrest in the town and surrounding farms, Ella finds herself relying on Mr. Rainwater's soft-spoken advice and the steely resolve of his convictions. But tensions escalate in the summer heat, until one violent night everything they believe in will be put to the ultimate test.
Sandra Brown's Rainwater is a poignant, lyrical novel that will speak straight to your heart, a story that bears witness to a powerful truth: love is worth whatever price one must pay for it.« less
Very enjoyable book. Part of the story involves a single mother in the 1930s(?) struggling with an autistic child, when very little was known about it at the time. Having an autistic child myself, it is difficult to imagine how much worse this challenge would be if we knew even LESS than we know now! Wonderful story about finding love in a surprising, bittersweet way, with a backdrop of racial/class struggles. Nothing like her other books. (though I've enjoyed those too) Her protagonist, Mr. Rainwater is a man after any woman's heart, I think. Swoon!