Saturday, May 3, 2014
HEAVEN SENT RAIN by Lauraine Snelling
Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah.
The boy shows up one day, a scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building. Dinah knows nothing about kids and even less about animals, but after she buys him breakfast, he shows up the next day...and the next. She tries to learn more about him, to help him, but he's remarkably skilled at evading her questions. And then, late one night, he calls her in a panic-his dog has been badly injured. Dinah rushes them to a local animal clinic, where she meets Garret, a veterinarian with a thriving practice and a passion for drawing. Though Jonah takes to Garret right away, for some reason neither understands, Dinah and Garret just don't mesh. But for Jonah's sake, their lives continue to collide, and slowly the relationship between these three strangers begins to change.
This is such a sweet story I hated to see it end, however, I did like the ending! Lauraine didn't disappoint with this one, she gave us the perfect example of how God puts people in together. My heart hurt for Jonah and what he was going through. I was glad Dinah made the decision that she did and that she also let someone else in her life. Things do work out for the best when we follow His direction.
Snelling is a good storyteller, her characters are good people that react to life's situations the same way we all do. Totally loved this book.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.