Review: Dry as Rain

Dry as RainFrom the bestselling author of Crossing Oceans comes a powerfully moving story that tests the limits of love’s forgiveness. Like many marriages, Eric and Kyra Yoshida’s has fallen apart slowly, one lost dream and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal finally pushes them beyond reconciliation. Just when it looks like forgive and forget is no longer an option, a car accident gives Eric the second chance of a lifetime. A concussion causes his wife to forget details of her life, including the chasm between them. No one knows when—or if—Kyra’s memory will return, but Eric seizes the opportunity to win back the woman he’s never stopped loving.


My Review:

Dry as Rain is anything but. I’d been anxious to read Holmes’ work after her debut, Crossing Oceans, was such a smash. Dry as Rain really didn’t dissapoint. Strong writing, full of emotions and enough tension to keep you turning each page.

The entire book is told through the husband’s perspective. Honestly, I did struggle with that at first. But the character himself is a flawed man, and it was difficult seeing his faults through his eyes. Brilliant on the writer’s part. Truly brilliant.

Unlike so much fiction that sugar-coats so many truths and realities that Christians face in life, Holmes breaks it all apart and shows the raw wounds. This story left me questioning my own faith and my own character. Could I truly forgive? Could I give the mercy and grace that is given to me?

I challenge you to read Dry as Rain. It is painful at times, but you won’t be disappointed.

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest review of the novel. 

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  • Thank you so much for that review. You couldn’t have said anything nicer. You got exactly what I was going for and not many people have I don’t think. It challenged me too. I struggled writing it because I thought, there’s no way in heck I’d forgive him for cheating. But you know what? I would have had to and as a writer I surprised myself by thinking, I would have taken him back. Never in a million years would I have thought that. Sometimes God works on the writer’s heart too 🙂

  • It is amazing the lessons the writers can learn in one book. 🙂 I thought the same as you and I’m still struggling with it – could I truly forgive him? Do I even forgive those who have hurt me in other ways? So much to ponder. Thank YOU, Gina!