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Fire and Rain
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I'm on a bit of a Diane Chamberlain kick at the moment and the synopsis of this one really intrigued me. From the outset I expected this to be a compelling read and I wasn't wrong; with its memorable characters and beautiful, haunting setting it was a very appealing story. There's a nice romantic arc running through it as well as several intertwining back stories that really grip the reader.

The book is set in Valle Rosa, California, an area plagued by drought and fires. Desperate to save his scorched community, the mayor of the town seeks the assistance of a compelling stranger, one who promises to bring rain to the valley but at the same demands privacy in his work. With the mayor's ex-wife being a TV reporter though, and half the town thinking the elusive stranger is a con-man, keeping a low profile might not be as easy as expected...

As I've said, this was a really wonderful read. Though I didn't always like the characters and thought some of their actions questionable on occasion, they were nonetheless believable. There's nothing worse than one dimensional characters, but thankfully there were none here. The plot moved along at a steady pace with interesting little twists and turns that I'm coming to realise this author is excellent at creating. The story wasn't predictable either, which was reassuring; this was a terrific piece of contemporary fiction full of emotion and depth.

If you've never read a book of Diane Chamberlain's before, then what on earth are you waiting for?
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2011
I am completely captivated by this author and having tried Breaking the Silence on Amazon's recommendation, I haven't looked back. I have now read 5 of her books and have just bought another 3 for my Kindle. I keep expecting each book to disappoint because I can't believe she can write so many great, yet different books, however, they have all been excellent. They are unique, not at all predictable, and draw you in to the characters' lives.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2011
I read this on my Kindle whilst sunning myself in Majorca recently, great holiday read, not too taxing, couldn't put it down really. Would definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 September 2011
This is the first book by this author that I have read and as I did so I ticked my mental boxes as I went. Authentic setting, a real world with real, recognisable characters,a dramatic start plunging the reader straight into the story. The confidence rating was high and by this I mean I knew I was in the hands of a natural storyteller who would not disappoint. However, I baulked at the rainmaking. I know this is fiction but I do think that if a writer is going to introduce a scientific concept like this into a realistic novel then it has to be pretty convincing. The reader does not need too many technical details but the idea has to be at least possible. Otherwise too much has to be sketchy and taken on trust and that can undermine the story. I know not many will agree with me. It's like reading a real-life story and suddenly a totally unbelievable goblin pops up. That said I was totally drawn into the lives of these characters and the book sustained me through a long and boring sea journey. I will certainly try more by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2015
Forgiveness,sacrifice, love and friendships built on cautious lives showing the spirit of human endurance slowly unwinding into strength, trust and love. A truly remarkable story.
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on 26 January 2015
I was disappointed with this novel from the start. Usually Chamberlains books I find easy to be drawn into and they grip me from the beginning. It took me about a third of the book to feel involved. The story I found far fetched, most of the characters I did not really care about apart from the central character Jeff and his relationship with Mia. I found the latter half more interesting as Jeff's past started to be unravelled but found the ending rather brief and not complete in tying up the story . An ok read but definitely not one of the authors best in my view .
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on 7 January 2013
The book itself is a good read and usual Diane Chamberlain standard, however the transferrence of script to kindle is so poor that it has made this book difficult to read. The quality of the typing is disgusting. The spacing between words and even the words themselves that been so badly prepared that sentences are hard to read. i.e. what should have read "Theory" typed as "the ory" and then words that should have been separated by a space joined together. Altogether most unsatisfactory!
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on 15 April 2014
I have now read about 13 of Diane Chamberlains books just this year. I don't give detailed reviews because I am not a story spoiler. I think if you read peoples reviews together with the book description you can make your up your own mind whether to buy. I really don't know where she keeps pulling these stories from because everyone is different. My favourite author for a long time and I thank her for filling many happy hours of reading.
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on 12 December 2013
I am so pleased I managed to get 4 of Diane Chamberlain's books for my Kindle. One of my favourite authors and this book didn't disappoint, fantastic story, loved the imagination used to make the rainmaker equipment. Think it was made even better by the fact that the author didn't modernise it but left it set in the time she wrote it. No mobile phones! Have read 3 of the 4 and would have the same comment for them all.
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on 25 June 2012
Another good book by Diane Chamberlain. This one took a couple of attempts to read - I would get to the end of the 2nd chapter and I wouldn't feel the same pull to continue reading as I normally get from Diane's books.

I finally managed to get through and and I'm so glad I did. A really good story with a nice ending, albeit a little predictable!

Would recommend to any Diane Chamberlain fan!
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