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Fire and Rain Mass Market Paperback – 14 Nov 1994

4.5 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins,Australia; Reprinted edition edition (14 Nov. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006109272X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061092725
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 913,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fire and Rain by the bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession and The Silent Sister, Diane Chamberlain, is a mysterious and emotionally compelling novel perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Valle Rosa, a small, drought-weary town in Southern California, is under destruction from deadly wildfires. Into the midst of this crisis rolls a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio, who claims he can cure the town's troubles by making it rain.

But Cabrio's entrance into the community brings more than just potential rain, and it's not long before the residents' interests turn from the weather to their mysterious neighbour. For tragedy-afflicted sculptress Mia Tanner, Cabrio unearths old wounds and new loves. For struggling journalist Carmen Perez, Cabrio brings the possibility of revitalizing her career through uncovering the truth about him. And ex-major-league player Chris Garrett is offered the chance to come to terms with the demise of his career as a professional baseball pitcher. As their lives become irrevocably entwined, it's not long before each is forced to face the ghosts of the past.

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'Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged by this cleverly crafted family drama'
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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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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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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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What a heart rendering story. I just couldn't put it down. Everyone had their own secret and reason for hiding away. I have enjoyed all of Diane's books that I have read, and look forward to the next one, in which I can lose myself for a while.
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It was hard to put down and deal with everyday life. As my everyday life was also in a hard place with a very I'll relative it was a fantastic escape. I have read other novels by this gifted writer and like them this is a great read.
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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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A slow burner for me [sic] but nevertheless really interesting. Well formed characters and fresh subject matter. I just love Diane Chamberlains work and would probably be happy to read her shopping lists x
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I loved, in the true Diane Chamberlain form, the characters and their hidden secrets which are slowly revealed throughout the book and the overall feel of the towns etc as well as the story as it unfolds keeps you smitten x
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