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Top Customer Reviews
These two characters meet due to family ties and we follow their story and the roller coaster of their relationship. Things are further complicated by Al and his brother’s long running feud or vendetta and there is always more to things than meets the eye.
There is judicial use of a swear word but always in context and exactly as would be said in those particular circumstances so this doesn’t detract from the book at all.
Al is a loveable rogue and quite endearing. He doesn't always get things right but his emotions are genuine and true and he feels he doesn't deserve happiness. For example: ‘he’d fallen so very hard for her but then he’d needed, felt compelled almost, to give her a chance to walk away. Like all the other women in his life.’
Jan writes in a way that enables you to see the settings she is describing, idyllic settings but then we get the very real down-to-earth, matter of fact, reality of life and what it is really like in the hard graft of today’s world: ‘Al went to the dirty window and looked across the greening paddocks to the outline of Snowdon’s foothills, disappearing to a distant haze beneath a sharp blue sky. Closer to home, the broken concrete yard was full of weeds, but they were flowering and it managed to soften all the edges of neglect. Elderflower was especially profuse, foaming over the walls and fences, highlighted with long tendrils of wild honeysuckle and old roses.’
I’m so glad I found Jan Ruth. It was a pleasure to read this book.
This is what I call a real book with real people.
Title Silver Rain
Author: Jan Ruth
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 29
‘I thought this was a charming story. I enjoyed the fact the characters were not too young; subsequently they were interesting and complicated. The setting is well described and important to the story. Very enjoyable.’ Female reader, aged46
‘This is predominantly a romance and a very good one too. The author’s writing style is lovely; it flows well and she works hard to bring the characters to life.’ Male reader, aged 48
‘There are a lot of twists to this story and the family life of the two characters was interesting. I liked the setting very much. Although the two central characters were well formed, I actually liked the brother, George, the most. I’d recommend this book to anybody looking for a sweet, well-told, often romantic, story.’ Female reader, aged 49
‘Al is fantastic. A bit of a scoundrel, sort of reminded me of Han Solo!’ Female reader, aged 37
Writing Style 10/10
Of the 29 readers:
28 would read another book by this author.
26 thought the cover was good or excellent.
18 thought the best part of the story was the characterisation.
11 thought the best part was the setting.
‘A compelling story populated with wonderfully well-rounded characters. A finalist and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards
Protagonists, Kate and Al are poles apart as people and yet similar in many ways. Both approaching middle age, with the baggage and trauma that comes with extended families. Sensible, mature Kate is the antithesis of reckless, immature Al and yet … and yet …
It’s a clichéd love story in many ways … but without any of the clichés. Instead there are lots of secrets, intrigues, twists and turns along the way – guided by what feels a very competent author’s hand. It’s impossible not to bond with both of the lead characters, and like them as much for their flaws and failings as for their strengths. Somehow the fact we see both sides of their personalities makes them all so much more believable. Even the side characters – Fran, Jo, George and Maisie in particular – all leap from the page fully-formed and crystal clear.
The author uses her knowledge and love of Snowdonia and North Wales to full effect, not relying on postcard views to strengthen the scene, but showing us the area is all of its guises, from swollen rivers to windswept beaches to cloud-topped mountain landscapes.
Contemporary women’s fiction is not usually top of my reading pile but I loved this book. It was the first book I’d read by this author, but having sped through the novel in three sittings, I can’t wait to try another!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yes I read this book approx a month ago and loved it lots of twist and turns which I love I am not good at writing reviewsPublished 1 month ago by Mrs Angeline Geary
First an apology to author Jan Ruth for taking so long to read this book. It has been waiting to be read in my kindle for many months. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Relax and Read Reviews
Loved this book, didn't want it to end a real page turner, with lots of twists along the way. Couldn't help but like Al one of the main characters, even though you could have... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brenda
I was given this book from the lovely Jan Ruth herself.With this book I would say do not judge a book by it's cover. I loved it, it had a brilliant beginning, middle and ending. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hannah ward
Marshmallow or nougat? A marshmallow that’s soft and sweet, easy to swallow but immediately forgotten? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beeshon
I thoroughly enjoyed this book which despite a conventionally romantic title turned out to be if not an unconventional love story, one which is definitely grounded in the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by AliB
Jan Ruth kindly sent me a copy of 'Silver Rain' to review.
After failing to save his marriage, Alastair Black decides to return to his childhood home at Chathill Farm... Read more
I'm late to Jan Ruth's work so I won't outline the plot as many others have done so already. Suffice to say, I enjoyed this book very much indeed. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laura Wilkinson
There was so much I enjoyed about this lovely book - but first and foremost, the two very real main characters, Al (Alasdair) and Kate. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Welsh Annie