Friday, August 5, 2011

Dry as Rain-Gina Holmes

Dry as Rain
Gina Holmes
Tyndale, Sep 1 2011, $13.99
ISBN: 9781414333069

Twenty years ago, Eric informed his date that he just met the woman he was going to marry. He and Kyra began seeing each other and married. They have a son Benji who joined the Navy but recently received a medical discharge.

Now the couple is separated with Kyra filing for divorce. Eric sleeps with young co-worker Danielle, but feels guilty when he calls it making love. Kyra is severely injured in a car accident and has lost her recent memory including their marital problems. Though he knows what he is about to do is wrong, a desperate Eric realizes he loves his wife and will do anything to save their marriage. He pretends they never separated praying she forgives him for his sin if she remembers.

This is an entertaining family drama filled with a fascinating lead couple as Eric learns Walter Scott’s warning: “what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive!” while Kyra recovers her health and begins recalling the truth. The support cast is eccentric as Benji, Eric's BFF Larry and troubled youngster Angelo add tsuris to the mix. The lack of what caused the estrangement and a sudden ending detract from an otherwise interesting relationship story line.

Harriet Klausner

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