I have a new rule for selling fiction. Anytime a book contains a story line that is about a boy and his dog, it needs to be sold with a box of tissues with it. Heaven sent Rain by Lauraine Snelling is one of those that should have a box with it.
Dinah’s life is well ordered, everything is in its place and she is happy. Her company just made a big break through with a dietary supplement and it looks like everything is smooth sailing. Then she stops for breakfast one morning and her perfect life is suddenly tangled up with Jonah.
Jonah is a very different 7 year old boy. He seems to be taken care of, as his clothes are clean and neat. He looks like he is getting enough to eat and yet every morning he and his dog are sitting outside of Extraburger. Dinah stops and feeds them breakfast one morning and her life will never be the same.
Most of you will be able to figure out the story line quickly, but it does not take away the pleasure of reading this book. It was a perfect read for a quiet Sunday afternoon. It is heartwarming and a great reminder that we do live in a community and we need to take care of each other even when it knocks us out of our comfort zones.
I have enjoyed many of Lauraine’s books and recommend them to readers as often as I can. The historical ones shine a light on different parts of America’s settling, while her contemporary ones often have an important lesson in a very gentle story. I look forward to seeing what she has to say next.