- Paperback: 400 pages
- ISBN: 1414333064
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (publication date: September 2011)
- Genre: Christian Fiction
Behind every broken vow lies a broken heart.
When Eric and Kyra Yoshida first met, they thought their love would last forever. But like many marriages, theirs has gradually crumbled, one thoughtless comment and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal pushes them beyond reconciliation. Though Eric longs to reunite with Kyra, the only woman he has truly loved, he has no idea how to repair the damage that’s been done.
Then a car accident erases part of Kyra’s memory—including her separation from Eric—and a glimmer of hope rises from the wreckage. Is this a precious opportunity for the fresh start Eric has longed for? Does he even deserve the chance to find forgiveness and win back Kyra’s heart . . . or will the truth blow up in his face, shattering their last hope for happiness? A richly engaging story of betrayal and redemption, Dry as Rain illuminates with striking emotional intensity the surprising truth of what it means to forgive.
Dry as Rain is Gina Holmes second book, following the success of Crossing Oceans. It was interesting to read a book by a female author told through a male perspective. I thought it added an interesting twist to many of the books I read. When Kyra’s accident causes her to have amnesia and lose her memory of the past 5 years, Eric (her husband) has to decide what the “right thing is”. Is it right to tell his wife that they are separated? Is it right to lead her to believe that they are happily married? What would anyone in Eric’s position do?
I have to admit, I tended to over analyze this storyline. Over time, I found myself asking these questions: Why is it that Kyra remembers everything else within those 5 years, except her marriage? Is Kyra pretending to have amnesia to perhaps give Eric an opportunity to redeem himself? How is it that everyone in Kyra’s life is also going along with this fantasty that the marriage is great and not on the rocks?
However, once I quit over thinking Kyra’s amnesia and why her loved ones would not step forward and disclose the truth, the book was quite enjoyable. Of course, they were also just following doctor’s orders, too.
Dry as Rain does raise moral and ethical questions for me. However, it was also very interesting to read what one man does to win his wife back and how he uses every opportunity to express his love and be the husband he wants to be. Towards the end of the book, I felt the book came together rather nicely and was realistic to what Kyra chooses to do in regards to her marriage.
If you like Christian fiction, then you will enjoy this book. If you like books that deal with relationships, you will also like this book. If you don’t over analyze, this book is rather quite good!