After reading review after review about the greatness of Three Days of Rain by Christine Hughes I finally decided to buy and read the book myself. I took it as a challenge not to cry while reading it like others who read it. I am happy to say that not a single tear was shed during the reading of this book. I was able to keep each tear welled up, none spilled over.
Christine Hughes’ writing style is all encompassing. The reader is submerged not only in the lives of the characters but their feelings almost overwhelm the reader. She is a brilliant writer who is able to wrench emotion from the reader even when they don’t intent to let it surface.
Gosh darn it (please substitute with harsher words), Three Days of Rain was not what I expected in the least, and yet I liked it. Everything fit together in Jake's life, just as it should. For the book to end any other way would have seemed unreal which would have been contrary to Christine’s gift of making it all seem very real.
I give this book four chocolate bars and a high recommendation.