Thursday, November 16, 2017

Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio Review


Before the Rain Falls:
 A Novel Paperback – May 16, 2017
by Camille Di Maio

After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late.

She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr. Paloma Vega, who’s visiting Puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. Paloma and Mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as “Port of Regret.” But they don’t anticipate how their lives will be changed forever.

Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della’s dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick’s present-day search for answers―about roots, family, love, and what is truly important in life.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Because of the back and forth in the storyline, this was a bit hard to really follow and get into.   I think if it was more solid and flowing the book would have had more potential.  If you enjoy a story that kind of jumps around, but also has very well written character that is set in an older time period, this is going to be a great read. 

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