Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin

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...pick up "Thunder and Rain," you will find it a fine diversion, as a good novel should be.


Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed-- a modern day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed.

Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

About Charles Martin

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New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin has written eight novels, including The Mountain Between Us. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. When not writing, his hobbies include bow hunting, working out (a blend of old school stuff and martial arts, called Fight Fit), and Tae Kwon Do, in which he currently has a blue belt, though he notes he is "the least flexible person you've ever met." He lives with his wife, Christy, and their three sons in Jacksonville, Florida.
Published April 3, 2012 by Center Street. 368 pages
Genres: Westerns, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Mar 19 2012

A John Wayne hero, multiple appreciations of the Colt Model 1911 and a cowboy-gets-the-girl romance in one readable package.

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Reviewed by Melanie Smith on Apr 06 2012

...a genuinely worthy modern Western and a great masculine read... an enlivening, inspiring and action-packed novel

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Reviewed by Lee Scott on Apr 05 2012

...pick up "Thunder and Rain," you will find it a fine diversion, as a good novel should be.

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Reviewed by Melissa on Apr 04 2012 about 60 pages from the end I was not pleased with the direction the story seemed to be headed.

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