I just finished up an audio book, The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel, by Nancy Pickard.
It was a good book. It caught me right away which is always a huge plus. I was drawn to the book as I had read another book by the author, The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel and had really liked that.
Here’s what Amazon has to say about it: “One beautiful summer afternoon, Jody Linder receives shocking news: The man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. It has been twenty-three years since that stormy night when her father was shot and killed and her mother disappeared, presumed dead. Neither the protective embrace of Jody’s three uncles nor the safe haven of her grandparents’ ranch could erase the pain caused by Billy Crosby on that catastrophic night.
Now Billy Crosby is free, thanks to the efforts of his son, Collin, a lawyer who has spent most of his life trying to prove his father’s innocence. Despite their long history of carefully avoiding each other in such an insular community, Jody and Collin find that they share an exclusive sense of loss.
As Jody revisits old wounds, startling truths emerge about her family’s tragic past. But even through struggle and hardship, she still dares to hope for a better future—and maybe even love.”
I don’t know why but I seem to love crime mysteries and both of these fall under that category. Amazon gives both books 4 stars and I would agree. Both are well worth the time-just not epic books like Gone with the Wind.
Have you read anything good lately? I’m looking for a good book.