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Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes
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Mar 18, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: book-club, books-i-own-read, christian, challenges-2012, contemporary-fiction, kindle, family-dysfunction, divorce, marriage, religion-christian, religion
Read from March 16 to 18, 2012

Goodreads Description- From the bestselling author of Crossing Oceans comes a powerfully moving story that tests the limits of love's forgiveness. Like many marriages, Eric and Kyra Yoshida's has fallen apart slowly, one lost dream and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal finally pushes them beyond reconciliation. Just when it looks like forgive and forget is no longer an option, a car accident gives Eric the second chance of a lifetime. A concussion causes his wife to forget details of her life, including the chasm between them. No one knows when-or if-Kyra's memory will return, but Eric seizes the opportunity to win back the woman he's never stopped loving.

I really don't know what to say about this book. It is the story of a Christian named Eric who's wife has kicked him out of the house because she thinks he has cheated on her, but he hasn't. Then he does and amazingly, his wife gets in a car accident and first thinks he is dead but then realizes that he is still alive but happens to forget that they were separated. So he does what the doctor says and lets her remember on her own, which she doesn't, while he tries to finagle his way back into their marriage. Eric also has this super crazy Christian friend, Larry, who follows him all of the time to make sure he doesn't cheat on his wife again because Larry's wife cheated on him. Larry is an idiot, loser, and whiner. At one point he is arguing with Eric because he thinks he should get the promotion because he has been a good Christian and Eric has not and then Larry starts to berate himself and call himself a loser because he knows Eric will get the job because he is better looking. WHAT?? Eric and Kyla's, his wife, son is then medically discharged from the Navy due to an allergy to spider ants which is this terrible trauma to the whole family. Oh and Kyla has a crazy OCD sister who won't stay in her apartment because she thinks she is going to die from a moldy rug. Kyla soon finds out that Eric cheated and kicks him out again. Eric has a chance at the promotion but doesn't take it because he has missed so much of his life due to his job. Then the Lord fixed things right up because Eric is a Christian and no one should throw stones unless they haven't sinned. So you read it right here...this is what the book is about. This book is way over the top in it's Christian-dom and I wished I could say that I just didn't like the plot and the writing was great....but it wasn't. The characters were flat and undeveloped. The story line was weak and jumped around a lot. The only thing that mattered were that they were Christians and they had to deal with infidelity. Well it happens to a lot of folks....Christians, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Hindus, Atheists...and somehow I think that infidelity is a lot harder to figure out and work through. And I would like to think that God or whatever name you personally call it if you believe in any religion would help anyone. Christians aren't the only ones worth forgiving. So if you like judgemental Christian books, go for it! 1 star.
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message 1: by Miss (new)

Miss Yowza - that is one messed up plot! Allergy to spider ants?! Not sure why that bit really stands out in the crazy to me but...weird, random stuff!

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