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2012 Christy Award finalist, Contemporary standalone category.
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.
Published by Voorhoeve (first published August 17th 2011)
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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 ...more
Dry as Rain is not only a great title, but an incredible story of redemption and discovering what is truly important in life. Money won't keep you warm at night or hold your hand when you are old. Just like in real life, the author doesn't make it easy on the characters when their lives unravel. I've read a number of great books this year on the subject of infidelity and found this one to be better than most for a number of reasons. First, I loved how the author wrote the entire story from the m ...more
Christie Hagerman
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dry As Rain, by Gina Holmes, lives up to its title; this book is definitely not dry. I can’t remember the last time I read a romantic fiction that was so easy to get into, so quick to hook me. The book begins with Eric’s thoughts about being separated from his wife, Kyra, and crossing the line of betrayal. He soon learns that an automobile accident has left Kyra with amnesia, and she’ll need a caregiver. Since she doesn’t remember the marital problems that have come about over the last few years ...more
Kym McNabney
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eric Yoshida never imagined he'd be in the position he found himself in after his wife discovered an email from an attractive coworker at the car dealership he worked for. Though their marriage was far from perfect, he hadn't done anything wrong. Eric's wife thought differently and sent him packing.

All hope is lost, or so Eric believes. That's until his wife, Kyra, is involved in an accident that erases part of her memory. Eric believes God has given him a second chance, but is plagued with wor
Aug 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.

Hearing a lot of praises for Gina Holmes’ debut novel, Crossing Oceans, I was really excited to get the opportunity to review her next release, Dry as Rain. While the writing and depth of emotions in this book was amazing, something about the story as a whole rubbed me wrong. Even now that I finished it, I cannot name exactly what it is I did not like about it.

Eric and Kyra marriage is down the tubes and their son, Benji, is suddenly faced with a midl
Dry As Rain is a very interesting story because it is written from the viewpoint of a husband who makes a huge mistake and then struggles with doing the right thing.

Technically, he could very well get away with what he’s done because his wife suffers memory loss after a car accident. Technically, this could be the second chance he’s been waiting for to reconcile with his estranged wife. But the guilt of his actions is eating him alive and he spends his days walking on eggshells, waiting to see
I chose this book because I really liked the author's first novel, Crossing Oceans. That book was a better story than this one, though this was a solid read as well.

The description on the back of the book led me to expect something different than the story presented. The cover asks if "this is a precious opportunity for the fresh start Eric has longed for? Does he even deserve the chance... to win back Kyra's heart?" I thought the novel was going to be about Eric trying to make his wife fall in
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Behind every broken vow, lies a broken heart.

When Eric and Kyra Yoshida first met, they thought their love would last forever. But like many marriages, theirs has crumbled, one thoughtless comment and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal pushes them beyond reconciliation. Though Eric longs to reunite with Kyra, the only woman he has truly loved, he has no idea how to repair the damage that has been done.

Then a car accident erases part of Kyra's memory - including her separatio
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After years of miscommunication, silent nights, missed dinners and little interaction with his son, the marriage has fell to pieces. Loneliness drives Eric to not guard his heart and what starts as harmless flirtations with another woman, leads to the discovery of questionable emails and ultimately gets Eric the boot. After Kyra kicks him out, distance and separation lead Eric to make the biggest mistake of his life…an affair with a fellow co-worker.

Divorce is on the horizon for the Yoshida’s- b
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gina Holmes in a master wordsmith and story weaver and in her second novel, Dry as Rain, I was once again captivated.

I love first person novels and done well, I feel I can really crawl within the skin of the character. The first person in the male point of view isn’t often seen, but I thought it well done. There were a few times I would have liked to climb within the mind of Kyra (the wife) and feel what she was thinking, but for the most part she was a transparent character, which worked well o
Aug 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eric and Kyra Yoshida are a recently separated couple when Kyra gets in a car accident and loses her memory. At first, Eric is hesitant to take care of Kyra, who does not seem to remember their marriage troubles. But then he realizes he has been given a rare second chance to make things right with his wife. With the constant possibility of Kyra's memory returning, however, Eric will need to reach deep within himself to reconcile their differences and make the wrongs he did right.

I loved Gina Hol
Paula  Phillips
Dec 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wanting a contemporary Christian Fiction ? One that answers the question of What If ???? . What if you had committed something so terrible , betraying the ones you loved and those around you ? For Eric , he fell into the web of temptation and what started off as an innocent lunch with co-workers grew into an affair with one in particular - a young female in her early 20's Danielle . His wife Kyra discovered it through an email that had been sent and his wife feeling betrayed kicked him out and w ...more
Yvonne Anderson
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though not a romance by genre, this is a love story for sure. It’s about love blossoming at first sight, only to dry up and wilt over time. It’s about love’s pain. Love betrayed. Love’s power to heal.

Stirring the emotions without stooping to sentimentality, Dry as Rain is the story of Eric Yoshida and his wife, Kyra, at the end of a once-happy marriage. Their love fades and erodes as one thoughtless comment and gesture leads to another, creating a rubble of misunderstanding and confusion. Finall
DRY AS RAIN by Gina Holmes is an interesting inspirational fiction.See “Crossing Oceans” for her debut novel. This is a haunting tale of betrayal,forgiveness,healing,faith,second chances,fresh starts,misunderstandings,guilt,dishonesty,saving grace and determination.Eric and Kyra’s live is not always easy,with a failing marriage,betrayal,adultery on Eric’s part and a horrible car accident which takes Kyra’s memory they try to rebuild their marriage and their love. This is a through provoking stor ...more
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The opening pages of Dry as Rain introduces us to Eric Yoshida, a 40-something man who's been married for 20 years. I gritted my teeth as the story began because Eric wakes up in bed with a woman who is NOT his wife. That's not exactly the best way for a character to work his way into my heart. But despite his flaws, Eric did.

The first person male voice was unexpected but was the perfect vehicle to tell this story of marriage in ruins and one man's effort to restore his relationship with his wi
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book by Gina that delves into the places that many Christian authors don't dare to travel, the area of marriage breakdown and infidelity. Written in the first person from the husbands point of view, it gave a different perspective to most book I read. His raw honest assessment of himself, was contrasted with his persona to the rest of the world.
It is a book of grace, but shows the truth that forgiveness doesn't mean consequences of sin done't remain. I found this an authentic interestin
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, love-story
Eric and Kyra have been married for twenty years, but her suspicions of infidelity cause her to throw him out. Then she is in a car accident and loses parts of her memory, including the part about the separation from her husband. She thinks they are still madly in love, and he has to decide whether to tell her the truth or enjoy this happiness they once shared and had since forgotten. I loved the way Eric drew closer to the Lord during his difficult times. This story focuses on forgiveness; God ...more
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: redemption
4.4 Stars

I really liked this novel! I'm not going to waste time retelling the synopsis, but just know it's a story of redemption and forgiveness when both seem far from reach.
I LOVED Gina Holmes's writing! Witty and sarcastic - just the way I like it. Honestly the best part of the novel!
My only reservation is that some events of the novel were not fully detailed and felt somewhat incomplete.
Overall, read this book!
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book about life, marriage, family, happiness, lies, infidelity and a little bit of God.

It was well written and held my interest.

It starts with a couple who are seperated. There is an accident, some memory loss and trying to rebuilt a marriage based on not all the facts. There are lots of minor characters who at times have a place in the story and at others not really.

Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Dry as Rain, Eric and Kyra Yoshida begin the story separated and headed for a divorce. Told in the male point of view it was hard for me to feel a part of the story. It was like watching a movie for me where I'm rooting for the main character to make it work out. Holme's addresses some tough subjects in this book and does it with finesse.
C.J. Darlington
No sophomore slump for Gina Holmes! I enjoyed this story even more than the author's award-winning debut Crossing Oceans. Told in first person from the male point of view, Holmes has created a unique protagonist that readers, both male and female, will be able to relate to. Poignant tale with even more spiritual application than the author's first. Would make a great movie!
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Gina Holmes. While I liked Crossing Oceans more, I still really enjoyed this book. Written from the husband's perspective, it added an interesting angle for the story. The book was well developed and I enjoyed the relationships between characters and the plot flow. Good book!
Natasha Superville
Very interesting book. Communication is the key. I'm not sure what I would have done if I was Eric. I understood exactly how he felt, but when one makes choices, it's hard to deal with the consequences.
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A predictable storyline, but an easy read.
Bill Tillman
A book about 2nd chances, page turner and a must read!
Stacy M. Patton
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
When Eric met his wife, he fell hard and fast for her. After many years of great marriage, slowly their relationship started to fall apart. Then Eric made the ultimate mistake. Eric wants to win his wife Kyra back but he doesn’t think she will ever forgive him. Suddenly, Kyra has a car accident and loses part of her memory. Could this be a chance to win her back and hope she will permanently forget?

This story written by Gina Holmes is told from a man’s perspective. The man being, Eric Yoshida,
Kerstin Gunia
Story did not leave a lasting impression. Not a very realistic portrayal of infidelity, too sanitized.
Paige Turner
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I even begin to review this book? My goodness! I originally came across the works of Gina Holmes unexpectedly on a trip to Barnes and Noble, and I knew from the second I picked up Wings of Glass I was going to enjoy it (and I did, but that is a story for another review!) but I assumed that the love would stop there, simply because you can't love everything an author has ever written, can you?
So I bought Crossing Oceans a few months later — another excellent book, by the way — on a hope
May 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dry As Rain, by Gina Holmes, is a Contemporary Romance novel that dives into real problems that marriages face today. Eric and Kyra have been married for more than 20 years, 18 of which have been good. For the last two years Eric and Kyra's marriage has turned stale and been filled with arguments, betrayal, and frigidity. They find themselves living life as strangers. However, Eric believes he is given a second chance when Kyra is in a car accident and loses part of her short term memory. As the ...more
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel really stretched my Eric grew from a self centered, inconsiderate husband who had willingly committed adultery with a co-worker, to one who was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice to win back his wife in a marriage going south fast. Told from his point of in the first person present, gives the reader first hand knowledge of Eric's thoughts (which also includes his intentions) and actions. It was an interesting read as I have not often read this type of novel as told from ...more
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Gina Holmes is the founder of Novel Her debut, Crossing Oceans, was a Christy and Gold Medallion finalist and winner of the Carol Award, INSPY, and RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice, as well as being a CBA, ECPA, Amazon and PW Religion bestseller. Her sophomore novel, Dry as Rain, released in 2011 and was also named a Christy Award finalist. Her upcoming novel, Wings of Glass, releas ...more
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