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Hope In Every Raindrop

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  584 ratings  ·  96 reviews
“Small towns have big stories.”

That was a lesson Katie’s father taught her years ago. A lesson she’s taken to heart. And right now, Katie is desperate for a big story. Reeling from the recent loss of her father and with her agent breathing down her neck for the next book, the twenty-one-year-old writer picks a spot on the map and finds herself bound for a middle-of-nowhere
Published May 26th 2015 by Wesley Banks (first published May 14th 2015)
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The Book Bearer
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Disclosure: This book was shared with me free of charge by the author in return for an honest review.

I enjoyed this book immensely! It included many things I love; such as, quotes from good literature, rain, romance, and dogs! Did I mention the dogs?! Very often, adult romance novels are very corny. Or, they are way too graphic for my taste. Personally, there are some things I prefer not to see in print. However, I felt like Wesley Banks did a gr
Jessica Lazer
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has been a long time since i have been able to appreciate a well written fiction book. Hope in every Raindrop is a very tasteful well written fiction book. I felt every single emotion possible while reading this book and was able to vividly "see" the story the author had written.

If you have a love for man's best friend this book will only further that love. If you haven't yet had a chance to fall in love with a four legged friend Hope in Every Raindrop will make you fall in love, break your
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, romance, favourite
In ‘Hope In Every Raindrop’ we meet Katie Price. Katie is a writer who recently lost her father and with that her inspiration to write stories. With her agent calling regularly and pushing her to write another story, Katie is desperate to be able to write again. When Katie finds a gift from her mother to her father from years ago, she decides to take a gamble and to take a trip. After days of driving Katie finds herself in the little town of Bishopville, South Carolina. Without having a real pla ...more
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)

Katie Price is stuck in a limbo after her father's death. Unable to write anything, she is on the verge of losing her writing contract. Taking a chance and caught in a time frame that is fast approaching closure, she decides to randomly choose a place and travel there to find a story.
Bishopville, a small town in nowhere is her destination and it is here that she meets Kyle, an enigmatic young man who speaks little but still intrigues her with his mysteriou
Melissa Mendoza
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

“She looked around again - at the large angel oak behind her, stretching its limbs like an old man reaching for a memory. The tulip poplars showing more yellow than a week ago. And the sourwoods, sweetgums, and dogwoods turning deep red, while the larger hardwoods had subtler changes. She could even smell the crisp autumn leaves as they fell softly amongst the blades of Carolina bluegrass that stretched down to the foothills from the distant Blue
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the description and was instantly drawn in. I started reading and was loving Katie's story. I love that she is a writer. My heart ached as she mourned her father. She hit a writers block, while going through this hard time, until she found a map, and a note.

Katie had a dead line coming up and had to get something to her editor in just a few shorts weeks. When she happened upon the map, she decided to do what her father had done in the past. She turned the map backwards and hung it up. Th
Crystal Walton
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-fiction
Hope in Every Raindrop begins where the pavement ends. Wesley Banks’ descriptions take you to the place where the dust from dirt roads climbs up your jeans, where you join the sunflowers stretching their faces to the sky, and where the beauty of rainstorms chasing distant tree lines holds you captivated.

The small town charm sweeps you into an excursion of your own. As soon as you arrive with Katie in Bishopville, the stress of your hectic pace glides off your shoulders in a breeze from across th
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hope in every raindrop focuses on two young people coming to terms with grief and loss. They are brought together by some remarkable dogs on an isolated farm in South Carolina. It's obvious Katie and Kyle will end up with each other from the moment they meet, once they work through the inevitable misunderstandings and miscommunication. Kyle's uncle, Doc, and the dogs help the budding romance along.

The author obviously knows a thing or two about the special type of dogs Kyle breeds and trains. Th
Reem N. Alomari
This book was kindly given to me by the author himself for an honest review. Thanks for this!


While this is not my cup of tea, I did enjoy and breeze through this book. I was honestly surprised with how fast I finished it ( in less than 24 hours )

I loved the fact that the female protagonist is a 21 year old writer with already several best selling novels and an agent! I was so picturing myself living that life and owning a house on the beach. *sigh* all in due time.

I thought the book was a p
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hope In Every Raindrop was a page-turner that I didn't want to put down. Nor, did I want it to end! It was a beautiful love story! It was not just a love story between people, but also the love between people and dogs! The book had a lot of insight into the Carolina breed of dogs that showed how the author, Wesley Banks, had spent so much time and effort in the history and specifics of the breed. Wesley Banks writes with both knowledge and with heart! His words flowed easily and resonated with h ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I love the title of this book "Hope in Every Raindrop" and the running theme of it throughout the book. I also loved the dogs in this book and how they played a large roll in the life and learning of the characters.

Katie is taking a risk for something that she loves. She wants to write a meaningful story and she is willing to work hard for it, even if she is frustrated by the circumstances. I admired her drive and her love for the written word. She was both strong and vulnerable and a connection
Susanne  Strong
Disclosure: This book was shared with me free of charge in return for an honest review.

This book is an easy enjoyable read. Katie, the main character is a writer who has lost her inspiration to write and finds a new inspiration in the most ingenious of ways. She follows a path to a story which leads her to a small town, an old town doctor, very special dogs and their master, Kyle. While the book is an easy read it doesn't grab you till more than half way through and then it's over. What begins
Courtney Clemmons
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love books that I can vividly imagine the characters and setting in my mind. The detail and character development intrigued me and I just wanted to know more and more about Katie, Kyle, and Doc. Unlike other romance novels that focus heavily on the couple and tend to be corny, the connection between Katie and Kyle seemed very real. I really enjoyed the re-occurring theme in this story that hope is all around us, but I also loved what the dogs were able to teach Katie and how her character grew ...more
Marichus Real
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a gifted copy by Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.
I have to confess that at the beginning the slow pace of the story and the description in so full details made hard for me to get into the story but once I did I couldn’t stop reading until the very end of the book. You get to love all the characters in the book, people and dogs alike. The way he describes things is so great that you can feel the pain, the fear and the sadness right into you. Just and advise, don’t forget
Blake Swartz
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had me from the very first paragraph. I am very scatter-brained and it is hard for me to pay attention but reading this book had me hooked after the very first page. I love the detail and description used in every paragraph that allows me to paint a mental picture of every sentence. Hope in Every Raindrop is a must read for anyone who is looking for an amazing feel good story that will allow you to immerse yourself into every scene even if you have a limited attention span like me. I h ...more
Aubrey O'Laskey
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I adore romantic novels. However, they always seem too cheesy. Hope In Every Raindrop is not just a romantic story; it shares a meaning to life and gives the reader little moments to reflect on their own life and the choices they have made and have yet to make. I started and finished the book in two days. I can only say I have done that with a few books throughout my life.

I am looking forward to Mr. Bank's next book AND crossing my fingers Hope In Every Raindrop becomes a movie!

Terry Picard
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Wesley Banks's well-developed characters and descriptions make it easy to visualize each scene. I was so captivated by the characters and their stories that I read this in two sittings and didn't want this story to end. With romance, dogs, and hope to buffer life's struggles, Mr. Banks has given us a wonderful story of love and triumph. A great read for anyone and a must-read for dog lovers. I highly recommend this book by this very talented newcomer. ...more
Lucila Whisenant
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this book and must say it didn't take me long! I was revited by the author's story line about finding hope in all things. I grew to love the characters especially the four-legged ones and cried like a baby at the loss of one. The author"s talent for writing about the connections we form with people and our beloved animals is evident and kept me reading to the end! ...more
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book quickly drew me in and made me look forward to my daily evening reading time! The pictures of the characters and scenes were so well described and vivid in my mind. I story of love and life and struggles and hope, this book is a great summer read and will be hard to put down!
Peggy Mccloksey
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just loved reading this book, I enjoy when the author gives the detail on the subjects to give you a little more so you can really feel your right there with them. This book does that and more. It is a must read for the romantic and animal lovers alike
Jun 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-story
this book is meant for someone who loves dogs and has a lot of patience while reading. People who can’t wait to get to the crunchy part, stay away!

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May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed every minute of this book. Definitely kept my interest from beginning to end. I only wish the story would continue!!
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: story-cartel
Wonderful story about dogs, love, fire, rain and hope... Worth reading!
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Skinny
This novel is a blend of new adult, romance and literary fiction. The writing is done so seamlessly it’s hard to realize how to place this novel into a genre.

Katie is a young writer – a young, repeated bestselling writer in a single year – but she has lost all inspiration for writing. Her agent is chomping at the bit for the next book’s draft Katie has said she’s been working on. When faced with an ultimatum, Katie follows in her father’s footsteps to find her next story.

A stroke of fa
Eileen Carter
Wesley Banks has written a book about love, understanding and forgiveness. This story will pull you right in with the first chapter. You will be turning pages to see what happens to Katie and Kyle. Katie is a best selling author who has lost her touch for writing. A dart and map later will lead her across the country to what she hopes for a big story. Kyle trains dogs, but not in a manner that most people do. He is silent and mysterious which is how Katie met him.
Throughout this book you will f
Kailee’s Book Nook
I wasn't blown away by the first book (3 stars) but had heard people rave about this book.
I honestly only liked this book a little bit more than the first one. This book is a love story without any romance and I just felt like something was missing. However, it's a very quick read with parts and aspects I really liked.
john maurer
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dog whisperr

Wesley Banks has a book here that even even someone like me who has raised and trained dogs all of my 66 years on earth a keen insight into a dogs ability to observe and learn it's as good as a dog book gets
Sep 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dog-books
Overly detailed and somewhat predictable, but also a quick and enjoyable read.
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful story

A heartfelt story about a man and his dogs. A dog lover myself I learned alot from this story. In the end it is all about love and hope.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My love grew with each page

Don't not read this book. It is enlightening and inspiring on so many levels that can apply to any number of interpersonal relationships.
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“There has to be hope. Not because it already exists within you, but because it must exist, period. There is no option to lay down because you're feeling hurt. There is no alternative. It is not live or die. It is live or live. Not because you want it that way, or because you've willed it that way. But because it must be that way.” 3 likes
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