“Wrapped in Rain” by Charles Martin was one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time. Mrs. Ella Rain will always have a place in my heart. She was created with the knowledge and wisdom that we can all learn from…she is the main character of this novel. At a young age, she takes a job as a maid and “unexpectant” mother of two young boys whose father is too wrapped up in his own life and business to take notice of them. As the years go on, the father becomes increasingly jealous of his boys affection for Mrs. Rain, and, as a result, there are times when he takes this out on her by using mental and physical abuse.
As time goes on, one of the sons is so taken with Mrs. Rain that he takes on her last name. And, even when’s he’s grown, and she has gone on, he still remembers how she was and has flashbacks of what she taught him, and how she would have wanted his life to be – free of worry, free of pain and just free to be free.
I give it 5 stars.
P.S. “Wrapped in Rain: A Novel of Coming Home” was provided on-loan from my co-worker, Tammy Kennemore.