‘Silver Rain’ by Jan Ruth
Jan Ruth writes contemporary fiction about the darker side of the family dynamic. She very kindly sent me a copy of ‘Silver Rain’ to review a while back.
After failing to save his marriage, Alastair Black decides to return to his childhood home at Chathill Farm for a while. His brother George isn’t very welcoming though and would rather that he isn’t there.
Kate has recently lost her husband and is finding that she is increasingly being put upon by her daughter, sister and mother. At over fifty years of age she is already beginning to feel that her life is over, until she meets Alastair that is. He is everything she isn’t but there’s definitely more to him than meets the eye and it is up to Kate to find out what that is.
I really enjoyed reading ‘Silver Rain’. Told by the two main characters, Al and Kate, I found myself feeling as if I knew them both. I loved the setting of this story. Chathill Farm sounded lovely.
It was obvious from the start that Al and Kate were attracted to one another, but things weren’t that straightforward. In fact it was all very complicated. For a start off Al had lots of skeletons in the cupboard, one of which was a bit of a shocker. Al had a great sense of humour, but he was a very sad and lonely man. I felt sorry for him and wished that he and Kate would get together.
I thought Fran was just so lovely. She doted on the animals she took in at Chathill Farm. If money wasn’t an object I reckon Fran would have possibly opened an animal sanctuary.
I’m so glad that I read ‘Silver Rain’. I think it’s great that Jan Ruth has written a novel where the characters are that little bit older and I will definitely be checking out some of her other books.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
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To find out more about Jan Ruth and her books visit her website – http://janruth.com/