Have you ever had a friend you can’t imagine not having in your life? Have you ever had a friend you would do anything for? That’s how Shannon feels about Ciaran.
Ms. Aimers' Review:
Christie Gordon has a new fan! A Summer Without Rain is the first book I’ve read of hers, and I’m hooked. I’m usually a pretty quick reader, but I took my time and savored this book. She has taken such care to develop the characters of Shannon and Ciaran. I felt like I had a window into their changing relationship. I felt Shannon’s fear that he’d lose his only and best friend if he revealed his true feelings to Ciaran. I felt Ciaran’s sense of wonder as he realized how he felt and what he could share with Shannon. I felt Ciaran’s frustration with his da’s descent into the bottle after his wife passes away. I felt anxious along with Shannon when it seemed as though Ciaran didn’t realize how dangerous being discovered could be.
I was pleasantly surprised with Ciaran’s da’s reaction when he learned of Ciaran and Shannon’s relationship. Aunt Iona is a hidden gem and such a blessing to the two of them. I would love to read her story!
Father Brennan is always in the background in Shannon’s mind. I strongly recommend A Summer Without Rain except for those who had poor or traumatic experiences with the clergy or love someone who did.
Rating: 5 Stars