“Lies, denial, fabricated histories – these only bury the bruises, sometimes in a place where they can even grow and spread, because no one’s watching them.”
THE BOY WHO LOVED RAIN (LionHudson) by Gerard Kelly is a novel about slowly peeling back deeply hidden layers of shame and exposing secrets and memories that are destined to destroy lives.
Fourteen-year old, Collom keeps waking up screaming to the same nightmare where he’s drowning and can’t save a mysterious girl he knows from the past. His mother, Fiona wants to take him for professional help because he’s fighting and having other behavior problems at school, in addition to the nightmares. Collom’s father, David is the Pastor at the local church, but he wants to keep their issues within the Church Family. After a serious row, Fiona packs up and moves with Collom and meets with a professional.
Gerard Kelly is a poet and a well-known speaker of Faith in Europe. His writing is beautiful and lyrical. You will not rush through THE BOY WHO LOVES RAIN. His use of metaphor is rich and breathtaking. He starts with a bare canvas and slowly fills it, while you the reader at times see no future for this family, Gerard Kelly always offers hope.
“…with you, I find peace from pain – You are gentle and healing the landscape – like rain …” John Geddes, A FAMILIAR RAIN
About Gerard Kelly
Gerard Kelly is a well-known speaker and author of fourteen books. He and his wife live and work in France and co-founded the Blessed Network, a movement of young leaders committed to God’s mission on mainland Europe. Gerard blogs at http://www.godseesdiamonds.tumblr.com
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