In Wrapped in Rain Charles Martin shares the heart rending story of two cast-away boys. Tucker Mason, and his brother, Matthew (Mutt) Mason, are the two sons of a wealthy man who has abandoned them in pursuit of wealth. When Rex Mason is “home” his focus on the boys is controlled by his alcoholism and he abuses the boys quite readily, physically and verbally. Shortly after Tucker’s birth Rex hires an elderly black woman, Ella Rain, to manage the household and care for Tucker and later Mutt when he arrives several years later.
Tucker and Mutt vividly experience the abuse of their father and this shapes their adult life in many negative ways. However, the reminder of the faithfulness of Miss Ella and her commitment to the Lord shines through their difficulties and leaves them longing for the love of which she spoke that could only come from Him.
If you are looking for a “canned” religious fiction book don’t pick this one up. Charles Martin writes of real people who have real issues. In his books there is no quick fix prayer that magically makes his characters think right act right and their circumstances disappear. For this I applaud him. I didn’t breeze through this and come out feeling lighthearted and while I did I didn’t agree with all he wrote I did come away from this book with a greater desire to know more of God’s Word. That is pretty inspirational for a Christian fiction book.
So if you like to read fiction find yourself a copy of Wrapped in Rain. You can get one at www.christianbook.com or any other outlet for books. I got mine from www.booksneeze.com for free because I agreed to review the book. Happy reading!