The Beauty of Rain Published by Amazon Publishing on July 1, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce, Fiction / Women
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Two devoted sisters at a tragic breaking point discover the beautiful and painful truths of being alive in a powerful novel by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck.
Winning the lottery changed Amy Walsh's life, but the cost was greater than she could bear. In the aftermath, she struggles to find joy and purpose. Only one thing feels certain now--she will never spend one cent of the prize money on herself.
Worried, her older sister, Kristin DeMarco, invites Amy to live with her family while she heals. Unfortunately, this arrangement leads to trouble for Kristin: Divided focus affects her career. Her daughter prefers Amy to her. And Amy's unsolicited opinions provoke tension between Kristin and her husband.
Meanwhile, Amy is making drastic plans of her own, which include giving away all her money. But first she must convince Kristin not to squander her most valuable asset--time with her family.
As the sisters help each other reimagine their futures, life's unpredictability sends them to surprising places that test their love and resilience. Will they learn to live in the now, before it's too late?
The Beauty of Rain is a novel about the crushing weight of losing a child and a husband and the survivor’s guilt of being left behind. Amy and her family won the lottery, and she thought the money would change everything about the stress of her son’s autism and her marriage surviving the unexpected. When she chooses to pamper herself instead of doing a tour on a family vacation, she loses them in a tragic accident. Now she feels the money has a curse and is determined not to spend a drop on herself. The novel follows Amy and her sister as they navigate life after Amy attempts to end hers and how she struggles with her sister’s children and not being a burden. I admit that I have experience with losing someone who thought suicide was the answer. I have also experienced losing loved ones from illness or a random tragic accident. Death is a part of life, grieving is a part of life, and trying to understand why someone is taken can cause us to drown in utter despair. Though this novel handles a heavy topic, there is a bright spot of hope in it, and the ending is not quite what I would have liked it has been. It does carry a message of survival. Pick up The Beauty of the Rain on July 18, 2023.
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