Book Of The Day – Gentle Like the Rain

by Ron on August 14, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Christian Fiction novel by USA Today bestselling author JoAnn Durgin and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Gentle Like the Rain has a 4.9 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“This book touches your heart. Sidney and Isabella’s story is sweet. The way that God touches their lives just makes your heart swell.” Tammy – Amazon Reviewer

Gentle Like the Rain
by JoAnn Durgin
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Christian Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3


USA Today Bestselling Author

After Isabella Caccavale’s Aunt Clara marched into her Hartford marketing firm and announced, “God told me to retire and sell my general store in Evergreen—to you,” Isabella’s life plunged into a tailspin. Fourteen months later, as the new owner of Mahoney’s General Store, she’s explaining the benefits of goat’s milk soap to a customer on the phone while keeping an eye on a seven-year-old prankster intent on hauling the huge jar of dill pickles off the counter.

“Runaway” Boston lawyer Sidney Prescott is hard-driven, a man burdened by high expectations and a demanding family legacy. Reeling from personal loss, he roars into quaint little Evergreen, Maine, seeking answers to life’s important questions. After all, escaping to the same town worked for his younger sister, Caroline, a few years before.

Sidney jump-starts Isabella’s wounded heart, but it doesn’t help when Aunt Clara marches into the store the day after his arrival and makes another startling prediction. Following the failure of a long-term relationship, Isabella vowed to God and herself that she’d never fall in love with another man who doesn’t share her faith. Sidney represents everything she doesn’t need in her life, but she’s strongly drawn to him. Can she keep the lines from blurring between friendship and romance?

Spending time with his sister Caroline and her family, and crossing paths with townsfolk who impact his life in unforgettable ways, Sidney begins to question his work, his lifestyle, and his beliefs in a God he’s never paid much attention to in the past. Could the Almighty have a specific purpose for Sidney’s life? He’s fallen for Isabella, but is there a way they can be together since he’s not the man she needs?

Will Sidney take Isabella’s heart with him when he returns to Boston? Join the journey in Gentle Like the Rain.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

JoAnn Durgin has written a beautiful love story about Isabella and Sidney. It is also a love story of God pursuing Sidney and Sidney searching for God. When he finds Him, it is in a very dramatic, “can’t-put-this-book-down kind” of way.


This story was not only near and dear to my heart but it was beautifully told! I would like to see this story made into a movie. It’s worthy of five-stars!


This story, through a child, fills us with hope, hope for the future, hope for our souls, hope that we can love in all the right ways that God has intended. Gentle yet boisterous, Isabella and Sydney’s story is one you don’t want to miss.


JoAnn Durgin takes real, everyday life situations and shows how God’s love, grace and forgiveness can transform lives. I highly recommend this book if you love romance, humor and God’s unfailing care!


Personal Enjoyment: 5 — I loved it. It made me feel in all the best ways, and leaves me content and satisfied. One I’ll definitely read again.

Get Gentle Like the Rain here: Gentle Like the Rain

About The Author

USA Today Bestselling Author JoAnn Durgin’s debut novel, Awakening (November 2010), is the beginning of the beloved Lewis Legacy Series of contemporary Christian romantic adventures with eight books and counting, including Prelude, the prequel to the series. Pursuit, Lewis Legacy 8, released in January 2017, and three more installments are planned for the series (with a spin-off series lined up right behind it where you never know when one of the original TeamWork volunteers or a Lewis family member might pop up unexpectedly to keep it fun). Roundabout, Lewis Legacy 9, is currently slated to release before the end of 2017, so stay tuned for further details!

JoAnn is also the author of the Amazon top-selling Whisper to My Heart, Catching Serenity, as well as Heart’s Design and its sequel, Gentle Like the Rain. Her other books include The Wondrous Love Series, Perchance to Dream, Echoes of Edinburgh, The Christmas Challenge, and the popular Starlight Christmas Series. Her latest release is The Valentine Verse (a book celebrating love any day of the year!), and next on the schedule is Thee Will I Cherish, Book 1 of the highly anticipated new, three-book Treasured Vow Series. It’s on pre-order and scheduled for an August 8, 2017, release.

A former estate administration paralegal, JoAnn now writes full-time, and she loves nothing more than sharing her stories of faith, family, and love. She lives with her family in her native southern Indiana.

Thank you for checking out JoAnn Durgin’s Author Page on Amazon. Blessings!

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – JoAnn Durgin and ENT appreciate it.


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