The Sound of Rain

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

The Sound of Rain by Anita Stansfield. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

When Jayson's mother tells him that she is moving them to Oregon to keep them safe from his abusive father, he sees the wisdom in it. But when she tells Jayson that she will have to sell his piano, he is heartbroken. Music is more than something he feels passionately about, it's what his soul thrives on. However, in Oregon, new frienships are made and a new life is begun. Will his musical abilities be lost without the right instruments? Will he ever have the chance to play again?

I think this is my favorite Anita Stansfield book that I have ever read. It is the first volume of a new series and it is a romance, although a bit different than any of her other ones. Her characters are not LDS but they are fascinating, and feel real - like people I have know in my life - and they have good morals. I love the music approach, being a musician myself, and I could totally identify with Jayson's loss of his piano. I really can't wait to see what happens in the next volume!!