April's Rain by David Johnson

April's Rain

Eight years after losing her closest friend, Tucker struggles to keep her rebellious, self-destructive granddaughter under control. When April accidentally kills her boyfriend while defending herself from his attack, Judge Jack helps Tucker ferry her granddaughter away to Spirit Lake, a remote treatment facility in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. There, April creates a false identity, painting herself as a young socialite, and blocks Tuckerâ€...

Details April's Rain

TitleApril's Rain
Release DateDec 9th, 2014
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Audiobook, Christian

Reviews April's Rain

  • Judy Collins
    A special thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.APRIL’S RAIN, the third installment in The Tucker Series, by master storyteller, David Johnson --is an explosive, inspiring and emotional reunion of Tucker and her beloved family. After many years of tears, fears and pain, they all come together, different people having faced many tragedies and heartaches, for a heartfelt reunion with tears of...
  • Carmen Blankenship
    David Johnson has created a family and cast of charachters that I find myself thinking about as if they are part of my own life. Not since Lonesome Dove have been so entranced and invested in the welfare of fictional charachters. After I read Unexpected Frost I had to take a minute to start this book. The pull of emotions I felt for all of the charachters when Ella passed was unexpected. I mean c'mon! I read A LOT and I love a lot of characters.b...
  • Judie Dooley
    I won this book on good reads. Thank you for picking me. I loved everything about it except the ending. It was like--"WHAT" I wanted more.. I had questions that were left unanswered. but I guess there will be another book in the series and I'll have to wait and read that. This book was great. The characters were supurbe and easy to relate to . The dialect of Tucker was easy to follow. The story was about April who comes from a dysfunctional farm ...
  • Cindy
    Love this series! Real life situations and relationship issues that when the truths are revealed, the healing can begin.
  • Jim Zawada
    ExcelentThe Tucker series is one of the most uplifting and moving books i have ever read. I'm 72 years old and have been reading books of all kinds all my life.
  • Rhonda
    Another great book in the Tucker series.
  • Jenn 9
    I so love reading the Tucker series. I am looking forward to book 5. (hope it comes out soon) I love in this book how they all come together once again.
  • Kathleen
    April’s Rain is the third book in the Tucker series. Like the second book, it is a short novel. But, unlike the second book, it is an unpleasant story. It begins eight years after An Unexpected Frost and continues the story of March, April and Tucker.The book reminds me of the True Confessions magazines that my friends and I sneak read in our early teens. Perhaps “pulp fiction”is the best term for this book because the main purpose seems to...
  • Bonnie Dusseau
    David Johnson has done it again. He has brought his characters to life, and while reading, I felt as though I was right there with then. Tucker and her family have all experienced and overcome hardships and heartaches which has resulted in guilty feelings. Each has found there own way of coping and dealing with their guilt and broken hearts. What I found the message of this story to be is that whatever demons are haunting us, there is always forg...
  • Nancy
    This book is a continuation of the Tucker family stories and focuses on 2 of her grandchildren and their journeys. The overall story was good, but for the first time in this series much of the dialogue seemed hackneyed, cliche and amateur. I cringed many times while listening to it. I loved the part about caring for the animals, and how the horses reflect the people caring for them.Tucker continues to delight in her homespun way, and the respectf...
  • Char
    Let's Use Coincidence instead of a Plot. This book has so many plot gaps it is almost silly. Reads more like Family counseling 101 than a continuation of the Tucker series. I love the sensual reality of the Tucker books as a southwestern transplant to KY and TN. But this book was " in sore need of a smack" from an editor. Be sure you read the first two books where the characters are developed or this one will make no sense.
  • Floyd Edwards
    ********** He is a good therapist, but he knows nearly nothing about who the real GOD is or how these issues could really be settled so that these people would have their hearts changed & learn more than just self-forgiveness. He should quit trying to bring his faulty religion into his books.
  • Roxana Garcia
    I have loved the Tucker series and getting to know each character. Each character has it's own hardships to overcome and this book gives you a glimpse of what happened to Match throughout the 8 years he's been gone. Seeing the family finally reunited after 8 long years had me in tears at the end of this book.
  • Connie S. Jones
    April's RainDavid Johnson has written a great series. I'm ready to start book 4. He has great characters, and at times I feel like I'm right there with them. Sometimes life is hard no matter what age you are there are always consequences for every choice we make. For me this was a great read!
  • Donna Harber
    Great story about family, forgiveness, and reconciliation.The story that has evolved in the Tucker Series has me spellbound! I love these characters, and I love learning more about them. In really looking forward to reading book 4! This story is a great read for anyone. It is a lesson in human nature, forgiveness, reconciliation, and God's grace .
  • Deborah
    Best of the series so farI love this series of books and this one does not disappoint! Though this family goes through much more strife than most people can relate to - there are universals truths that reach in and give a firm tug to your heartstrings. Easy read that I didn’t want to end!
  • Marsha
    Awesome This is one of the best set of books I have read in a long time I have laughed and cried and everything in between!!!I highly recommend these Even though they lived through hard times the lord has truly blessed them , I am aware this is a work of fiction, but the author has really made it all come to life.
  • Mary
    GrowthThe author incorporated much of his real life experiences that he encountered as a family therapist. April grew into a person of substance along with her brother,March but with the help of different people in their lives. It was interesting to watch how they matured in their life along with Tucker.
  • Gail A.
    I am in love with Tucker - her character strengths and uniqueness fill me with joy and hope. This story continues the struggles hopes, fears and forgiveness of this mis-fit family - their love never ends, their hope never dies. April is finally free of her secrets and together they for a new and stronger bond. Family at its best.
  • Beca Silva
    My least fav so far...I felt like this book was written by two different people. There were areas that sound like the original author and areas that sound like a high school writer. Also, the reference to God is becoming a little over the top. The series didn't start off that way.
  • Barbara Johnson
    Family coming with life thru faithWithout faith and hope, individuals and units of individuals cannot achieve a common goal of life happiness. The diversity of each individual brings home the common human need of caring, love, and hope for a better tomorrow thru faith.
    Amazing I love this series. The author's writing style and the narrator's ability to capture and bring each character to life is genius. I am inspired and deeply touched by the messages delivered; I recieved them all.
  • Candace Poste
    Loved this bookAnother great book by David Johnson. Tucker becomes a little more mellow as the story goes on and you realize she is someone you might like for a friend because of her sincerity. Not a lot of class but pure honesty.
  • janice kammerer
    FamilyI enjoyed this story very much. The Tucker series is about heartbreak and being able to overcome the odds. This family coming full circle with so much joy funding each other.
  • Carolyn
    Oh my goodnessAlthough the author has taken a different style of writing than in her first two books this is another wonderful book. Oh, how I have grown to know and love each character for who they are. Cannot wait to get to the next book.
  • Susan
    Story of dysfunctional family healingThird in the series of this dysfunctional family. Great way to teach psychological healing and faith to overcome deep family relationship problems. Somewhat surreal, but inspiring.
  • Lora Burch
    3rd book is bestlThis is my 3rd novel in this series and by far the best one so far. Great character development that holds true throughout all of the books in the series. I can't wait to start on the fourth book in the series.
  • Saundra
    Amazing and compellingAll I can say about this book and series so far is "AMAZING!!!" I would recommend this book to anybody and everybody. Have to end this review so I can begin the next book in this series.
  • Marie LaFleur
    Reading this Series has been a wonderful pleasure. I have laughed and cried, and taken this family to heart. This books flows easily and is a real page turner. I have had a summer of fun reading about Tucker and her family.
  • Vicky Garland
    Outstanding April is in Her RainAnother amazing story with Tuckers family and more to cone I cant wait. A book that keeps you turning page after page! They all do. David Johnson outdid his self wirh this prize series! 5 Stars Again!