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
Number of pages363 pages
GenreFiction, Audiobook

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 ...
  • 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.
  • Holly Doyal
    The third book in the series - April goes away to a treatment facility and March enters the story again. This is such a sweet series.
  • Julia
    I didn't want to put this book. I have thouroughly enjoyed this book series. It's so easy to get caught up in the characters lives. Looking forward to the next book.
  • Erika
    I liked the first two books in the series, but for this book the style changed, and I have to say I didn't like the change. Maybe if all the books had the same style, it wouldn't have bothered me, but to change it in the middle of the series threw me off. The story moved from Tucker to her grandchildren, we finally see what happened to March and see what happened to April after her grandmother's death. I have to say that I don't understand their ...
  • Larry
    Set in Tennessee, this is #3 in the Tucker series. The first book was uplifting and a little spiritual in tone. It got me interested in the character of Tucker – rural poor, uneducated, victim of past abuse (and in the last book, came into some money). I guess I read this book mostly just to see what was next going on in the characters' lives. It’s a simple generational story with the author trying to deliver a message of love and understandi...
  • Samyann
    These comments address the The Tucker Series, as of this writing four novels written by David Johnson. All of the unabridged audiobooks are narrated by Laural Merlington. Lengths vary from just under six hours to just over ten. I was introduced to the first book via an Audible Daily Deal and enjoyed the story enough to finish the entire series.The stories center around the lead character, Tucker. Tucker is an elderly woman, a victim of child abus...
  • jimtown
    April's Rain by David Johnson is the third of five books in the Tucker series. There comes a point in each of these books where I get overwhelmed a bit by the goings on and I want to stop reading. I think that no one could possibly have that many things happen to them but I know that life is like that for some people. It seems tragedy hits some people and families harder than others.Tucker is one of those people. This part of her story focuses on...
  • Pat achord
    Memories of my sisterI chose the first book "Tucker Way :by accident'' I am an older reader "83next"next month'. As our lives were turned upside down I found reading likes had also changed.Spy and mystery books did not offer the comfort I needed. I needed a warm cosy book with believable characters . As I started read I thought how much my older sister would have loved Tucker's dialect. I have just finished the third book and am ready for the fou...
  • Jeanne
    I received this book as a firstread. What a gem. While it is the 3rd of 4 in the Tucker Series, it is a stand alone read and makes me want to read the full series. The book centers on a family in crisis who come full circle after they appear to be permanently fractured. Tucker, the grandmother who raised 3 grandchildren is tough, feisty and ornery with a heart of gold. She sacrifices a lot in order to try and save her granddaughter April who does...
  • Fiona Leung
    (I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)This is the first book I've read from this author and certainly the first from the Tucker series too. When I started reading the first chapter that was told from Tucker's pov I was afraid the rest of the book was going to be told in the same style. I was glad to find out it was only Tucker's narrative that was difficult to read. I very much enjoyed April's and March's narratives a...
  • Kim
    I am loving the story line of Tucker and her family, though I would give this one a 3.5 if I could.I would be more satisfied if this one (in fact each of them), went for longer and was more in-depth but I couldn't stop reading the series as it has amazingly helped me with some issues from my past.Because the book has helped me with disturbing parts of my childhood, I am loving the series but are then also annoyed with the fact that I am not just ...
  • Susan Moore
    I laughed, cried, and thoroughly enjoyed this book.Although this is a reread of the original first four books, I was still moved by these characters and their lives. I loved the joke the preacher told and saved it to my notes. I recently found that David Johnson redid this series and added two new books that I don't have (yet). This series is as good as Catherine Ryan Hydes books. They are both a breath of fresh air after reading many murder myst...
  • Ann
    This is the first book from David Johnson that I've read. I think I need to read the previous books from this series to fully appreciate this story. April has been through a lot of terrible events, she is becoming self destructive. She is sent to Spirit Lake for the help she needs. She is shocked to discover her missing brother, March is also there, recovering from memory loss and blindness. An emotional story of a family coming back from the bri...
  • Barbara J. Cohn
    I hope this Tucker series goes on and on and on. The characters David brings to us are people who had miserable starts to their livesWe make the trip with each of them as they trip,stumble and often fall,their baggage is so heavy. The manner in which the author brings them to the realization that the baggage, with its life changing drag, had been falsely claimed by , is the real story.I am in awe of the author's ability to create such wonderful c...
  • Regina Olmstead
    This is the third in the series of 4. Tucker's story continues. This one is more about her grandchildren and how their lives go full circle. It's about August and him being with his father and April getting into trouble and with the help of her grandfather getting sent somewhere for help. It's about finding out what happened to March after he ran off so many years ago. You find out a lot about all three grandchildren. It is a very good book. Ther...
  • Irene Durham
    I feel that I have been blessed in so many ways by reading this series However it is difficult to put into words be causeall of all the emotions I have experienced while reading them. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to understand life.I feel that I have been blessed in so many ways by reading this series but because of all the emotions I have experienced while doing so, it is difficult to put into words. I would recommend them to anyon...
  • Debbi
    This is the 3rd Tucker book and there are 5 in the series. At 17, Tucker's youngest granddaughter, April, has become rebellious and is sneaking out at night. Tucker is at her wit's end about what to do with her. She ends up sending her to a camp for troubled teenage girls. Meanwhile her middle grandson, March, who ran away when he was a pre-teen comes back into the picture. Still enjoying these books.
  • Michelle Hite
    As good as the first twoIn April's Rain, April accidentally kills her boyfriend when he attempts to rape her. Tucker comes to her rescue and disposed of the body. Tucker, however, realizes that she can not handle April and that she is going down the same path as her mother, Maise. Tucker decides to send April to a girl's reform camp. The camp does much more than either Tucker or April ever expected. It reunites a family. Must read!
  • Maryann Zeller
    Absolutely hands-down, one of the BEST series I have ever had the pleasure of reading!! This whole series is absolutely amazing! I see some people have left some negative comments and I have to ask what were you reading? This was entertaining, this was sad, this was beautiful, it had a little bit of everything. Absolutely loved the series I wish there was more, I just feel like I need to know more about what happens in their life. One very satisf...
  • Louise Child
    Oh dear.I loved the first book in this series . The second not so much .This book is told between three characters in the first person .None of the voices feel authentic . It seems that the author wants the reader to believe that love of God will heal just about anybody after wrongdoing .Any transgression from rape ,incest ,illness ,child abuse ,murder are all healed by forgiveness and God .
  • Jeannie Lemley
    April's Rain (from the Tucker series)When I began reading the first book, Tucker 's Way, I wasn't sure I could enjoy it, the main character, Tucker, was like no other! But, before finishing the first chapter - I was hooked!! And each book kept getting better! April's Rain, I couldn't put down, and though the story ended on a 'high note'....I can't wait to read the next one, March On, when it's available! Highly Recommend!!
  • Brenda Benoit
    Oh how I love this series!!! By the end of this book someone would have had to pry my tablet out of my hands to get me to put it down. I think this book was my favorite of the series so far. I just love Tucker, her family and her friends. I really love how there is a gap of a few years between each book so I feel like things are really progressing and changing. Can't wait to start the next one!
  • millie osborn
    This is the third book in this series,and just as good as the first. You get to know Tuckers family one at a time ,very touching , about a family who don't have much of one thing but rich in other ways. This is a very good read would recommend it,I have one more book in this series looking forward to other books by this author.
  • Nancy
    I really like the Tucker series and the author's style of writing. But I have to say this was not one of my favorites. I am glad the Tucker family is back together and they are all in a sort of good place, but too many bad choices that are swept "under the rug". This book left me sort of disturbed.
  • Melanie
    The power and beauty of surrender, love, and family!This series has touched my heart in a way I can't explain. After accidentally coming upon the first book and almost not finishing it due to some of the subject matter, um I'm so glad I didn't stop there but kept reading.a beautifully written story of love, loss, forgiveness, and the power of true friendship.
  • Tara
    Well John, you did it again...terrific! This is by far one of my favorite series I have ever read...I cannot wait until the next one comes out. So get your coffee and finish the fifth book already, will yah? ;)