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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: When It Raynes by C.D. Cain

When It Raynes (Chambers of the Heart Book 1) by C.D. Cain
Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (June 25, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562945
ISBN-13: 978-1939562944
Amazon: When It Raynes (Chambers of the Heart Book 1)
Amazon Kindle: When It Raynes (Chambers of the Heart Book 1)

Rayne Amber Storm finds her serenity on the waters of her Louisiana bayou, where she can let her thoughts be her own among the moss-covered cypress trees. Slowly, a gentle, insistent ripple of difference stirs within her. A ripple that leads her away from her mother's Southern Baptist values to thoughts that betray the very core of what she believes is right and wrong. She leaves the protection of the bayou for medical school and lets the ripple grow until she is knocked unsteady by a powerful wave in the charismatic Samantha LeJeune. But when tragedy strikes back home, the pull of cross currents traps Rayne in what seems an insurmountable struggle between her heart, which now knows the true meaning of happiness, and doing what she has been taught all her life. Is she strong enough to keep navigating through unfamiliar but thrilling waters or will she give in and paddle down the path of least resistance?

I love it when the cover of a book perfectly reflects the tone of the story within, and that's what happened here. The characters are alternately brooding and funny and all too real.  They tugged at my heart on several occasions, pulling me completely into their world. A great debut.

Liked the book but had no ending.  What if I never read anymore in this apparent series?  Would have liked it tied up.  Loved Rayne and she had a pretty decent supporting cast. For the most part good 1st effort.

Good in every aspect. I like and actually expect that a novel is well constructed and make sense and is generally well written… I am always impressed when this characteristics can be applied to a debut novel….but when those characteristics are present in a debut novel of a series I reach my nirvana! I will not only read the next book of this series but I will wait impatiently and buy it’s sequel right when it come out because I definitely can’t wait to see how Rayne's journey continues. Awesome read!

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