Tucker Mason is an internationally renowned photographer with an eye for beauty, but a past littered with violence and hate haunts him daily. His father was alcoholic, abusive, and neglectful. The only good thing he did for Tucker and his brother Mutt was hire Ella Rain to look after them.
Tucker is content to let the hate for his father simmer, but when Mutt escapes from a mental hospital and an ex-girlfriend shows up with her child and a black eye, events are set into motion that will change all of their lives forever. Tucker is forced to confront the rage that lies beneath everything he does, and the root of Mutt's mental instability are finally revealed.
Charles Martin weaves a tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and prayer in Wrapped In Rain. His characters are well-rounded, never caricatures or stock images of Southern people. He describes the atmosphere of Florida and Alabama perfectly, helping the reader to feel right at home. The plot is creative, but not over the top.
The center of this book is the love of Miss Ella Rain. Her steady determination to help the Mason boys escape their father's fate is admirable and compelling. Martin somehow creates a character that preaches but never sounds preachy. Ella Rain showers love on everyone in her world, through her actions as well as words.
Martin seems to be focusing on the power of love and prayer. If so, he has done a remarkable job, because this story will inspire you to love more fiercely and pray harder than you ever have before.