Sixteen-year-old Summer McClain seemingly has it all—a doting mother and father, two best friends who stick closer than glue, and a grandmother who can cook the pants off any chef who dares to go up against her. Her world is perfect in every way—until tragedy strikes the core of her family.
When Summer thinks the worst thing in her life has happened, she’s dealt more blows that make her question her young faith. Her two best friends, who should be there to love her through her devastation, have personal issues of their own, and on top of that, a girl at school starts bullying her for no reason. Will Summer be able to withstand the heartache, pain, and pressure she has to endure?
In her debut novel, Summer Rain, Cherlisa Starks Richardson has woven together a gripping novel that shows the faith even a child must have to endure when challenged with the pain life sometimes presents.
“You find a way to make it work. You realize that giving up a few things you did as a single man is really worth it in order to make things work with the person you love. You also realize that being with the woman your love and making her happy is worth way more than the things you gave up. Trust me, man. I’m a living witness.”
David is a stand-up guy. He’s a police officer that is all about his family and being the best husband, father, provider, and protector possible. He is also a mentor to his partner at work which is demonstrated in the above quote. So, when tragedy strikes it rocks his family to the core.
Summer is his daughter and this is her story. We follow Summer’s journey as she not only deals with the family tragedy but also the angst of being a teenager. Summer Rain isn’t your typical “fluff” about teenagers; it deals with serious issues such as eating disorders, bullying, and forgiveness. It is truly a beautiful book that has set a pretty high standard for this debut author!!!