WHEN RAIN FALLS by TYORA MOODY
Each person in the novel, WHEN RAIN FALLS by Tyora Moody are interesting. There are also goings on that the church would not call Christian. Pamela lives a double life along with the friend of her father.This man is married. His name is Mitch Harris. Then, there is Avante who does far more than run an art gallery. Yolanda Harris is interesting too. She is Mitch’s wife. The characters are colorful and three dimensional.
I did have one problem. I didn’t feel a particular place as I read. I need visual aides like buildings, rivers, stores, etc. to make the story really pop. Something that would help me take away a name of a place and remember it and see it in my mind far after I close the novel. Otherwise, the South can so easily blend in to the North. Leaving me to get lost in the city of somewhere.
The novel made me think about the importance of forgiveness. Lingering memories about pain a person feels they should never have experienced can lead to murderous revenge. An invisible spider web can form catching more than one person in its nasty web. Once in that web it is very difficult to get free again. I have used the word forgiveness often in my past and present. It is such an easy word to say because I’ve heard or read it all my life. Tyora Moody shows through her story forgiveness is as deep and wild as an unwalked forest. I also learned that a face doesn’t tell a person’s character. It is easy to know a person for a very long time and not know what soup is brewing behind the eyes and in the mind. I suppose that is why human beings are called complex characters. Our hearts and minds are like the Mammoth cave filled with different rooms and passageways. I take this thought along with many other thoughts away from When Rain Falls, “You can’t just tuck the past away and forget it. Sometimes you have to acknowledge it, or it will eat you….”Mammoth+Cave