THUNDER AND RAIN
Martin has an incredible gift for characterization and writing that tugs at the emotions without becoming overly melodramatic. This is the type of novel you will want to read quickly, because it is so engrossing, yet want to savor because the prose is meaningful and poignant.
Tyler Steele’s entire identity has been wrapped up in being a third-generation Texas Ranger. Yet when he is injured, he has difficulty putting his personal and family life first — as he knows he should have been doing all along. Estranged from his wife Andie, Tyler is raising their son Brodie on his own. When he comes to the rescue of Samantha and her daughter Hope, Tyler needs to confront his past before he can move forward into the future. (CENTER STREET, Apr., 368 pp., $21.99)