Water Darling by Evan Ramspott

ebook, 423 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2020 by Storyteller Press
About the Book:
There are things we know nothing about. Rainmaking, for instance. Believers will tell you it's as real as the ground beneath your feet. Imogene Parker would have been the first to count herself a skeptic, until the day she met Thomas Finn. From that day on, nothing in her life would ever be the same. Return now to the summer of 1921. Tulsa is about to burn. A young black man is accused of assaulting a white woman in broad daylight and the incendiary opinions of one newspaper stoke the passions of this divided city—a stage for the worst racial conflict in American history, and events for which we may never know the truth. For history buffs and readers who loved To Kill A Mockingbird and Sometimes a Great Notion, this is a must-read book. A gripping, tragic love story, Water Darling lays bare the heart and soul of a nation and its people in a time of change.

This book took off from the very beginning and didn’t let go at all, it kept me captivated and wanting more. The descriptions were so realistic that I felt I was there. The story is rich in Southern dialect, interesting characters and will touch your heart. It will make you very sad and so very angry. It will bring hope in the end that forgiveness is possible.

This was so well written, it oozed southern vibes. It was frank, it was honest. It was hard to read but it was so thought provoking and relevant to today's world. Imogene Parker was an amazing character that readers will not soon forget. It is about relationships and friendships, right along with racism and bigotry. It was dark, but Thomas and Imogene were the light. This is a book of wonderful characters, location, and so many layers. It is a story of love, forgiveness, and redemption. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I had many emotional ups and downs. I rooted for some characters and despised others. I highly recommend this book as I loved it from start to finish.

Thank you NetGalley, Evan Ramspott and Storyteller Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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