A Farmhouse in the Rain is a novel of war and peace, crime and punishment, love and loss, and eventually hope. It's a saga of three American soldiers and the women they love - before, during, and after World War II.
During the war, the three are given shelter by a French woman. The next morning she is found dead and the trio realize they were the only ones in the house. While the three survive the war, the questions remain: Who will survive the peace? Who will unite with the love they left behind? And who will be unmasked as the murderer on that fateful night at A Farmhouse in the Rain.
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
Dramatic and expertly written it is a story with many threads running through it.
Love, secrets and a mystery with a lot of historical facts I was hooked. The characters are amazingly portrayed and with a twist that I didn't see at all, this is a book that comes highly recommended and is definitely worth all the stars. ~ Tracy Shephard, NetGalley
A Farmhouse in the Rain" by Joe Kilgore is a deftly crafted novel of war and peace, crime and punishment, love and loss, and eventually hope. It's a saga of three American soldiers and the women they love before, during, and after World War II. During the war, the three are given shelter by a French woman. The next morning she is found dead and the trio realize they were the only ones in the house. While the three survive the war, the questions remain: Who will survive the peace? Who will unite with the love they left behind? And who will be unmasked as the murderer on that fateful farmhouse night at. "A Farmhouse In The Rain" is a consistently compelling page-turner of a read and highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections. "A Farmhouse In The Rain" is also available in a Kindle format ($6.15).
~ , Midwest Book Review
Follow along the sides of 3 young soldiers, their sweethearts, and their families as they navigate the perils of WWII - both at home and abroad. Although each comes from a different background, Joe Kilgore masterfully entwines the three central characters – young soldiers just trying to survive while on foreign soil and win the war. Unlike many war-time historical fiction we also get a peek into what life is like back home for those our intrepid would-be heroes left behind. Family, friends, lovers, all join to make a moving masterpiece that readers will be unable to put down. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves historical fiction, mysteries, drama, and star-crossed lovers. ~ Lily Greer, The Faerie Review
The US Review says "Kilgore has penned a well-written book with an almost Shakespearian feel to it. Filled with suspense, sacrifice, and subplots that interlock smoothly, the author's dark chronicle of lives bound together by fate is a solid addition to the World War II thriller genre" ~ Joe Kilgore, The US Review
Pacific Book Review calls A Farmhouse In The Rain "a well-mapped, well-managed mystery. Kilgore is as comfortable penning scenes of the grim realities of combat as of the tenderness of long awaited love. At every moment of this romance and action laden mystery, you know that capable hands are at the wheel." The entire review can be found at http://www.pacificbookreview.com/author-spotlight-joe-kilgore/ ~ Joe Kilgore, Pacific Book Review
A Farmhouse in the Rain, by Joe Kilgore, is unquestionably a five star piece of writing. A story about dreams, aspirations, love, war, unbroken romance and the darker side of human vengeance and cowardly and debased criminality. It is a novel that has it all – appealing to the human spirit on every level. The story is character-driven, while thematically holding the reader to the very last page. The quality of the writing is excellent and shows that the author not only commands the English language, but has a flair for metaphors and descriptive allegory. In spite of the fact that the first half of the story takes place during the later-part of World War II, it is not a grim or violent read – but rather, the story of several young men, each from different worlds, who come together under the hand of war, who survive by their wits and who find themselves leaving the war zone with a horrible and haunting secret. From there, the author does a wonderful job of showing how, in the post-war years, they fare in life and love, and how, by the most unpredictable of circumstances, their paths cross once again. A few lines are worthy of mention here, because they show the color and depth of the prose the author uses throughout the story.
Highly recommended. A taunting and compelling read that will remind you that people are connected in ways which are not entirely explicable – and possibly that love is the most powerful force in the world. ~ International Writers Inspiring Change, https://writersinspiringchange.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/iwic-book-review-of-a-farmhouse-in-the-rain-by-joe-kilgore/
"Rich characterization, with each of the principals made vivid and distinct, drives the story along." ~ Michelle Spring, Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Shortlisted for Writers' Village International Novel Award