Monday, November 03, 2008

Book: Rain Song

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Rain Song

Bethany House (October 1, 2008)


Alice J. Wisler


Alice sold her first story to David C. Cook for a take-home Sunday School paper called Sprint. The year was 1988, this was her first submission to a paying market, and the check sent to her was for $125.00.

She was on her way!

Since then, Alice has sold articles and devotions to the Upper Room, Alive Now, Standard Publishing, ByLine magazine and others.

In 2006 she sent her novel Rain Songto Bethany House...and the rest is history! She signed a two -book deal and the second, How Sweet It Is will be out in 2009.


Nicole Michelin avoids airplanes, motorcycles, and most of all, Japan, where her parents once were missionaries. Something happened in Japan...something that sent Nicole and her father back to America alone...something of which Nicole knows only bits and pieces. But she is content with life in little Mount Olive, North Carolina, with her quirky relatives, tank of lively fish, and plenty of homemade pineapple chutney. Through her online column for the Pretty Fishy Web site, she meets Harrison Michaels, who, much to her dismay, lives in Japan. She attempts to avoid him, but his emails tug at her heart. Then Harrison reveals that he knew her as a child in Japan. In fact, he knows more about her childhood than she does.


I really enjoyed this book. It was a light read, but not "flaky" if you know what I mean. The main character, Nicole, is dealing with some pain in her past by being completely structured in her current life. When that balance is upset she has to face her past and her fears head on. Mostly it's a story about trust. Trusting God to take care of her and trusting other people.

I liked the way the story came to conclusion. It was believable and didn't wrap everything up in a neat bow in 3 pages!

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rain Song, go HERE

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Thanks for this review. I am especially happy to hear that it was believable and that you liked the way everything wasn't wrapped up neatly. My life isn't "neat" and neither is my fiction.

    ~ Alice
    author of Rain Song


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