Monday, November 03, 2008

Rain Song~ by Alice J. Wisler

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.

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

I have started this book and so far I am enjoying it. The mystery of what happened to Nicole while she was in Japan along with her relationships with her family have made this book very interesting so far. I will keep you posted.


I just finished Rain Song. The book was great and slightly unexpected. I really enjoyed the story and the unique way that it was told. All of the character's from Nicole's Grandmother Ducee to little cousin Monet were great and really added a lot to the book. The mystery of Nicole's past unfolds through an online correspondence with a fan of her online column. In a twist Harrison, the man she corresponded with, reveals that he knew her when she was a child living in Japan. This unlikely person now was able to fill in many facts about her life Nicole was resigned to never know. I think this book is a great read and something that will put a smile on your face.

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