Monday, November 3, 2008

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
FROMMIPOV: Nicole hates flying, loves her little Japanese doll that her mother gave her when she was 8, doesn't like when her English student's use English improperly, her niece drives her crazy . . . yet when she answers a question on Pretty Fishy Web site about how to deal with a Koi pond all of a sudden things change. Just from that innocent answer she meets Harrison Michaels. He sends her this poem that she can't get out of her mind, she dreams about him, and all of a sudden her world is turned upside down. Try as she might to avoid him, and stay in her own little secure world it just doesn't work. The question is will Nicole face her fear of flying and go to Japan, meet Harrison, and get the answers to all her questions about her life that she's so been dying to know. I can't tell you! That would ruin it! I can tell you that this was a great book! It had a lot of fun with the quirky family members, Nicole and her own quirks, there was suspense with Harrison and his knowledge of Nicole's past that she didn't remember. I highly recommend this book! So, go out and pick up a copy!
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