Item description for Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler...
Overview Through her online column for the Pretty Fishy Web site, Nicole Michelin meets Harrison Michaels, who lives in Japan, but when she attempts to avoid him, Harrison eventually reveals that he knew her as a child in Japan--where her parents were once missionaries.
Publishers Description 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 e-mails 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...
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Bethany House
ISBN 0764204777 ISBN13 9780764204777
Availability 0 units.
More About Alice J. Wisler
ALICE J. WISLER grew up in Japan as a missionary kid, but now lives and writes in Durham, North Carolina. Her son Daniel died from cancer treatments in 1997 at the age of four. In his memory, she created Daniel's House Publications which offers Writing the Heartache Workshops to help those suffering losses discover the value of writing. She presents these workshops at conferences across the country. She writes for various grief and loss websites, including Open to Hope, where she is the Death of a Child forum editor. She is a frequent contributor to Christian Work at Home Moms (CWAHM), WritersWeekly and Writing for Dollars. Alice is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, has a B.S. in social work, and has taught disadvantaged children in group homes and in a refugee camp in the Philippines under a program sponsored by the United Nations. She has been published in Personal Journaling, ByLine, Carolina Woman, Carolina Parent, We Need Not Walk Alone, and Living with Grief. She is a member of The Compassionate Friends and Bereaved Parents. She is the author of four inspirational novels: Rain Song (Christy Finalist), How Sweet It Is (Christy Finalist), Hatteras Girl, and A Wedding Invitation (Bethany House Publishers). Two of these have been translated into Dutch and Turkish. Visit her website at www.alicewisler.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about Rain Song?
Good read Apr 22, 2010
I enjoyed the book. It is obvious that Alice knows what she is talking about since she's lived in Japan. I am an avid reader and enjoy being able to read Christian fiction. I plan to read more of Alice's books!
One of the best! Apr 18, 2010
How I loved this book Rain Song- not only a "feel-good'Story, but one I wanted to share with others. Rain Song touched all the right buttons for a lovely read- got me involved, did'nt want the story to end and so on.I was after an escape, and Rain Song provided that. So I strongly recommend this author for what she has written and look forward to her next story!
Great Read! Apr 12, 2010
This book was a real treat to read. I opened it up and couldn't put it down! The characters were vivid and real. The story kept me guessing and wanting to find out what happened next. I loved the book so much, I went right out and bought Wisler's next book "How Sweet It Is" (which is just as good).
Wonderful book Mar 23, 2010
With the world so fast pased and stressful, this book was very relaxing and enjoyable. The Characters were funny and believable because they mirrored real people I know in my life. The minute I finished it I ordered her next book!
Rain Song Aug 13, 2009
Nicole Michelin is a middle school English teacher in her thirties. She was born in Japan to missionary parents, but her mother died when she was a young child and her father, who suffers from depression, never talks about it. He raised her in North Carolina where Nicole currently lives. She is very close to her grandma Ducee and her best friend Grable.
Nicole runs a website where she gives out help and info about caring for fish. A man named Harrison Michaels from Japan emails her one day and the two begin corresponding through email on a daily basis. As the story goes on, Nicole finds herself falling for Harrison and asks him for a photo, which he happily sends to her. But shortly after, Nicole doesn't get an email from Harrison for a few days. She wonders what is wrong. Then one day, Harrison emails her a single line: 'Nicole, my mother remembers the night you were born.' Nicole herself knows little about her mother, yet always wonders and misses her dearly. Stunned, Nicole realizes Harrison's mother must have known her own mother. She decides she needs to overcome her fear of flying and go to Japan to search out answers.
I thought Rain Song was a touching read. I found myself wanting Nicole to overcome her fears, hop on the plane to Japan, find out about her mother and find Harrison.