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Rain Song
Rain Song
Author: Alice J. Wisler
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780764204777
ISBN-10: 0764204777
Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I just finished Rain Song and just loved it!! Nicole Michelin lives a safe life in Mount Olive, North Carolina, with her quirky, yet loveable relatives and tank of fish that are also her family.  Nicole was born in Japan but after the mysterious death of her mother, Nicole and her father come back home. Nicole knows just bits and pieces of her early life. Her father is no help deep in his own depresssion. Questions she had growing up about her early life either remained unanswered or left her wondering what was the real truth. Her fears and phobias hold her back from learning the truth, until through her online column for the Pretty Fishy Web site, she meets Harrison, who lives in Japan. She tries to avoid him, but his e-mails tug at her heart. Then Harrison reveals that he knew her as a child in Japan and knows more about her childhood than she does. Her yearning for love and to make peace with her past lead her on an incredible journey. But only because she is strong enough to face her fears and the unknown.

This is a terrific book and I am sure I am not the only one hoping for a sequel!  There is so much more that we can learn about Nicole and her facinating family (yes I even need to know what lies ahead for Monet). Alice Wisler has made a simple family come to life.  I look forward to her next nove.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not my favorite book by this author. I found this book to be very predictable and boring at times.
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I liked this book. It wasn't fantastic or too deep reading, but it was a nice basic story line.

When Nicole (an Irish american, born to missionary parents in Japan)gets an email from a stranger across the sea in Japan, she begins to wonder about the life she had with her mother and father, before the fire that killed her mother, broke her father, and sent her back to the States to live with her grandmother. Afraid of flying, and quite comfortable in her role in Mount Olive as a middle school english teacher and family confidant, Nicole is not sure if she wants to know her past, and certainly not going to Japan, the place that she has avoided her entire childhood, to find out. However, as the emails continue and a romance springs from the gentile words of Harrison, Nicole has to choose between her fears and a deeply rooted longing to connect with the two year old little girl that left Japan 27 years ago, herself.

I felt it could have been better. Slightly transparent but a good summer beach/pool side read.
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I liked this book. The writing style was enjoyable and the story not overdone. It was believable and heartwarming.