Four years ago I received the wonderful gift of spending time in northern Minnesota at a writing retreat called Norcroft. For three weeks while the leaves turned from green to gold, orange and blazing red I wrote like a wild women. That is where Womankind was born.
I recently connected with a fellow Norcroftie on-line and read her book Rain Song. See the review I wrote and consider Rain Song for your holiday gifts for friends, sisters, mothers and anyone who enjoys a good read! It's available at bookstores and the usual web stores too.
Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler makes a delightful weekend read. This appealing narrative takes place in Mount Olive, North Carolina and like so many stories set in the South, is chock full of quirky, charming, characters. You can’t help but like grandmother, Ducee, and her wise, yet eccentric, words of advice. Pretty cousin Grable struggles to cope with her fraying marriage and at the same time care for her daughter Monet, a special needs child with behaviors as unusual as her name. Their side story adds level of depth to the already interesting primary story about Nicole Michelin, a school teacher, who avoids airplanes, motorcycles, and all things Japanese. Nicole is given the chance to deal with her demons, and the gift of hope for a different future, when she forges an Internet friendship with Harrison, a man met through her website writings about tropical fish. Wisler’s book is a light read with a fresh narrative that will be appreciated most by those who enjoy a story with characters real enough to be a neighbor next door, or your own family members. Rain Song breathes hope into our troubled world.