Former Rain (Rain Series #1)

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When it rains it pours. Just ask Elizabeth Underwood or Nina Lewis. They thought the unfaithful men in their lives caused their storms, but as they are forced on a journey of self-examination, they realize that something greater than a "do-right" man is needed to heal the hurts that trouble their souls.

Kenneth Underwood and Isaac Walker want to rid themselves of the selfish, ungrateful women in their lives. Kenneth, a successful businessman, ...

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Overview

When it rains it pours. Just ask Elizabeth Underwood or Nina Lewis. They thought the unfaithful men in their lives caused their storms, but as they are forced on a journey of self-examination, they realize that something greater than a "do-right" man is needed to heal the hurts that trouble their souls.

Kenneth Underwood and Isaac Walker want to rid themselves of the selfish, ungrateful women in their lives. Kenneth, a successful businessman, is planning to divorce Elizabeth, his wife of 7 years. Isaac, a man of the streets and Nina's former lover, has a more final solution to rid himself of his problem. But when the free gift of salvation is unexpectedly offered, will this wayward group allow the grace of God to heal and restore the shattered lives they have created, or are they forever destined to go through the storm?

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-- - Vicki Austin
Without pretense, this author is not concerned about being a dainty Christian Fiction writer. Vanessa Miller jumps it off from page one and keeps the reader turning pages until the very end. This story introduces 2 couples Nina and Issac, Elizabeth and Kenneth. It is a testimony to the struggles of living the street life and the often cruel consequences that come with love, bad influences and really bad choices. The characters are vividly human, flawed and identifiable. She holds no punches when
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601628565
  • Publisher: Urban Books< LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Rain Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 368,145
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Vanessa Miller is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. She started writing as a child, spending countless hours either reading or writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels. Vanessa’s creative endeavors took on new meaning in1994 when she became a Christian. Since then, her writing has been centered on themes of redemption, often focusing on characters facing multi-dimensional struggles.

Vanessa’s novels have received rave reviews, with several appearing on Essence Magazine’s Bestseller’s List. Miller’s work has receiving numerous awards, including “Best Christian Fiction Mahogany Award” and the “Red Rose Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction.” Miller graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication. She is an ordained “exhorter” in her church, explaining, “God has called me to exhort readers and to help them rediscover their place with the Lord.”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Honestly a awesome read !!!!

    This book had me going. I was blessed and convicted!!! This book is a must read for any and all saints !!! Ms Miller ya talent to say the least ... and this piece alone displays it =]

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    A must read!

    This book was so relevant and relatable on so many levels. The reader doesn't have to relate to the exact experience of the characters but will be able to relate to the battles and struggles of the mind. However, so many will relate to the exact experiences. I can't wait to read the other books in the series. Definitely a worthy investment. I will recommend this book to everyone. Very timely story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2006

    Praise the Lord! Good Christian Reading!

    I read Former Rain in one day! Ms. Miller is extremely talented. It is evident that she was inspired by the Holy Spirit. This book is real life. I am sure anyone who reads this can relate to some aspect of it! I did! I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Rain Series and anything else Ms. Miller comes out with.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Very inspiring...

    This is a very inspirational book. It has encouraged me to take a better look at myself, my marriage and my walk with Christ. I love how Vanessa embeds the bible verses she's referring to in her stories. Because of this, I don't have to wonder what she's saying I know. This is my first book by this author and because I enjoyed it so much I've already purchased all of the Rain and Storm books!!! I can't wait to finish them.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Former Rain

    This book is a must read for anyone who is seeking God and dealing with desiring to do right, but falling short of the glory of God. This book deals facing life's storms, and struggles by knowing that all things are possibly through Christ Jesus. Thanks Donna for sharing this book with me! I RECOMMEND Vanessa Miller to all my friends, and can't wait to read the next book that follows this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    Read this series and you will not regret it. The characters you can relate to and their circumstances, trials and test will rock you to your core. I really read the first four in one weekend. I've already bought my daughter the first book to this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    Bravo!! This book is wonderful, inspiring and one to recommend to your family and friends.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2007

    I enjoyed this book

    I met Ms Miller when she came to a military base where I'm currently stationed. The first time I didn't buy the book but when she came back the second time, something told me to buy it. I'm so happy I did the book was amazing I could not put it down. I do recommend that you read this series....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2006

    fantastic all the rain series books

    I have read all of the rain series books by Vanessa Miller. I could not put them down. I have passed on the series to my daughters who have also finished the series. We can't wait for Vanessa's next 'Rain' book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2006

    Captivated with Reading

    Vanessa Miller is truly a gifted writer. I read Former Rain in two days. I could not put it down. I read 'Abundant Rain' in three days, 'Latter Rain' in two days and 'Rain Storm' in one day. The story lines and the characters are so real. For those of you who do not believe there is a heaven and a hell, you must read Vanessa's books. She is truly anointed. Her imagination is vivid and her story telling is remarkable. These books are richly told, they make you stop and take a serious look at your life. I have had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Miller and I must say she is one down to earth 'REAL' African American Woman.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2004

    Excellent read!

    This is wonderfully spun story! It's a real story that draws you in immediately. The ending is superb and leaves you wanting more. Loved it!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2004

    Wonderful

    In her debut novel, Former Rain, Ms. Miller writes with determination and conviction. This book is very inspirational and thought provoking. The characters were so alive and the author did a good job of making you think she was writing about you. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Plus, it will make you take a good look at yourself. If you aren't a church-goer before you read this book, you will be after you finish. I am looking forward to reading more from Vanessa Miller. On a scale of 1-5, I give this book a 5.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2003

    Inspirational, Funny!

    Inspirational, Funny! A look into being lost and finding your way, why we get stuck in the rain that falls into our lives and relationships. Moving story of two couples. Elizabeth and Kenneth's marriage had fallen into a trap of bitterness. He has fallen out of love and Elizabeth acts out, sometimes violently. When they find their way back they are hit by the rain of the 911 attack in NewYork. Nina and Isacc, A love against all odds - good vs. evil. Nina follows the Lord and chooses to raise her son without Isacc under her roof, but she loves him. Isacc deals drugs and is always a hustler. When he realizes what is missing in his life, he fights the evil that surrounds him, The book was Funny, Inspirational and moving. I was stunned to find the last few pages held so much only to find out i have to wait until 2004 for the end of the story. A nice read. This debut novel proves that The Rain Trilogy will be worthy reads. stay tuned for Elizabeth and Kenneth in Abundant Rain Nina and Isacc in Latter Rain.....both in 2004!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2003

    Debut Novel is Real and Inspiring

    Vanessa Miller has certainly caught my attention with this book. The characters are faced with real life issues that draw you into their world. Your are kept on the edge of your seat wondering what they will do next or how they will overcome the issues they face. After reading this book, you will want to make some life-changing decisions. The inspiration, suspense and touch of humor definitely makes this book a page turner.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    There is an anointing on this writing.

    I absolutely enjoyed this book. Oh my goodness, i could just sit and read her books all day. I loved this book. This is the first time i have read this author work. I am now a big fan. I applaud Christian fiction.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    A must read series

    God has truly inspired this series of books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Loved it!

    This book was wonderful! It was a page turner and I related on so many levels. This is real Christian fiction!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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