Raising Rain [NOOK Book]

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Raised to be a "new woman" by her mother and three college roommates in the 70's amid anti-war protests, feminist rallies and finals, Rain Rasmussen discovers that putting her career first has left her overdrawn at the egg-bank, and her baby fever has now driven off her significant other.

When her terminally ill mother demands a Celebration of Life before she dies; they all confront ghosts from the past on a "stormy" weekend in Monterey. ...
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Raising Rain

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Overview


Raised to be a "new woman" by her mother and three college roommates in the 70's amid anti-war protests, feminist rallies and finals, Rain Rasmussen discovers that putting her career first has left her overdrawn at the egg-bank, and her baby fever has now driven off her significant other.

When her terminally ill mother demands a Celebration of Life before she dies; they all confront ghosts from the past on a "stormy" weekend in Monterey. Bebe, the roommate closest to Rain's heart, revisits choices that have impacted Rain the most, raising doubts about God's-
and her own- willingness to forgive and to be forgiven.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575673646
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 762,676
  • File size: 1,019 KB

Meet the Author


DEBBIE FULLER THOMAS is a freelance author and publisher, a former pastor's wife, and a survivor of breast cancer. She has been involved in children's and worship ministries at churches around California for 30 years. She currently manages youth programs for her local parks and recreation district. Debbie is the author of Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon and published Lord, I Was Happy
Shallow, Coping with Cancer, Sacramento Sierra Parent
, and Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul. She and her husband, Don, have two grown sons and enjoy their
"empty nest" in a historic gold rush town in northern California.
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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Raising Rain

    I really liked this book, seeing how Rain was influenced by the 4 women in her household when she was young and then to see those relationships in her adult life. Very special the relationship she had with Bebe, mom is not always the most important female role model and when she is not it is then wonderful to see someone else fill the need.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

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    Women's Fiction with a brain

    There's a reason why Debbie Thomas's last book, Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon, was a finalist for a Christie award, and why I expect this one will be, too: It's one of a new genre of literately-written and thoughtful women's novels. Its central character deals with an increasingly-common situation-- the urgency of wanting a baby, of dealing with the fear of waiting too long. "Why did it have to be like this? She hadn't stopped loving Hayden, she just wanted a baby. She didn't want to kick herself years from now because she hadn't tried hard enough." (page 178.) True, this isn't a fast-paced suspense novel. It's a book to savor and think about long after you close the last well-written page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    A beautiful story

    Debbie Fuller Thomas' writing always rings true. She resists the easy answer and gives us real characters living real lives. I love her take on contemporary issues. In this novel, she moves fluidly between the 60's and the present day, and it's like looking at two pictures of the same people taken at different times: you're fascinated by the way the characters have changed, the way the choices of the past have made them who they are today. This is a compassionate, tender story of real women wrestling with their angels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    A little tedious.

    It was interesting, but certainly not the best book I have read. Slow moving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    titokaca

    I couldn't get through the first few chapters. When I pulled up this book it had that I gave it 5 stars. I did't so I wanted to make sure to write a new review.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    Highly recommended

    This is story of a girl named rain who was collectively raised by college going students. This book outlines her life growing up and how her mother's attitude played an important role in shaping her personality. There are 3 parallel stories running and each one of them is very well developed. A well written book. Highly recommended.

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    Posted January 16, 2013

    Lightheart

    Hello.

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