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About the Author
Alice J. Wisler is an author, public speaker, advocate, and fundraiser. She has been a guest on several radio and TV programs to promote her self-published cookbooks, Slices of Sunlight and Down the Cereal Aisle. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and has traveled the country in jobs that minister to people. Alice was raised in Japan and currently resides in Durham, North Carolina. Visit www.alicewisler.com
What People are Saying About This
"Alice J. Wisler has written an astonishing debut for a first-time author. The daughter of missionary parents, she grew up in Japan, so she is definitely following the writer's dictum to "write what you know." What is surprising, however, is that unlike most Christian novelists-who put the message far above the medium-Wisler writes with a tremendous amount of talent.
Her prose is good-beautiful, at times. Although it doesn't consist of heart-pounding action (it's not a thriller, after all), the story flows and engages the reader on many levels with numerous thought-provoking scenes and situations. Wisler's characters are also real-very real. Like all the other members of her family, Nicole is flawed. But she is lovable, and readers will enjoy her journey toward healing and love.... those who appreciate good writing, interesting characters and a love story set within a subtle Christian framework will definitely enjoy this book."--(Annabelle Robertson, Crosswalk.com)
"After reading the first chapter, I wondered if Rain Song would have enough going on to hold my interest. I liked Nicole's endearing voice right off the bat, as well as the colorful characters of her aunt and grandmother Ducee as they sat around planning the family reunion.... Yet the book continued to draw me in. Like Nicole, I couldn't wait for Harrison's next email to see what he would reveal about her past. I loved the North Carolina imagery and Ducee's "Southern Truths." I even longed to try some pineapple chutney, which author Alice J. Wisler makes possible with the inclusion of the recipe at the end.
Rain Song, Wisler's debut novel, is a lovely story. It provides the kind of escape from the real world that every reader seeks and leaves one feeling good about God's limitless ability to provide strength, courage and answers to prayer."--(Susan Miura, FaithfulReader.com)
"Alice Wisler tells this story of Rain Song in the slow, deliberate style of Southern tradition. Along the way, you will come to love Nicole's eclectic family and you will cheer her as she makes her very cautious discoveries. I look forward to more beautiful stories from this very talented writer!"--(Kim Ford, NovelReviews.blogspot.com)