Friday, November 18, 2016

"Rain Song" by Alice J. Wisler

About this book:

  “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 relatives, tank of lively fish, and plenty of homemade pineapple chutney.
  Through her online column for the Pretty Fishy Web site, she meets Harrison Michaels, who, much to her dismay, lives in Japan. She attempts to avoid him, but his e-mails tug at her heart.
  Then Harrison reveals that he knew her as a child in Japan. In fact, he knows more about her childhood than she does! Will Nicole face her fears in order to discover her past and take a chance on love?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Heart of Carolina” series. {It likes like they are not connected.}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Many Scriptures & passages are read, quoted & mentioned; Talks about God & worrying; Questions about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God & His ways; Many mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of those in the Bible & Bibles; Mentions of churches, pastors & sermons; Mentions of Easter Sunday; A few mentions of hymns; A few mentions of sins; A mention of lent;
*Note: Mentions of Japanese temples, shrines & superstitions; Mentions of ghosts; A mention of horoscopes; A mentions of an alien.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘wimp’ and four forms of ‘dumb’; Nightmares; Many mentions of smoking & cigarettes (semi-detailed); Mentions of deaths & a fire (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of fights & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of drinks, liquor & being sober; Mentions of divorce; A few mentions of serial killers & murders; A few mentions of blood & pain (up to semi-detailed); A few mentions of jail; A few mentions of tattoos; A mention of a guinea pig who was killed (no details);
            *Note: A mention of Starbucks; A mention of GQ magazine; A mentions of yoga.  

Sexual Content- Noticing & Smelling; An ex-boyfriend & breakup; Mentions of falling in love; Mentions of kisses; Mentions of child birth (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a man who’s called a playboy; Mentions of affairs & husbands cheating; Mentions of a married man being seen as cozy with another woman & them spending time under the covers (no details); A few mentions of exes; A mention of miscarriages; A mention of a seductive smile; A mention of a prostitute in the Bible; A mention of a 16 year old girl who gave up her body (no true details);
            *Note: A mention of shaving legs; A mention of a woman who an endowed chest & tiny waist; A mention of a bra; A mention of a tank top & tiny shorts; A few mentions of how a woman’s butt looks in a pair of shorts.

-Nicole Michelin, age 31
                                            1st person P.O.V. of Nicole
                                                 {Set in 1999 {I refuse to mark that as Historical. ;)}
                                                        320 pages

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My personal Rating-
This was a really different kind of book! I really enjoyed it and found that I literally had nearly every good emotion you can have while reading a book. I laughed, cried, cheered Nicole on, and thought. There is a lot of thought-provoking paragraphs in “Rain Song”. While I’m sure some people would find it slow, I was very interested in the setting and low-key relaxed plot. I found this novel to be very enjoyable and very well written. :)
{Also, #coverlove! It’s so cute!}

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author

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