Wednesday, November 05, 2008

CFBA Tour: Out of Her Hands and Rain Song

Out Of Her Hands


Megan DiMaria


In this second novel by Megan DiMaria, Linda Revere is back and continuing to struggle with the turmoil of contemporary life. Linda has been praying for her children's future spouses since they were very small. Confident that her prayers will be answered, Linda is not prepared for the young woman her son brings home. But Linda soon learns that while everything she once controlled is out of her hands, God is still in control. Megan uses her trademark humor while dealing with issues to which her readers will relate.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Out Of Her Hands, go HERE

"No sophomore slump for DiMaria! This novel (Out of Her Hands) is as engaging and meaningful as her first, Searching for Spice. Her realistic portrayal of the characters' lives should endear them to readers and help Christians to feel less alone in their daily trials."
~Romantic Times Magazine, 4 ½ stars TOP PICK!

“Life in Linda's world is messy...but filled with love, laughter, struggle and faith. Megan has created a most real heroine for us to love...and I adore her!”
~Deena Peterson, reviewer: A Peek at my Bookshelf

“Megan DiMaria crafts a novel so compelling, so real, you forget you're reading fiction.”
~Darcie Gudger, reviewer: TitleTrakk

"This is a great read for a quiet afternoon or in those times when you feel your own life spinning out of control and need the reality check of knowing you're not in it alone."
~Amazon reviewer
I have started this book, but haven't had a chance to finish it yet. However, I am loving it. It's been fun to step back into Linda's world. There are enough references to the first book to keep it fun, without making it difficult for someone who picks up this book to read it. And Megan's trademark humor is back. Don't make the mistake of thinking these books are only for baby boomers. She does a wonderful job of making them entertaining and meaningful for all. And don't you love the cover!

Rain Song


Alice J. Wisler

Rain Song is the debut release from Alice J. Wisler. This book is sweetly lyrical, and definitely southern. The characters form a beautiful cast around our heroine, Nicole Michelin. Another young woman who essentially lost both parents at a young age through a tragedy, it could have seemed a copy of other books I've recently read, but contained its author's unique stamp. The book kept my interest as I wondered how Nicole would face so many of her fears in her quest for truth she is hungry to learn. Romance plays a role in this book (maybe 20%), but this book's focus is on the question of what we are willing to sacrifice to learn the truth. Unlike some general fiction, this book kept me firmly in its grasp. As I struggled with Nicole. A beautiful story!


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 emails 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rain Song, go HERE

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