Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

I accidentally got two copies of Rain Song by Alice Wisler, so you are the beneficiaries.

Here's the synopsis from amazon: In Wisler's likable debut, a young woman is offered a chance to find romance and make peace with her past. After her missionary mother dies under mysterious circumstances in Japan, young Nicole Michelin returns to North Carolina to live with her depressed father and loving grandmother. Now 31, and a middle school English teacher, Nicole bears the scars of a time she can't remember. She sleeps with her cloth kimono doll and nurses phobias ranging from anxiety about flying to a fear of commitment. But when she meets an intriguing man through a Web site column, her yearning for love encourages her to risk getting to know him even though he lives in Japan. Wisler's cast of Southern women is lightly sketched but no less charming for this, and her development of the relationship between Nicole and her three-year-old autistic cousin strikes poignant notes throughout. Faith fiction fans will appreciate the strong faith of Nicole's influential grandmother, Ducee Dubois, who helps Nicole face her fears. (Oct.) ""

I must admit I haven't read this one yet.  Alice has a beautiful ministry to those who are struggling with the death of a child to encourage them to "write the heartache."  I can't wait to get a chance to read this one!

To enter:

(1) Have you ever lived in another country?

(2) Please enter your answer and your email address
in the comment box:
name (at) wherever (dot) com

(3) Sorry if this creates confusion, in my web format the comment box is above the post.  

(4) Contest ends Tuesday August 3.

Good luck!


I have been wanting to read Alice's fiction, it looks good. No, I have never lived in another country. I'm not sure where I would if I wanted to though...



I would love a chance to win this book! I have never lived in another country, but I have visited Canada and Israel. I had amazing experiences in both countries! But I do LOVE living in the United States, and "I'm proud to be an American," as the song goes. :)

Thank you for a chance to win this book!



I have not lived or even been to another country. I'm just now getting to see more of my own country. :D

Thanks for the contest!


I've never lived in another country. I've only traveled to the surrounding states of mine. I'm a homebody!! :)

no, i've never had the opportunity to live in another country....thanks for the chance to read this wonderful book :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

I would love to win a copy of Rain Song.

Yes, I have lived in another country. My dad was in the Air Force and we lived in Japan for almost four years. I would love to go back some day. I loved it there!

Many Blessings,
Cindy W.


I've never actually lived in another country, but I did spend 2 months in Honduras.

caralynnjames at yahoo dot com

No, I have never lived in another country. Just the good ole USA. I would love to read this book. Sounds really good.


I love the relationship drama genre and Alice is on my list of authors to try. Thank you for the chance to win her book, Julia.

I've never lived in another country, but my daughter is a missionary in Germany and I visited her for two weeks last summer. While I loved the area she lives in, it really made me appreciate home!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

No, I haven't lived in another country - haven't even visited one. I would like to visit England one day though. Please sign me up for the giveaway.
Deborah M.

I have never loved in another country, but I've always wanted to live in Paris, France! :) This book sounds intriguing! Please enter me :)


I have never lived in another country. North America is just
fine for me.
This book sounds very interesting and would be nice to win and read.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

I have never lived in another country. My son passed away in 1995 due to cerebral palsy complications. I would really love to win this book.

Thank you for the chance,

Julia M. Reffner

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