Red Rain

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Pub Date 30 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 08 Oct 2022
Admission Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

A bittersweet story of friendship and overcoming grief from a critically acclaimed author.

Olivia Montag is a professor who doesn’t have all the answers. The devastating loss of a child ended her marriage, and she’s been overlooked for a job promotion one time too many. Not sure what comes next, she leaves it all behind and volunteers to teach English to schoolchildren in India.

Ten thousand miles away, she connects with fellow volunteers and finds purpose in teaching. Until one by one the girls in her classes stop showing up. Then she meets Mukesh, an Indian man with a heart for invention, who may be the only one who can help her students. This is her chance to impact real change, even if that means trusting new friendships and her own instincts.

It turns out, there might be strength in asking for help, and embracing a painful past may clear the way for a brighter future. Sometimes in the darkest storms, you can choose to dance in the rain.

Eat, Pray, Love meets Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in this poignant but uplifting story of finding your purpose.

A bittersweet story of friendship and overcoming grief from a critically acclaimed author.

Olivia Montag is a professor who doesn’t have all the answers. The devastating loss of a child ended her...


A Note From the Publisher

eBook: 9781955836098
hardcover: 9781955836104

eBook: 9781955836098
hardcover: 9781955836104


Advance Praise

“Lara Bernhardt’s Red Rain is Eat, Pray, Love meets Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
—Adele Holmes, M.D., author of Winter’s Reckoning

“A tender and touching story of a young woman’s chance to rebuild her life, against the colorful backdrop of rural India.”
—Julia Thomas, author of The English Boys and Penhale Wood

“Lara Bernhardt delivers empathy for women’s dignity when faced with a lack of modern conveniences. Red Rain is provocative with a title that pertains to more than the mysterious storm mentioned in the book.”
—Julia Brewer Daily, award-winning author of No Names to Be Given

Red Rain shows the indelible power one person can make in circumstances that seem insurmountable. Unbreakable human spirit for the win!”
—Susy Smith, author of Asylum

“A beautifully woven story of one woman’s journey through overcoming grief, and the redemptive value of friendship, love, and forgiving oneself.”
—C.H. Armstrong, author of The Edge of Nowhere

“Lara Bernhardt’s Red Rain is Eat, Pray, Love meets Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
—Adele Holmes, M.D., author of Winter’s Reckoning

“A tender and touching story of a young woman’s chance to rebuild her...


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Featured Reviews

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Wow - I’m speechless.

This is the most beautiful book I’ve read in years.

It’s a story of grief, friendship, forgiveness and love.

Lara Bernhardt’s writing was spectacular in painting a setting full life, colour and culture. Her characters were felt real - flawed, beautiful and warm.

Red Rain made me laugh and cry and I’m so thankful I’ve been able to read it. It has made me feel so thankful for my friendships and hopeful for the future.

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Red Rain is hands down the best general fiction book I've read this year!

The characters are warm, living, and breathing. You can tell the writing is good when fictional characters are aggravating! My only criticism is that some of the dialogue didn't flow well, but a majority of the writing was wonderful and well paced.

Red Rain spotlights issues which all too many women around the world struggle with:domestic abuse, access to feminine hygiene products, infant loss, inferiority to patriarchy. Even though it's a fictional account, it's full of many truths. I lost count of how many times i teared up while reading this book. Every woman should read it!

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