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Step into the captivating world of "The Rainwater Secret," a poignant historical fiction novel that will sweep you off your feet and transport you to the heart of Africa. Join Anna, a courageous woman who, amidst personal loss and a sense of aimlessness, finds her calling in the most unexpected place.

Set against the backdrop of small-town England and the vast landscapes of Africa, this gripping tale follows Anna as she embarks on a life-changing journey as a missionary with the Medical Missionaries of Mary. As she ventures into the depths of Africa to teach and care for leper children, Anna encounters a world filled with unimaginable challenges and heart-wrenching realities.

From the desperation of abandoned babies to the resilience of children forced to fend for themselves, Anna witnesses the harsh truths of a society that shuns the sick and the marginalized. Yet, amidst the adversity, she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the most unlikely of places.

Experience Anna's daily trials and triumphs as she navigates treacherous terrain, battles unforgiving weather, and confronts the harsh realities of disease and death. But through it all, her unwavering determination shines bright as she strives to create a sanctuary of hope and compassion for the outcast lepers of Nigeria.

"The Rainwater Secret" is more than just a story; it's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love to overcome even the greatest of obstacles. Join Anna on her extraordinary journey and be swept away by a tale of courage, compassion, and the enduring strength of the human heart.

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About the Author

Monica Shaw is a native of Texas where she has been a successful entrepreneur.  Her debut novel, The Rainwater Secret, started off as a personal research project looking into the life of her great aunt who became a missionary later in life.  Shaw is married with 3 children and resides in Dallas, Texas.



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