Publication Day : 30th March 2017
Page Count : 361 pages
“The Rainwater Secret” is a deeply moving, historical fiction novel about a woman who becomes a missionary in Africa after the death of her mother.
Single and feeling there is nothing left for her in small-town England, Anna embarks on an adventure as a volunteer with the Medical Missionaries of Mary to teach the leper children in Africa.
Life as Anna has known it, is forever changed as she learns the culture that would banish its sick, disfigured, and crippled to the jungles. Babies are left to die on roadsides, children are chased away to live by whatever means they can find.
The aged are abandoned.
Anna’s daily life is an adventure as she travels from one village to another across a hostile land with few passable roads, rickety bridges threatening to fall apart and cast its occupants on the jagged rocks far below, and weather that turns a calm river into a roiling death trap.
In spite of the trials, Anna also manages to find love and family in this godforsaken land.
Follow this adventure through disease, weather, strife, death and determination to turn a few acres of land into a loving home for the outcast lepers of Nigeria
About Monica Shaw
Monica Shaw is a native of Dallas, Texas where she has been a successful entrepreneur. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson Highschool and got her Geology/Petroleum Engineering degree from UT Austin. 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 teacher. Monica is married with 3 children.
A portion of the proceeds from the book goes to The Medical Missionaries of Mary who are still doing great work all over the world. www.mmmworldwide.org