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A Walk in the Rain by [Barnard, Alison]
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Length: 216 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Alison Barnard’s A Walk in the Rain is the story of two women who meet when each is on the brink of world-wide fame and trying not to face her dissatisfaction with the life she has made for herself. It is a love story, but it is also about a journey to self-acceptance. By the end of it, both major characters have to challenge assumptions and prejudices in society and in themselves.
Actress Shara travels and lives with Jessa while researching her new role – that of Jessa Hanson – in the film about the conductor’s life, and they fall in love. Shara’s boyfriend Derek intervenes, helped by Shara’s belief that she has caught Jessa in a compromising position with a former lover. They separate.
“Maestra” is filmed and Jessa records a musical poem that is a tribute to the love she has lost. When Shara hears that musical piece, goes to see her. They consummate their relationship, but is Shara ready for the kind of publicity a lesbian relationship will attract?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 475 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: édition el!es (10 January 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WDK29S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #399,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I'm Hooked on Chopin 23 April 2012
By Mary Balacuit - Published on
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WOW. Just. Wow. This is one of the books that makes me feel stripped to my core and all that's left is a bundle of feelings too raw even for the slightest whisper of wind. I felt so raw after reading this book. So, yeah, WOW.

I sooo love the quotes from Neruda. Oh my God, reading it in context with the scenes left me like a pile of mush. I wanted to cry to laugh, all the same time. And the songs referenced in the books were very appropriate. I even wanted Walking in the Rain to be real. How Alison Barnard EXPLAINED the composition for Shara was like leading a blind person forward by describing the surroundings. Describing sound/music is not easy, but she related it sooo easily, I felt like I was listening to it while reading. Damn she's good. And the speech during the awards night. It was too simple that it shocked me how perfect and moving those few words were. FROM THE ROOFTOPS!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Please 13 November 2014
By Cheri - Published on
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I fell in love with this story when it was an unpublished fan fic story and it's still one of my favorite comfort reads. I'm sure there are problems in the book but I've got a sentimental attachment to it so others may rate it a little lower than I do. But it's a solid traditional romance with characters that feel genuine.

I wish she published more. She's my favorite author in this particular fandom and hers are some of my standard go-to, angst filled stories.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Consummate Story Teller! 21 July 2012
By closetohome - Published on
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I would like to know more about the author, Alison Barnard, as the background of this book is the world of classical music. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about this genre but writes convincingly, beautifully and shows a deep understanding of music and the people who make it.
Ms Barnards' writing is accomplished and her characterisation authentic. She introduces us to Jessa and Shara who together and apart have to embark on the process of self knowledge and acceptance. They are finely drawn characters who elicit sympathy and empathy in the reader.
I hope that we will soon see a second book from the pen of Alison Barnard. Don't hesitate to order A Walk in the Rain as I guarantee that you won't be disappointed! It is a fine story.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done Romance 12 March 2012
By RosesAreRed - Published on
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I devoured this book in one day. I could not put it down. The story was very well told and developed. The two characters were both fleshed out as the story went on and their connection was palpable and very believable.The book is in some ways a typical one for the genre of lesbian romance but don't let that stop you. It is very well done. I did not want it to end, it perhaps it should not have ended so abruptly. I felt the author might have spent a few more pages, at least, taking the reader a little bit further into the future of the pair. I have really loved when romance novels do that. It leaves you with a more satisfying feeling. This was a terrific book in every other respect.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Walk in the Rain 16 April 2012
By Toneezsis - Published on
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A Walk in the Rain As an avid reader of romance and lesbian romance, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It combined a good love story, strongly defined characters and plenty of behind-the-scenes action from the womens' careers. The movie actress and the woman composer/conductor struggle to carve out a new and private relationship while achieving success in their very public careers. Couldn't put it down.