"After All" by Deborah Raney
How in the world did I miss this author??
She's really good. I love her character development. This was a book that I couldn't put down and stayed up way too late reading until I finished- and I'll have to admit partly maybe because it had some themes I'm familiar with. I'm a firefighter's wife and the main character was too. She is a director of a homeless shelter, and while I'm not, I have been interested in a number of years in the local shelters and have taken tours of two of them. If I had the time...well, we all know what else I'd be doing.
The book "After All' had suspense, betrayal, romance, forgiveness, and all the goodies for a good summer read. It had some heartbreak, hope, and overall, I just had a nice secape while reading it. It pulled me into the world the author had created and to me, that's the mark of a well-written book.
I was given a free copy of this book from Glass Road Public Relations in order to review it.
Deborah Raney is the award- winning author of numerous novels, including A Nest of Sparrows and the RITA award-winning Beneath a Southern Sky and its sequel, After the Rains. Deborah's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was the inspiration for World Wide Picture's highly acclaimed film of the same title, which in December 2004 aired on prime time network TV for the second time. Deb's novella, Playing by Heart, was a National Readers Choice Award winner and a 2004 Christy Award finalist. Her novel with Howard/Simon & Schuster, Yesterday's Embers, appeared on the ECPA Christian fiction bestseller list. Known for her sensitive portrayal of family struggles and relationships, Deb has also written nonfiction books and articles and often speaks at women's retreats and writers' conferences around the country. She and her husband, illustrator/author Ken Raney, have four children and make their home in Kansas. Learn more at www.deborahraney.com.