Thursday, May 31, 2012

GlassRoad Blog Tour . . .after all {A Hanover Falls Novel} by Deborah Raney

Book Description:  Eighteen months after the tragic Grove Street Fire took the life of her husband, David, and four other heroic firefighters, Susan Marlowe thinks she’s finally beginning to heal.
But then she discovers that David carried a secret to his grave.
A secret that changes everything she thought their marriage had been.
For the sake of their sons, can Susan forgive the unforgivable?
Andrea Morley lost her closest friend in the fire. But she has no right to mourn him. Instead, she must forever grieve in silence—because her dearest friend was someone else’s husband. Peter Brennan carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. As Hanover Falls’ fire chief, he was responsible for the brave firefighters
Who lost their lives that awful November night.
Can he ever shake the feeling that he should have somehow prevented the tragedy?
As he tries to rebuild the team at Clemens County’s Station 2, it seems he might find comfort in the arms of the woman he least expected.
My Review: After reading Forever and Forever After the first two books in the Hanover Falls collection I was ready to find out what was in store for Susan in after all.  Even though this is a "series" each read is a book stand alone about individual  women with firefighting/rescue husbands.  Through the trials they "share" and how God helps them to overcome in their deepest time of sorrow and grief.
Now in after all Susan's husband, David, has died in the line of duty  along with four of his co-workers.  
Interestingly enough, David had a woman as his best friend and a secret. But as life goes secrets have a way of staying with the mortal and not dying.  Susan wants, no needs, to resume her "normal" life.  Her sons need a living parent.
When a tragedy happens and one mate is left behind while the other goes onto their heavenly reward how does the living mate go and and forgive the one they loved?  Susan may be living but did she really lose her life, too?
The mystery of the fire that caused the demise of David and his fellow fighters is moving.  
There's more than just firefighters at work this read has fireworks, too!  Romance at its best!
A great summer read with mystery, romance and faith!
*This book was provided for review by GlassRoad PR*
Meet the Author:
I went from full-time stay-at-home mom for 20 years to pretty much full-time author. My passion is my family-my husband and I have been married for 37 years and have four kids, and four darling grandkids! But since, if a mom does her job right, she eventually puts herself OUT of a job, I'm delighted to have the privilege of working as a novelist. I absolutely love the writing life.
Probably the most exciting event in my writing life so far was when my first novel was made into a film by World Wide Pictures. Certainly a dream come true! I believe writing is a calling from God on my life-one I've felt since I was a twelve-year-old girl-and I feel blessed beyond words to have answered that call.Believe it or not, my first choice of activities for the evening is READING-a great novel, of course! As much as I enjoy the actual process of writing, I am an extrovert by nature, and doubt I'd last long in this business were it not for the company of several wonderful online writers' groups, the joy of connecting with other authors at retreats and conventions, and meeting aspiring writers when I teach at conferences around the country.Paperback: 368 pagesPublisher: Howard Books; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
I've had a couple of non-fiction books published and contributed to some anthologies, as well as writing magazine articles. But my first love is fiction. I have written more than 25 novels and am now working on a new book for Howard/Simon & Schuster. A typical writing day begins early-often before 6 a.m.-with the business side of things: answering e-mail and reader mail, updating my Web site, reading for research. We're new empty-nesters so our routine is much quieter than it was when we had four kids at home. When my writing time begins, I have a routine that sets the stage, starting with lighting scented candles, choosing mood music on Pandora, and brewing a pot of coffee. Lately I've been enjoying coffee our son sent me from Germany. I have a cozy office that looks out over our front yard where I can watch for the UPS man and the mailman. But since I write on a laptop, I often take my computer to the kitchen counter or a chair by the fireplace, or, if the weather is nice, out on the deck where my feline friend keeps me company. I try to wrap up the day's words (usually 1000-1500 a day) by dinnertime.

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416599959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416599951

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