About the Book
He becomes the love of her life. She becomes his biggest challenge.
It's 1908, a year in the Edwardian Age, the year J.M. Barrie’s play What Every Woman Knows, premiered in Atlantic City and the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in Detroit. It is a year when the world faced one of its worst disasters in history, when the New Year would heal the wounds of loss. Louisa Borden lives a privileged life in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a new and thriving community on the outskirts of Washington, DC for the well-to-do. Against the wishes of her domineering grandmother, she retreats from the prospects of a loveless marriage and instead searches for what she hopes is her calling in life.
When her horse is spooked along Rock Creek, she is thrown from the saddle—an embarrassing situation for any affluent young lady. Soaking wet, bruised and humiliated, she is carried up the muddy bank to safety by Jackson O’Neil, a stranger to the city, who changes the course of everything, including the lives of all those around her.
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About the Author
Rita Gerlach is a best-selling author of inspirational fiction with a romantic bent, including The Rebel’s Pledge, Thorns in Eden and The Everlasting Mountains, Surrender the Wind, and The Daughters of the Potomac Series. She lives in Maryland near the Catoctin Mountains with her husband Paul.
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Join Celebrate Lit and Rita Gerlach for our book club meeting on January 28 and February 7. This will be like a traditional book club but online. We will fellowship, discuss After the Rain, grow closer to the Lord and have fun together! The Fun starts at 4 pm PST/ 5pm MST/ 6 pm CST/ 7 pm EST at https://www.facebook.com/events/1687681504803294/.
Author Rita Gerlach has written a breathtakingly wonderful historical fiction novel that readers will absolutely love! With many enjoyable characters and a rich storyline, readers will love this story from page one. This story not only has a focus on family, but is also filled with romance and adventure. Although a little long, After the Rain has several twists and turns to the story that readers will never guess are coming. I recommend this story to readers that enjoy historical romance stories with a bit of adventure.
Genre: historical fiction, romance, adventure, Christian
Publisher: Rita Gerlach
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Number of pages: 481
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by CelebrateLit.
This giveaway begins January 10 at ends February 8 at 12:00 am PST.
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