I was blessed with the change to review After the Rain recently. This is a historical drama that is packed with goodness. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip back in time with this book. At least it felt like I was on a trip back through time with the amazingly wonderful descriptive style Rita Gerlach has blessed us all with in this novel! This book features an overbearing and controlling grandmother who insists her granddaughter Lousia marry a rich man she doesn't love. Honestly, there were times I really wanted to have a few words with dear Beatrice, the grandmother! Thankfully, Louisa is a very strong young woman who knows her place in the world. She's modern by that day's standards for sure, and knows she does not want to marry the rich Rupert, no matter the fact he can provide well for her. A woman like Lousia can provide for herself, thank you very much! Oh sorry, I got a little carried away there haha! Anyway, one day a very muddy misfortune causes Louisa to meet the dashing Jackson and sparks fly, much to her grandmother's dismay. The remainder of the novel is full of love and heartache, forgiveness, mystery, and lies. Rupert wants Louisa's hand in marriage, and is completely willing to stoop low enough to spread lies and plant seeds of doubt in her mind. I've not even gotten to her aunts, or Louisa's longing to help the children! You will just have to read about all of that, and her dad, on your own! This is a great novel, a bit long, but worth it!

After the Rain is a 570 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre and was released on September 29, 2015. Click here to purchase your copy.

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.

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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