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Deborah Raney Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (May 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1416599959
months after the tragic Grove Street Fire took the life of her husband
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 about their
marriage. For the sake of their sons, can Susan forgive the
Morley lost her closest friend in the fire. But she has no right to
mourn him. Instead, she must forever grieve in silence-for 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 could have somehow prevented the tragedy?
And now it seems he might find comfort in the arms of the woman he
Accomplished writer Deborah Raney concludes her Hanover Falls trilogy with After All,
an engaging and moving love story between two forty somethings,
dealing with tragedy and loss and the fragile hope of a new
relationship. Deborah’s experience and skill is revealed in the
authenticity of her characters, heartfelt prose and sensitively entwined
spiritual truths. Susan and Peter are very appealing as much for their
strengths as their weaknesses, as they navigate single hood and then new
attraction. There were times that I wanted to smack Peter for some
thoughtless behaviour, yet that only underlined the realism with which
Deborah writes. The underlying mystery is not intense but adds to the
depth of the story and reveals an interesting twist at the end that I’m
still in two minds about! Deborah’s stories never disappoint and I
highly recommend After All and the entire Hanover Falls series.