Sunday, June 03, 2012

AFTER ALL One you don't want to miss

Once again Deb Raney takes us to Hanover Falls, the scene of a tragic fire that took the lives of five heroic firefighters. Susan Marlowe mourns the death of her husband, Pete Brennan carries the weight of the death of four of his men and one woman in the fire, and Andrea Morley must mourn the loss of her closest friend in the fire without the right to mourn him.

Raney weaves a story that reveals secrets which affect the lives of all concerned. She gives us characters who tug at our heart, make us angry, and give us hope. The twists and turns of events will keep you turning the pages to see where the next turn takes you. The last in the Hanover Falls series, Deb Raney wraps up the stories of the firefighters and their loved ones who have overcome loss to regain hope and forge a future that draws them closer to God and brings them great joy.

After All begins eighteen months after the tragic fire. Susan Marlowe mourns her husband, but is finally beginning to heal until she discovers a secret her husband carried to his grave. Pete Brennan is the fire chief who continues to believe that somehow he could have prevented the tragedy. Andrea Morley mourns David Marlowe, but does so in silence because he was someone else’s husband.

As Susan contends with the knowledge of David’s relationship with Andrea and the behavior and attitudes of her sons following the death of their father, she finds support in Pete who is rebuilding the team at Station 2. As these two grow closer, they learn lessons in love and forgiveness that only God could teach.

Although this is a stand alone, you will most definitely want to read the other two books in the series after you read this one.

Answer the following question and enter your name into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble giftcard so that you may purchase your own copy of Deb's book or any one of her others.

If you have read other books by Deb, which one touched your heart the most and why?

If you haven't read any of her books, tell us about a book that did touch your heart and why. 

The drawing will be on Friday, June 8.


Carolyn Boyles said...

I have not had the opportunity to read her books, but would like to.

My all-time favorite book is "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. It really reaches into my soul.

authorboyles at

Deborah Raney said...

Carolyn, To Kill a Mockingbird is in my top 5 all-time favorite books. (#1 is Cold Sassy Tree).

Thanks for your comment. So far, I'd say your odds of winning are good! ; )

MaryAnn said...

I have read all three of her Hannover Falls books, and actually do recommend reading them in order, there are a couple things in After All that are more understandable if you have. I just finished After All on Saturday, really liked it, as I have all of the books.

Vera Godley said...

I have not read Deborah's books and they sound very interesting. I don't have an all-time favorite. I enjoy a good mix of historical, romance, contemporary, suspense, mystery, legal stories. As along as the author takes me along on a good read that both relaxes and satisfies my need for a good tale-to-be-told, then at the moment, it is my "most favorite."

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Sharon said...

I loved "Remember to Forget". Almost didn't read it because of the blurb on the back about abuse and car-jacking. So glad I took a chance. What a great book about forgiving yourself.
smoore at tcq dot net

Judy said...

I haven't read any of Deborah's books yet but they are on my list of books to buy.

I really enjoyed "Second Time Around" by JoAnn Durgin. This book sends a strong message about forgiving what has happened in the past, trusting God and your spouse and moving on. Living the life God intended you to live. It changed my life!


Pam K. said...

I really enjoyed Deb's Clayburn, KS series. Perhaps the book that touched my heart the most, though, was her book, A Nest of Sparrows. It's been awhile since I read it,so it's hard to exactly remember what touched my heart about it, but I think it was because it was kind of sweet, but kind of sad, and was a story about some kids. I have the first book in the Hanover Falls series (Almost Forever) and liked it, so it would be fun to win a copy of After All. Thanks!


Michael Ehret said...

My favorite remains A Vow To Cherish for personal reasons, but I can say I've never read one I didn't like. A Nest of Sparrows was great because of the male protag. Beneath A Southern Sky, the Clayburn books, all are fine reads.

Martha W. Rogers said...

I most certainly agree with you, Mike. A Vow to Cherish touched me in a way no other novel has, and a Nest of Sparrows delighted my heart and soul. Deb certainly has a way with words that get deep inside you and stay.

Ada Brownell said...

This Present Darkness had a message about prayer holding back the forces of evil I couldn't forget. Another Frank Peretti novel was marvelous, although it's a teen novel and speculative with wild things going on. Yet, he weaves a story where the message grabs you at the end: You have to believe in truth and absolutes.

Barbara Anne Waite said...

I want to read A Vow to Cherish, it sounds wonderful. I recently read Jessica McCann's "All Differnt Kinds of Free" and the story touched my heart about people who are suffering that need someone to care. It was a book that has stayed in my mind and made me think about our history and the suffering we have allowed for those less privledged.

Barbara Anne Waite said...

I am very interested in "A Vow to Cherish." It is going on my TBR list on Goodreads. A recent favorite was " All Differnt Kinds of Free" by Jessica McCann. It challenged me to help those wronged by courts and our attitudes.

Jillian Kent said...

I would have to agree with, Michael, a Vow to Cherish. I have a close relative suffering with Alzheimer's and it's so heart wrenching. Deb, I need more time to read your novels. This writing gig sometimes changes my reading plans, but I wouldn't trade it. :)

JR said...

I have not read her books but thanks for the new author tip!
A book that touches my heart every time is "A Little Princess" because it is a great father daughter story.

Deborah Raney said...

Martha, thanks again for having me on your blog. And thanks to everyone for the encouraging words about my books. And for giving me some new titles to put on my TBR list!

Have a wonderful weekend!