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.
This is the first book by Rita Gerlach that I have had read. If you love historical fiction then you will love this book. Rita definitely researched the Edwardian Age in preparation for writing this novel. Set in 1908 Washington, DC, you can’t help but picture the scenery and wish you were there. After the Rain is a story of Louisa Borden who is searching for her calling in life. Louisa meets Jackson O’Neil when her horse is spooked and she falls off. The story is wonderful, I fell in love with the characters, the time period and Rita’s writing. I definitely recommend this book to all. I will be adding more of Rita’s books to my To Be Read list.
Thank you to the publisher and Celebrate Lit for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review.
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