After a tragic fire at her homeless shelter in Hanover Falls claimed the life of her husband, David, and four firefighters, Susan Marlowe was left with no choice but to start all over again. Undeterred by the grim reality of the situation, she slowly started rebuilding. Eighteen painstaking months later, the new shelter is ready and Susan thinks the worst is over.
She couldn't have been more wrong...
A dark secret that David carried to the grave tumbled out of the closet, a secret that devastated her even more than his death. And for the sake of Davy and Danny, her two sons, she knew it must be dealt with sagaciously. But how will she deal with it?
Three months after the blaze, Bryn Hennesey Edmonds, the widow of one of the fallen firefighters, took responsibility admitting that she left a candle burning in the shelter's second-floor office. But is she really responsible for the fire that claimed five lives?
Things start going from bad to worse when her son Davy not only drops out of college but also starts coming home drunk. She realizes he is carrying a painful secret too, that he knew about his father.
Andrea Morley is a very complicated character. Sometimes she wants to convince herself that deceit is truth. And she too lost her closest friend in the fire. But she cannot mourn for him as he was someone else's husband. Fire chief Peter Brennan resents it when Susan calls for help. He blames the homeless shelter for the death of his crew. But he and Susan grow closer as friends...
A rural property owned by Susan Marlowe is again set on fire leaving many unanswered questions. Is someone bent on destroying her life? To add to the mystery, a past resident of the shelter starts looking for Susan. Fire chief Peter Brennan resents it when Susan calls for help. He blames the homeless shelter for the death of his crew. But he and Susan grow closer as friends...
After All provides ample dose of suspense and intriguing romance interspersed with its secret twists and turns that will keep a reader going to the end. It is a well thought-out story-line that will hook many readers.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Deborah Raney is bestselling novelist whose books have garnered multiple industry awards including the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Carol Award, Silver Angel from Excellence in Media, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, shed light on the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. The novel inspired the highly acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title and continues to be a tool for Alzheimer's families and caregivers. Deborah is on faculty for several national writers' conferences and serves on the advisory board of the 2500-member American Christian Fiction Writers organization. She has written more than 20 novels, and her recent Hanover Falls Novels series is published by Howard/Simon & Schuster. Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, enjoy small-town life in Kansas.
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