After the Rain, by Rita Gerlach, is a Christian Historical Fiction.  It was released on November 17, 2015.

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Overview:  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.

My Ideation: Louisa is a sweet, caring character who is placed through some very trying situations.  Throughout the entire story, she perseveres and finds true love.  Although I really enjoyed the characters and the story, there were just so many grammatical errors.  There was also a snippet right before the end of the story that I felt was unnecessary.  It touched upon God, but should have had more relation to Him.  Without that relation, it made no sense.

I was not compensated for this review.  I received a free copy of the book for my honest opinion.

About the Author:  Rita Gerlach is a best-selling author of inspirational fiction with a romantic bend, 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.

Summation: 3.5/5


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