Monday, June 27, 2011

Forever After by Deborah Raney

I received this book from Glass Road Public Relations for no charge for my honest review of this book. I was not paid to give a good review.

Book Description

Jenna Morgan mourned the loss of her husband, Zach, in the fire that destroyed the Hanover Falls homeless shelter and claimed the lives of three other firefighters. A year later, her ability to keep up the charade of prosperity she and Zach lived is at an end. Even with financial help from Zach's parents, she can't make the mortgage and credit card payments. But Jenna Morgan refuses to go back to the trailer home life from which she escaped. She's come so far. She just can't go back to that.
Lucas Vermontez has endured physical therapy for a year, but the legs crushed while he fought the homeless shelter fire are nowhere near 100% yet. Will his dream of returning to the fire station ever become reality? And can he conquer these feelings he has for his best buddy's widow?

Forever After is the second book The Hanover Falls Novel series by Deborah Raney. The nice thing about how the books are written, if you have not read the first one there is enough details from book one to not feel lost. I am glad I read the first one since I like to read them in order. Forever After is centered around Jenna, whose husband, Zach, died in a fire of a homeless shelter and Lucas, Zach's partner, who lived but sustained injuries that changed his life. Lucas also was dealing with the death of his father in that fire also. Jenna is trying to make a life for herself and stand on her own two feet. Lucas is trying to get better and find a job that he loves like he did firefighting. Jenna and Lucas reconnect as friends but as they spend more time together Lucas has feelings for her but does not know what to do because he doesn't want to betray his friend. Jenna fights with doubts of God's love and faith, while Lucas has a strong faith in God. Jenna finds out she cannot do it herself without God's help and Lucas proves with God's love you can do anything.

Forever After is a wonderful book. Deborah Raney has put together a wonderful cast of characters that truly find their way into your heart. You feel their joys and heartaches. Much research had been done about fires, firefighters, Arson investigators, training for these jobs. Raney writes with such expertise on these things. It's a beautiful story of finding true love and believing with God, everything is possible. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction. I look forward to reading more novels by Deborah Raney.

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