Monday, June 27, 2011

Forever After by Deb Raney Blog Tour


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?

Deborah Raney is the award-winning author of several novels, including A Nest of Sparrows and the RITA award winning Beneath a Southern Sky and its sequel, After the Rains. Deborah's first novel,

A Vow to Cherish, was the inspiration for World Wide Pictures' highly acclaimed film of the same title, which in December 2004 aired on prime time network TV for the second time.

Deb's novella, Playing by Heart, was a National Readers Choice Award winner and a 2004 Christy Award finalist. Her most recent novel for Howard/Simon & Schuster, Yesterday's Embers, appeared on the ECPA Christian fiction bestseller list.

Deb has also written nonfiction books and articles and often speaks at women's retreats and writers' conferences around the country. She and her husband, illustrator/ author Ken Raney, have four children and make their home in Kansas.

MY REVIEW-This was quite a heart-breaking story. Yet peace and joy are still mingled throughout this novel. Deb Raney does an excellent job as always at writing a beautiful yet thought provoking story. I had the privilege of reading the book before this one and you see what a writer Deb is!

I have always loved stories about our heroes and Lucas is just such an one. Firefighters face daily battles and even in his despair, it still comes through. He has to fight to deal with his guilt and I especially found this interesting. He knows it is not his fault that it happened and yet he still feels guilty. How often this happens in real life.

Overall this is a book I would recommend to anyone. Even guys:) I think they will enjoy the story setting and Lucas is a mans man.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

1 comment:

mamabunny13 said...

Firefighters truly are heros!

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