After the Rain   -     By: Rita Gerlach
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CreateSpace Publishing / 2015 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 570
Vendor: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.16 (inches)
ISBN: 1517606888
ISBN-13: 9781517606886

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  1. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Edwardian Historical Romance
    April 19, 2016
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Rita Gerlach in her new book, After The Rain published by The Author takes us into the life of Louisa Borden.

    From the back cover: He becomes the love of her life. She becomes his biggest challenge.

    Its 1908, a year in the Edwardian Age, the year J.M. Barries 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 saddlean embarrassing situation for any affluent young lady. Soaking wet, bruised and humiliated, she is carried up the muddy bank to safety by Jackson ONeil, a stranger to the city, who changes the course of everything, including the lives of all those around her.

    Let me assure you that Rita Gerlach is an incredibly gifted author. She is able to transport you back in time and you actually feel as if you are there. When she is describing an event in history you feel as if you have learned about that event and not as if a teacher had given a lecture from the front of the class. She is able to describe these wonderful scenes where you feel as though you are there watching the event instead of reading about it. In After The Rain Ms. Gerlach takes us into the life of Louisa Borden who is faced with a loveless future yet continues to somehow survive and persevere. Ms. Gerlach makes you care not only for Louisa and her journey but for all the supporting characters as well. There is a lot going on in this story, lots of interesting people within its pages, and hope that somehow God is going to work everything out. I am so looking forward to the next story from the pen of Ms. Gerlach.

    If you missed the interview for Surrender The Wind, a different book from Rita Gerlach, and would like to listen to it and/or interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  2. OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Edwardian Historical Offers Endearing Read
    April 2, 2016
    MaryAnn
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    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In 1908, Louisa Borden of Chevy Chase, Maryland, leaves her wealthy home after being rejected by her grandmother. She doesn't want the suitor she's expected to marry so sets out to find her own way. She had met the rugged Jackson O'Neil, who rescued her when she fell from her horse, but the attraction they both feel could probably never work out. Louisa goes to visit her widowed aunts, not knowing their rural community will change her future. I enjoyed the peek into Edwardian society and life in that time period. The fetching story tugs readers along as they join Louisa in embracing life. I received this book as a gift from the author.
  3. Missouri
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Finding Your True Heart
    February 28, 2016
    Kathleen
    Missouri
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Saturday, February 27, 2016

    After the Rain by Rita Gerlach, 2015

    After the Rain is a sprawling 570 page Edwardian era novel set in the outskirts of Washington DC and a tight-knit village called Chestnut Creek in Virginia.

    I purchased this copy of After the Rain by Rita Gerlach and highly recommend this historical fiction.

    My review:

    I loved the flow of this story. Jackson O'Neil and Louisa Borden are separated from each other after they meet. I admire Louisa for continuing on nobly with her life when her interest lies with Jackson, along with an unknown future. Her widowed father travels for business and she is left at home with a cantankerous Gammi who has little use for Louisa. Louisa's best friend, Amy Lockhart, has been away from home for months. Instead of bemoaning her station in life, Louisa cares for others and their needs, and goes to serve a Thanksgiving meal at a mission with her dear, close maid, Millie.

    I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the characters in After the Rain. Even some I wouldn't have expected! Wait until you find out what a mule and a new Buick have to do with each other!

    Amy returns home and Dr. and Mrs. Lockhart invite Louisa to join them during Christmastime while her father is abroad and Gammi has gone back to England with distant relatives. She had been certain a visiting childhood friend of Louisa would be just the right match. Louisa decides not, and desires to marry for love and not money. Mrs. Lockhart, Amy, Louisa and Millie, go to visit Amy's Aunt Annabelle Fairchild in Long Island in mid-winter.

    Receiving troubling news and not hearing from her father, Louisa travels to stay with her elderly great aunts, Mildred and Maude, in a small country town in Virginia. Her life takes a different turn as she oversees a children's home, continuing from an endowment funding patronage begun by her mother years before.

    This story is so thorough and you come to care for secondary characters who enliven and nourish so richly.

    The scar may remain, but with forgiveness it will not fester.

    Louisa ~ After the Rain, 293

    Love this quote. A story well worth reading!! Built very well and you come to know the characters in a genuine way.
  4. Russell, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Great Novel by Rita Gerlach
    November 16, 2015
    Jean
    Russell, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I waited a long time for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait. This novel is fantastic and it met my expectations. This lady writes the greatest stories. I could not put the book down once I started reading it. I love happy endings.
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