Thursday, March 27, 2014
Book Review ~ After All by Deborah Raney
After All is the third and final installment in the series and picks up on the story of the Grove Street Shelter founder and director Susan Marlowe's life 18 months after the shelter fire. It is a story that deals with betrayal, forgiveness and hope of moving on. There is a bit of mystery woven into the story that really kept the pages turning for me. A bit of love triangle provides tension throughout and my heart went out to Susan's young adult son who was introduced in this book. At 22, he has moved back into Susan's home and is still struggling to come to terms with his father's death. A twist in the story surprised me in the end, which is something I like. Once again Deborah Raney has written a story that totally drew me in and made me care about the characters. Each book in this series stood strong on it's own. Sometimes I find, when there is a three book series the stories start to fizzle out but this series did not. It was a good story from beginning to end and the surprise twist wrapped the whole series up nicely.