After the Rains by Deborah Raney
(Beneath a Southern Sky Series #2)

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Long ago, Natalie’s mother faced an agonizing choice between the two people she loved most, and the difficult resolution to her predicament affects Natalie throughout her young life–fueling a season of teenage rebellion that results in the death of her best friend.

As a young woman, Natalie attempts to put her troubles behind her, ultimately finding solace in the arms of a man with close ties to the tragedy. Yet neither time nor love can liberate her from the past. Determined to confront her terrible guilt, Natalie embarks on a journey that will take her thousands of miles from home and straight into the life and heart of a man unlike any she has ever known.

Confronted with a decision that echoes the one her mother faced so many years before, Natalie finds herself drawn to two men–each of whom holds a claim to her heart. But the sins of her past must be confronted, and an escape from her guilt found, before her heart will be free to find its home.

Showing that God can forgive the gravest of sins, After the Rains beautifully illustrates that his forgiveness comes purely through loving mercy and grace, not by our human efforts to earn it.


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About Deborah Raney

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Deborah Raney’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was awarded a Silver Angel from Excellence in Media and inspired the acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Since then her books have won the RITA Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the National Readers’ Choice Award. Raney was also a finalist for the Christy Award. She and her husband, artist Ken Raney, make their home in their native Kansas.
 
Published November 30, 2011 by WaterBrook Press. 352 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Picking up several years after the point at which her previous novel, Beneath a Southern Sky, left off, Raney again explores the long-term ramifications of carel

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In this last book of her Hanover Falls series, Raney (A Vow to Cherish) continues delving into the citizenry of the Missouri town shaken by a devastating fire.

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Picking up several years after the point at which her previous novel, Beneath a Southern Sky, left off, Raney again explores the long-term ramifications of careless choices, developing themes of God's forgiveness and grace along the way.

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