Title: Almost Forever (A Hanover Falls Novel #1)
Author: Deborah Raney
Story Length: 326
Publisher: Howard Books
Garrett Edmonds is a fifth grade teacher and his wife, Molly, is a firefighter. He loves his wife and his life as it is. They have been married a little over a year and have begun attending church when possible. Bryn Hennesey works part-time at the local library and a homeless shelter while her husband, Adam, is a firefighter. He and Molly work at the same fire station. Bryn has been working at the shelter against her husband’s wishes as it isn’t in the safest area and some of the men who stay at the shelter are dangerous. She has been sneaking behind his back to work at the shelter when he has a night shift at the fire house. One night something happens that will change all four peoples’ lives forever.
After this event, the media hoopla and paparazzi hounding begins. Two people are faced with a mountain of numbing grief and the sense of “What am I going to do now?” As time goes on, they find solace in their tenuous friendship. They begin to spend more time together at ease in each other’s presence as they don’t have to pretend they’re doing “fine”; they can be real with one another. Then, a forgotten memory returns and once again, lives are turned upside down. Both individuals learn how much they need God in their lives to see them through each moment of every day and how important it is to forgive for the one seeking forgiveness and the one giving it.
This is the first book by this author for me to read and it won’t be the last! She has written an emotional, thought-provoking, warm-hearted story that will leave readers wanting more. It’s a good thing there are two more books in the series! Book two is titled, Forever After and I am excited to read it soon and review it here. I just fell in love with Garrett and Bryn. I have not experienced the tragedy that they experienced, but the writing was so good I could put myself in their place, feeling their emotions. What a touching story! Don’t miss this one!
My rating is 5 stars.