Book Review: “After The Rain” by Rita Gerlach

April 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Rita Gerlach in her new book, “After The Rain book coverAfter 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.

It’s 1908, a year in the Edwardian Age, the year J.M. Barrie’s 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 saddle—an embarrassing situation for any affluent young lady. Soaking wet, bruised and humiliated, she is carried up the muddy bank to safety by Jackson O’Neil, 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.

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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 Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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