{KINDLE} ⚽ After the Rain ⛄ eBook or E-pub free

Such An Alluring Fragrance Tis After The Rain In After the Rain, author Rita Gerlach pens an unforgettable Edwardian era novel that sweeps the reader from the opulent busyness of Chevy Chase, Maryland where past and future intertwine with the invention of motorcars and telephones to the vast, quiet beauty of the small hamlet of Chestnut Creek, Virginia, where one can hear the whispers of the winds through the pines and the water tumbling over the rocks in the creek Although Louisa Borden li Such An Alluring Fragrance Tis After The Rain In After the Rain, author Rita Gerlach pens an unforgettable Edwardian era novel that sweeps the reader from the opulent busyness of Chevy Chase, Maryland where past and future intertwine with the invention of motorcars and telephones to the vast, quiet beauty of the small hamlet of Chestnut Creek, Virginia, where one can hear the whispers of the winds through the pines and the water tumbling over the rocks in the creek Although Louisa Borden lives in a gorgeous mansion in Chevy Chase, she feels suffocated by her overbearing and ofttimes cruel grandmother, Beatrice, who insists upon her marrying Rupert Eastcott a wealthy man she doesn t love The stubborn Louisa definitely has no desire to marry the stuffy Rupert and live in a huge lonely mansion in England When she is thrown from the saddle by her high spirited horse above the creek, she is rescued by Jackson O Neil, a handsome stranger who carries her up the slippery bank muddy and totally humiliated Intrigued by this rugged country man, Louisa finds herself falling for him until Rupert reveals an unforgivable secret concerning the enigmatic Mr O Neil Love sick, crushed by another shocking revelation from Beatrice, and a terrible tragedy befalling her as well, Louisa pays a visit to her fun loving, widowed aunts in Chestnut Creek After the rain, will the sweet fragrance of new blossoms spring forth with healing for her broken heartand perhaps love One of the reigning queens of descriptive imagery and masterful storytelling, Rita Gerlach, has set the bar high with her newest release, After the Rain The sights, sounds, and scents of this wonderful book permeate the readers senses as this amazing tale of love and forgiveness unfolds I instantly fell in love with the strong, yet vulnerable, Louisa, and the charming, compassionate man of her dreams as well I cried along with them in their trials, and chuckled at her enthusiastic, wise aunts and their optimistic zest for life With three romances for the price of one, After the Rain is a memorable novel and one I highly recommend Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it Mark Twain MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOKLouisa Borden s grandmother, Beatrice has decided that her granddaughter will marry Rupert Eastcott a wealthy man that will sure provide for and take care of Louisa Miss Borden has a mind of her own, refusing her grandmother s matchmaking, while Beatrice is determined to marry her granddaughter off to this Mister Eascott Things change one day as Louisa was out riding and was thrown from her horse and stranger, Jackson O Neil comes along to help The two was attracted to MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOKLouisa Borden s grandmother, Beatrice has decided that her granddaughter will marry Rupert Eastcott a wealthy man that will sure provide for and take care of Louisa Miss Borden has a mind of her own, refusing her grandmother s matchmaking, while Beatrice is determined to marry her granddaughter off to this Mister Eascott Things change one day as Louisa was out riding and was thrown from her horse and stranger, Jackson O Neil comes along to help The two was attracted to each other, and the story begins I really enjoyed this story The characters were fun and enjoyable and I grew to love them as I read their story Clearly Ms Gerlach researched the book well before she wrote it, and it shows in the detailed scenes and the history surrounding each scene This book has lots of emotions, drama, twists and turns, humor and a sweet romance that will stay with you for a while I highly recommend this book for any0ne who enjoys historical Christian fiction, or if you have never read any of the great historical Christian fictions out there, this would be a great one to try I received this book from Celebration Lit to read and review 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 55 After the Rain is a clean Christian historical romance by Rita Gerlach I found myself enjoying all 500 pages We see the characters in the Washington D.C area in Chevy Chase, Maryland, as well as in the rural town of Chestnut Creek, Virginia Many historical events are included in this tale, and the author does a great job of weaving them in.Jackson O Neil has been holding the fort on the O Neil horse farm in Virginia while the rest of his family are in Washington D.C to seek a cure for his After the Rain is a clean Christian historical romance by Rita Gerlach I found myself enjoying all 500 pages We see the characters in the Washington D.C area in Chevy Chase, Maryland, as well as in the rural town of Chestnut Creek, Virginia Many historical events are included in this tale, and the author does a great job of weaving them in.Jackson O Neil has been holding the fort on the O Neil horse farm in Virginia while the rest of his family are in Washington D.C to seek a cure for his mother s illness When it s time for her to return home, Jackson goes to DC to help bring his family back to Virginia Louisa Borden s father is an architect, and needs to go to Italy for a project he s been commissioned to undertake He ll be gone for Christmas, and Louisa has never been without him at Christmas time To top it off, her forceful grandmother insists on some unwanted matchmaking for Louisa.What I liked I liked the hero and heroine, which is always most important to me in any romance Gerlach s characters feel authentic, including the secondary characters This felt like a Regency book in many ways though it s not set in England , but showed a shifting toward amodern era As another reviewer stated, it s obvious the author has done her research So I m assuming that the depiction of the times is accurate I didn t find anything that I thought didn t fit the period I saw several nods to Jane Austen, but this story is very definitely new and fresh What I disliked There were a lot of mistakes, most of which were selecting the wrong homophone Flower pedal is one of many I read the Kindle version of this book, and don t know whether the conversion to Kindle is to blame I loved the book, but can only give it four stars since I found the many errors to be distracting I d recommend this to fans of historical fiction romance and to fans of historical Christian or clean fiction romance I ve had Rita Gerlach on my list for a while now, and I m glad I tried one I m putting another on my to read list I am going to start this review with saying I have mixed feelings about this book I have found that people have either loved this book or just plain didn t like it but I am in the middle I neither loved nor hated it I loved the story line and the plot I think the story line was fantastic The characters were really developed and likable and I thought they were true to life Some of the characters, like Blossom in particular, made me want to jump in the pages and hug her and then Gamma I wa I am going to start this review with saying I have mixed feelings about this book I have found that people have either loved this book or just plain didn t like it but I am in the middle I neither loved nor hated it I loved the story line and the plot I think the story line was fantastic The characters were really developed and likable and I thought they were true to life Some of the characters, like Blossom in particular, made me want to jump in the pages and hug her and then Gamma I wanted to take her cane and hit her with it I kept hoping that Louisa and Jackson would have a happy ever after, at times it seemed they would and then it seemed they wouldn t and then it seemed like they would I wouldn t say any on that subject and let you read to find out how it all worked out or if it didn t After The Rain by Rita Gerlach is full of twists that made this book a really enjoyable read There are parts that made me cry along with Louisa and Amy There was also parts that made me laugh aloud I think it would have been great fun to see a mule pulling a car because the owner didn t want to buy gas for it.This novel was a lengthy 570 pages I have already stated that I liked the storyline and plot but it had a lot of slow parts and mistakes The mistakes are missing words and double words in sentences and a couple of times the wrong last names is used when the characters are responding to other characters In some of the conversations between the characters it was hard to tell who was saying what in the conversations I am giving the book 4 stars I would love to readabout these characters I have put Rita Gerlach s other books on my To Be Read list.I was given a copy by the publisher and Celebrate Lit for a honest review The opinions expressed are mine own I have been informed that the mistakes were corrected on Jan 28 2016 Tender compassionGetting to know Louisa and Jackson thro this story was so nice The author has an exquisite way of writing details that make you feel as if you are right there with the characters in Chevy Chase and at Chestnut Cottage Best of all was watching God s plan work its way out in the lives of each person. After the rain is a romance that starts of slow, builds quickly when Louisa and Jackson are together, then slows back down when they are apart It couples a love story and history to make the story believable fiction I enjoyed the historical detail and the attention that was taken to each bit, even down to listing some of the products woman of that era used.Louisa meets Jackson when she is in an embarrassing situation, it is a juxtaposition of how working class people and the wealthy class deal After the rain is a romance that starts of slow, builds quickly when Louisa and Jackson are together, then slows back down when they are apart It couples a love story and history to make the story believable fiction I enjoyed the historical detail and the attention that was taken to each bit, even down to listing some of the products woman of that era used.Louisa meets Jackson when she is in an embarrassing situation, it is a juxtaposition of how working class people and the wealthy class deal with a problem, and that thread weaves throughout the entire novel in various ways Each time Louisa or one of her friends is faced with something to overcome the author proposes how it might be resolved by each social class The love story was sweet though at points felt like a secondary plot I cared muchabout Louisa s development as a young woman of God than I truly cared about her ending up with Jackson I wanted it to happen, yes, but it wasimportant that she take the steps she needed to, to find her calling.I was given a free copy of this novel by the author through the Celebrate Lit blog team in exchange for an honest review, which I have given The gift of a free book in no way guarantees that it will be positive Great novel filled with mystery, compassion and love.Louisa Borden lives in the era where many new ideas and inventions are making her life unsettled Does she have to marry the man her grandmother chooses for her or can she marry Jackson O Neil who rescued her when her horse threw her in the mud Thinking her father was killed in an earthquake, she has many changes to face. The story itself wasn t bad but the lack of English skills and editing were ridiculous Add in some heavy handed religious crap which reach a fever pitch near the end and the prissines overwhelmed me. {KINDLE} æ After the Rain õ It s , a year in the Edwardian Age, the year JM 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 lossLouisa 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 lifeWhen 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 A novel about a young girl, her family, and her friendsthis is a story with love, mystery, heartbreak, and love of God There is no cursing or anything to keep it from being described as a clean read.