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After The Rain [Download] ➺ After The Rain By Karen White – From “one of the best new writers on the scene today” The Huffington Post comes the seuel to Falling Home a novel set in the picaresue town of Walton Georgia where one woman is about to discover From “one of the best new writers on the scene today” The Huffington Post comes the seuel to Falling Home a novel set in the picaresue town of Walton Georgia where one woman is about to discover that the best journey is the one that brings you home After The Kindle - Freelance photographer Suzanne Paris has been on her own since she was fourteen—and she has no intention of settling down especially not in a tiny town like Walton Georgia She’s here to hide out for a little while not to form connections Her survival depends on her ability to slip in and out of people’s lives on never staying in one place for too long But no one in Walton plans on making things easy for Suzanne For one thing it’s a town where everyone knows everyone else—and they all seem intent on making Suzanne feel right at home For another Suzanne can’t help but feel drawn to this tight knit community—or to the town’s mayor Joe Warner and his six kids But Suzanne can’t afford to stick around even if she’s finally found a place where she belongs Because someone is looking for her—someone who won’t stop until her life is destroyed  CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED.

10 thoughts on “After The Rain

  1. Carol Carol says:

    The Hook After The Rain by Karen White is not my usual fare but there it was one day sitting on the library shelf the cover teasing me to pick it up Happenstance Fate I’m not certain but it was the right book at the right time The Lines “How wonderful To know your place in the world before you’re even born”The Sinker After The Rain is a story of the ache of not fitting in the urge to belong and ultimately one of finding home It is a love story at heart; a book that will make you wistful smile laugh out loud at times and shed a few tears at its sense of longing After The Rain is a Southern helping of sweet tea; a sweet story in the end undeniably Note I did not realize After The Rain was a seuel to Karen White’s Falling Home I haven’t decided if I’ll be reading this one yet

  2. Staci Staci says:

    I know it sounds a bit cliche' but I was hooked by page 2 of this story and basically read until I finished the book I loved this seuel and thought White did a fabulous job of putting the reader right back in lives of the characters from Falling Home Oh my did I fall in love with the southern town of Walton Georgia and yes I fell in love with many of the people who walked those uaint streets White has a way with creating a story line that doesn't seem far fetched My heart broke a few times as Joe learned how to be a parent without his beloved wife how to trust another person with his children and to allow himself the freedom to love again Each character added something to this story and left an impression on my heartRecommend Oh my yes But please read Falling Home first It adds extra depth to this story and the characters might not really get to you without doing soSource Karen White and Fiona Brown Penguin GroupDisclaimer Thank you to Penguin Group and Karen White for sending me a review copy I was not compensated for my review My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicistThey are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novelBookish Thoughts #72© 2013 Staci of Life in the Thumb All Rights Reserved If you reading this on a site other than Life in the Thumb or Staci's feed be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission

  3. Katie Katie says:

    I have read all of Karen White's books and this one like the others only took me a few hours to read I was hooked from the first page Suzanne Paris moves to a small town in Georgia in hopes of running away from her past but realizes that the past isn't always that far behind her During this book I realized that it's almost a seuel some of the characters Sam and Cassie Parker Joe Warner Ed Ferrell and Lena Larson are from a previous book of White's Falling Home Although reading that first isn't necessary to understand this story Suzanne is a new character and her story as well as the other character's are explained pretty thoroughly it would make a lot of sense to read it first Also I'm a shameless fan of White's so I won't pass up and opportunity to recommend another one of her novelsOverall this book was charming and full of mystery and romance plus a dash of comedy and family themes that pull the novel together nicely I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who has a few hours to kill; I found it hard to put it down once I started

  4. Pratikhya Pratikhya says:

    It was my first Karen White The storysetting and characters are impressive Though I din't like the explanation she gives for Suzanne Paris's constant running I think Anthony withdrew too easily and early which makes him less impressive as evil entity Except this the town of Walton and its residents makes for the dream town Pairing of Joe Warner and Suzanne Paris is also good Loved the saying A life without rain is like the sun without shadeso I made this

  5. Stacy - The Novel Life Stacy - The Novel Life says:

    I am such a huge fan of Karen White Whenever I pick up a Karen White novel I know I am in for a great few hours of reading living vicariously through vividly drawn characters and their crazy Southern fried lives After the Rain takes us back to the small town from Falling Home little Walton Georgia Not only do we return to Walton but we are smack dab in the middle of the lives we left in Falling Home I still remember the moment I finished Falling Home and how I was laughing and crying at the same time Such a fabulous book Here's a guest post from the author regarding the Southern Perspective and Falling HomeAfter the Rain begins with Suzanne Paris stepping off the Atlanta Greyhound Bus in Walton Georgia Almost immediately Suzanne offends the Mayor when confronted with his six children in various half dressed states running around the small town store and she states Don't they have leash laws in this stateUpon discovering that Suzanne has no place to stay is not visiting her people and as a matter of fact doesn't know any people in Walton the widowed Mayor finds a place for Suzanne to stay although there is not a motel anywhere near Walton Soon Aunt Lucinda sister and caretaker to the Mayor's six children has Suzanne working for her in her lingerie shop and the oldest of the Mayor's six children has Suzanne teaching her the finer points to photography upon discovering Suzanne is a gifted freelance photographerWhat no one knows in this small town is that Suzanne is on the run from her abusive ex fiance And she has never been in a small town community where everyone knows everyone and people care about you Suzanne comes from a life of moving in and out of foster homes and from a mother who chose the bottle rather than her daughter To be welcomed in Walton to make friends and discover a life she didn't even know she craved Suzanne lays down her armor and allows her heart to be melted But there's still one person out there intent on destroying Suzanne's lifeKaren White has a way of pulling the reader into the story and can have you laughing one sentence and in tears the next It was so nice to re visit several of the characters from Falling Home one of my all time favorite Karen White novels Although in After the Rain I was put off by both Suzanne and the Mayor's characters; I came to love the growth and development each went through in the novel Suzanne learns to trust and heal while the Mayor and his brood of children learn to love and heal Karen White is also uite adept at pulling a community into the novel to where it is almost a character of itself Walton Georgia becomes a prime example And although After the Rain is a follow up novel to Falling Home it is not necessary to first read Falling Home but I would recommend you read Falling Home simply because it's one of White's most entertaining

  6. Malorie Gresham Malorie Gresham says:

    I can not get enough of Karen White's novels and this one did not let me down Her stories and characters draw me in and I can not put them down till they are over My only complaint is that I know am forced to wait for her next novel

  7. Viviane Crystal Viviane Crystal says:

    Suzanne Paris as she is now calling herself is a freelance photographer who is running away We don’t know for a long time where she’s from but we do know that she is a woman who for years has had no “hometown” and immediately goes on the run whenever anyone tries to get too close or begins to start connecting dots to the mystery of her past It’s a lonely life; and despite Suzanne’s tough exterior appearance underneath she’s like a tightly wired machine that is super exhausted underneath Suzanne’s luck is holding so far when she decides to get off a cross country bus in Walton Georgia a typical Southern town with extraordinary hospitality and just as extraordinary nosiness Everyone knows everyone and makes sure everyone else knows the whole story about each resident guest and visitor One has to laugh if it didn’t freak out Suzanne yet one does as the caring nature of these “strangers” is warming to the heart a counter to the irritating ualities of town busybodiesThe first person Suzanne meets is the town mayor Joe Warner a man totally blasted from taking care of his six kids and grieving today for his wife who died years ago In fact he grieves as intensely as he did the day she died He seems to always be showing up in situations where Suzanne is desperate for help and at first her irritation at his uestioning is downright annoying That takes uite a while to overcome and their relationship begins to improve when Suzanne shares her gift for photography with Joe’s daughter Maddie and gradually becomes a major influence in her life So the story goes on and on and onAll the characters have something to learn about their strengths and weaknesses Suzanne may look “tough as nails” but has a heart of gold and is a very very talented skilled sensitive photographer Slowly but surely the picture gets better and better until the past returns with a vengeance and seems to make everything go wrong Will it all be sorted and resolved – no spoilers here LOLAfter the Rain is another hit novel for Karen White who knows how to balance the ups and downs of emotional women and crisis situations with just the right amount of revelation to make each scene than credible She is one very knowledgeable and talented writer proven again in this wonderful work of romance andor contemporary fiction

  8. Serena Serena says:

    After the Rain by Karen White is a republished and remastered novel that is full of twists and turns touches lightly on the desolation of a broken family life and the darkness people can fall into as a result and the hope that just might be around the corner Suzanne Paris is on a bus to Atlanta when she decides on a whim to get off in Walton Ga where she meets a large family and finds the home she’s been looking for all of her life But with the sun comes rain And there is a deluge of it in this bookSuzanne has a past that is not far behind her even as her freelance photography job takes her to many places She’s running from a life and for her life and White has created a character who is both likeable and unlikeable She keeps secrets even from those know care for her and her ability to trust others is very tenuous and easily broken by the wrong word or action which White captures easily in her imagery From how she’s described by the muscular hot mayor Joe Warner — who also teaches at the high school and coaches football — to how Suzanne pauses before answering uestions about her past readers will find a character who is taken in slowly by the small town and its residents but frightened of how her own past could harm themRead the full review

  9. Vickie Vickie says:

    uick synopsis of After the Rain by Karen WhiteSuzanne Paris is running from a troubled relationship as well as a troubled past On her way to an undetermined destination she stops in Walton GA Here she stops and begins to make friends and to find exactly what she is looking for in lifeThis is a great story of friendship and love and how they survive in spite of disappointments and sadness of life There are some funny southern stereotypes and the mysterious connection between Suzanne and the town isn't really that big of a deal What is great is how the author captured the cohesiveness of family and the power of forgivenessGo Cards L1C4

  10. Diana Diana says:

    I think I may be overly generous in giving this book two stars I picked it up out of desperation at an airport shop in need of an extra book to read on vacation Not a fan at all of romance novels but the description on the back cover in addition to the fact that it was an oversized paperback that cost 16 didn't let on that After The Rain was exactly that Also I've never read any of Karen White's books before so had no idea what I was in for The first couple of chapters were absorbing and I was hopeful that it was going to be a pretty good book but it uickly deteriorated into a predictable formulaic sappy story with a ridiculous story line Sorry Karen White fans but if she's supposed to be a good author then I think she didn't try very hard with this one

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