After the Rain Author:Karen White Sometimes love is the best shelter from a storm. — In the stunning first novel FALLING HOME, author Karen White introduced readers to the magic of small-town Walton, Georgia, and a charming cast of characters who captured our hearts. Who can resist a return trip... especially when love is about to transform the lives of two very special peo... more »ple?
When photographer Suzanne Paris lands in Walton, Georgia, she's pretty sure she's never seen a town so small -- or quite so disquieting. It's a far cry from the life she left behind -- and Joe Warner is nothing like any man she's known in the past. He's the mayor, in the first place, and in the second... he has six children. Hardly a picture-perfect boyfriend for a woman who's on the run and can't stick around. But something about Joe's slow Southern warmth lights up Suzanne in places that have been cold for far too long -- and tempts her to look at life through a whole new lens....
Even in a dinky place like Walton, the mayor has big work to do -- and very little time for anything resembling a relationship, especially with a pretty out-of-towner who seems to be keeping secrets. But even if Suzanne isn't exactly the ideal choice for a new romance, Joe can't help but wonder if the way she smiles at him means that he's made a dent in the sturdy wall around her heart... and he begins to believe that there really is sunshine... AFTER THE RAIN.« less
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Suzanne Paris a loner always moving gets of the bus in Walton, GA. She meets the mayor, a widowed father of six. She tries to keep her distance until she can move on but the emotional pull of the love of the family and town has opened her eyes and heart. Very well written story of awakening to the awareness of her feelings and emotions she has hidden from childhood.
An excellent sequel to 'Falling Home'. The residents of Walton, GA are true examples of southern hospitality. After losing his wife Joe is left to raise six children on his own. Suzanne Paris has a history in Walton that she is unaware of. She stops to stay for awhile in the town hiding from her former fiance. Sparks fly when she meets Joe and the relationships take off. A good read - wonderful characters. Makes me want to take a trip to Walton to see if all these wonderful people really do exist. I recommend both 'Falling Home' and 'After the Rain'. Book would make more sense if 'Falling Home' is read first but 'After the Rain' also stands alone. Carol
Found this book utterly charming and the characters were believable. I sometimes wanted to shake the one sister, but... we are all human. Recommend this book highly. Southerners will especially "get it"