5/27/2010

Almost Forever

A Hanover Falls Novel
Deborah Raney
2010
Howard Books
A Division of Simon and Schuster
Fiction/Christian/Suspense

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

A horrible fire devastates the town of Hanover Falls Missouri.  A small town, but the homeless shelter was a very much needed resource for their community. The fire that totally destroyed the shelter, misplaces several homeless people, in addition to taking the lives of five heroic firefighters. 
Bryn Hennesey, lost her husband in the fire, Adam loved his job as a firefighter, and they had been married a few years, and were wanting to start a family.  Bryn was not supposed to be at the shelter, Adam, had told her she could not volunteer there any more after a volunteer had been attacked, but she just couldn't stop helping.  Filled with guilt of knowing that she was doing something her husband didn't want her to do, only intensifies her grieving after he is killed in the horrible fire.  But there is more to the story, Bryn has a secret.  A secret so horrible that she suppresses the memories of the night of the fire. 
Trying to move on with her life and to come to terms with all that has happened, Bryn reaches out to another person who lost their loved one in the fire, Garrett Edmonds.  His wife Molly had died in the fire also, they were only married a year and a half.  Garrett and Bryn become fast friends, and find themselves moving fastly into something more than friendship, until a dream wakens Bryn, bringing the horrible secret memories she has suppressed to light. 
A book that will have you crying as you read it, you will grieve with the Hanover Falls community as this book unfolds.  Truly a wonderfully written book.  The first book in the Hanover Falls series, you will definitely want to read the next book.  333 pages $14.99 US 5 stars
This book was provided for review purposes only.

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