AFTER THE RAINS by DEBORAH RANEY
Long ago, Natalie's mother faced an agonizing choice between
the two people she loved most, and the difficult resolution
to her predicament affects Natalie throughout her young
life--fueling a season of teenage rebellion that results in
the death of her best friend.
As a young woman, Natalie attempts to put her troubles
behind her, ultimately finding solace in the arms of a man
with close ties to the tragedy. Yet neither time nor love
can liberate her from the past. Determined to confront her
terrible guilt, Natalie embarks on a journey that will take
her thousands of miles from home and straight into the life
and heart of a man unlike any she has ever known.
Confronted with a decision that echoes the one her mother
faced so many years before, Natalie finds herself drawn to
two men--each of whom holds a claim to her heart. But the
sins of her past must be confronted, and an escape from her
guilt found, before her heart will be free to find its home.
Showing that God can forgive the gravest of sins, After the
Rains beautifully illustrates that his forgiveness comes
purely through loving mercy and grace, not by our human
efforts to earn it.
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