Book Spotlight (and Giveaway!): After the Rain by Rita Gerlach

Posted January 16, 2016 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, historical, Rita Gerlach / 10 Comments

Welcome to my stop on the Celebrate Lit blog tour for After the Rain, a 570 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre. It was released on September 29, 2015. Click here to purchase your copy.

About the Book

after the rain.jpgHe becomes the love of her life. She becomes his biggest challenge.

It’s 1908, a year in the Edwardian Age, the year J.M. 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 loss. Louisa 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 life.

When 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.

GENRE: Historical Fiction
PUBLISHER: Rita Gerlach
PUBLICATION DATE: September 29, 2015
PAGES: 570 pages

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From Rita Gerlach’s Pinterest page: Inspiration for Louisa Borden
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From Rita Gerlach’s Pinterest page: Inspiration for Jackson O’Neill

rita gerlachAbout the Author

Rita Gerlach is a best-selling author of inspirational fiction with a romantic bent, including The Rebel’s Pledge, Thorns in Eden and The Everlasting Mountains, Surrender the Wind, and The Daughters of the Potomac Series. She lives in Maryland near the Catoctin Mountains with her husband Paul.

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Join Celebrate Lit and Rita Gerlach for our book club meeting on January 28 and February 7. This will be like a traditional book club but online.  We will fellowship, discuss After the Rain, grow closer to the Lord and have fun together! The Fun starts at 4 pm PST/ 5pm MST/ 6 pm CST/ 7 pm EST at



Enter below for your chance to win an autographed paperback copy of After the Rain and the audio books of The Daughters of the Potomac series.

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Stops

Jan 11: Our Perfectly Imperfect Life

Jan 12: Singing Librarian Books

Jan 13: Bukwurmzzzz

Jan 13: Artistic Nobody

Jan 14: Daysong Reflections

Jan 15: Texas Book-aholic

Jan 15: Blessed and Bewildered

Jan 16: Reading is My Super Power

Jan 17: Through the Open Window

Jan 18: Jendi’s Journal

Jan 19: Splashes of Joy

Jan 19: Christian Bookaholic

Jan 20: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

Jan 21: Proverbial Reads

Jan 22: Simple Harvest Reads

Jan 22: Cassandra M’s Place

Jan 23: Big Reader’s Site

Jan 23: Janette’s Thoughts

Jan 24: The Editor’s Note

Jan 24: A Greater Yes

Jan 25: For the Love of Books

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10 responses to “Book Spotlight (and Giveaway!): After the Rain by Rita Gerlach

  1. Pam K.

    The story sounds interesting but this is one book I’d like to read just because the cover is so lovely. Thanks for the review.

  2. I’m so happy that this book is getting so much love. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m fairly certain it’s exactly what I love in a book – a long, heavily detailed Christian romance. That alone makes me sigh with happiness. 🙂

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