by Deborah Raney
Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (May 11, 2010)
A firefighter's wife, Bryn thinks she knows more than most just how dangerous fire can be. Yet when it takes the life of her husband and four other firefighters, Bryn sees fire for the thief it truly is.
From their mutual despair, Bryn and another firefighter's surviving spouse form a close friendship. As the relationship begins to blossom into more, though, the thief comes again and Bryn must face the question: what caused the fire that stole her husband's life?
To say that I enjoy Deborah Raney’s writing is an understatement. This lady creates characters, even ones we never meet, who grab us by the heart and beg us to keep reading.
One element I enjoyed about Almost Forever is at the beginning of each chapter, Deborah gives the reader a snippet. I like when authors do something a bit different in the layout of their book.
Have you ever left your house and wondered if you’d left the lights on or even worse, the stove? What if you couldn’t remember and something catastrophic happened, say your place burned down? That’s how our story begins with Bryn Hennesey, wife to fire fighter Adam. Can you imagine how hard you would feel trying to remember over and over whether or not what you might’ve done had killed 5 innocent people? Will the investigation ever find what actually started the fire?
Bryn is now part of a group that no one ever wants to be part of, a survivors group. The families try to regain some semblance of normalcy and go on with life. Deb draws us in by helping us care for the families devastated by their loss, curiosity as to whether there will be justice, and hope for their future.
Deborah Raney: The award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty novels, Deborah Raney always delivers poignant stories of what it means to wrestle with the realities of a world in chaos...and emerge triumphant.
Her books have received the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. Her novel, A Vow To Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title.
I’d like to thank Glass Road PR for the review copy of this book.