Life After by Katie Ganshert
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Genre: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
This is a must read!! Best book I’ve read yet for 2017!
About the Book
(taken from the back of the book)
On the day of a late spring storm, in Chicago, Autumn Manning boarded an “L” train. A bomb explodes, killing everyone in the train car except for Autumn—the sole survivor. A year has passed and Autumn suffocates under a blanket of what ifs and the pressing desire to bring the victims back to life, every day, if only for her. She doesn’t want their stories to be forgotten. She wants to undo what cannot be undone. An unexpected ally joins her efforts, also seeking answers and trying to find a way to stumble ahead.
But one victim’s husband, Paul Elliott, prays to let the dead—and their secrets—rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to hurt his loved ones.
Caught between loss and hope, these restless souls must release the past to embrace a sovereign God.
Where do I even begin?! Life After was freaking amazing! Katie Ganshert never ceases to amaze me. The plot, characters, writing, everything was beautiful. This is my favorite from the author yet! In fact, this is my favorite read of 2017 so far. Is it too early to call that yet?
Autumn and Paul were strong relatable characters struggling with real issues. Neither character remains where they were in the beginning at the end. There is so much growth. Oh and don’t get me started about the kids. They were fun and adorable.
The writing was superb. When I first sat down to read, I wasn’t expecting to finish in one sitting. Seriously, the pages flew by quickly. I found myself engaged needing to know what happens next and how Katie is going to resolve everything in the end.
If you enjoy a heart-wrenching romance, you won’t want to miss this one. The romance is so swoon-worthy that I fell in love with Paul. *sigh*
Oh and I developed a craving for Tootsie Pops.
Like always, Katie draws her characters and readers to the Cross. Themes such as grief, forgiveness, redemption and grace all evidenced in this novel.
It also has all of the feels. You’ll laugh, cry, get angry, cheer. It has it all. Katie, if you’re reading this, you crafted a beautiful story.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Katie Ganshert
Award-winning author, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her family. When she’s not busy penning novels or spending time with her people, she enjoys drinking coffee with friends, reading great literature, and eating copious amounts of dark chocolate. You can learn more about Katie and her books by visiting her website or author Facebook page.