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Forever After (Hanover Falls #2)

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A fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old?

Lucas Vermontez was a proud firefighter like his father. Now, not only has he lost his father and his best friend, Zach, in the fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter, but the devoted rookie can no longer do th

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Published June 14th 2011 by Howard Books
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Lisa Johnson
Title: Forever After (A Hanover Falls Novel, #2)
Author: Deborah Raney
Story Length: 387
Year: 2011
Publisher: Howard Books
This second book in the Hanover Falls Series takes place just a few months after the first book, Almost Forever, ended. The two main characters in this story are Jenna Morgan and Lucas Vermontez. Jenna is the widow of Zach Morgan, who was killed in the fire that took place in the first book. Lucas Vermontez is the lone survivor of that same fire that took the life of his firefig
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
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This is one of those books that after reading the first chapter, you just know that it will be a profound and soul stirring read. Jenna and Lucas are plunged up and down an emotional roller coaster of spiritual and physical healing that has roadblocks and set-backs along the way. I was so happy to see that Jenna and Lucas' relationship was portrayed in a completely realistic way-the good, the bad, and the ugly. Deborah has successfully
Evangeline Han
I was horribly disappointed with this book. The narration was frequently “bumpy” and the development of the arsonist's character was too flat. The main characters were a disappointment, too. I was frequently annoyed at Jenna. She behaved like a spoiled girl or in Lucas’ words, a “brat”. True, she corrected some of her mistakes at the end of the book, but she still held the “I am right” attitude in regards to certain issues she disagreed with Lucas. At the end of the book, Jenna still had not res ...more
I liked book one in this series, but this one is even better. The characters are so well developed and believable. I was pulling for both of the main characters - as individuals and as a romance.
Lucas is een brandweerman en verloor zijn vader tijdens een grote brand. Zelf loopt hij nu kreupel en is heel erg ongelukkig. Jenna verloor tijdens de zelfde brand haar echtgenoot en sluit vriendschap met Lucas. Jenna draagt een geheim met zich mee, maar dan komt er een grote sneeuwstorm en wordt ze vermist. Lucas gaat haar zoeken met zijn speurhond.

Dit was net zoals deel 1 een prachtig boek om te lezen, Deborah Raney is echt een geweldige schrijfster. Het is vlot geschreven, zoals bij de meest
Romance readers, if you are looking for a sweet story of two people finding love amidst tragedy, Deborah Raney writes the most poignant, believable story that you won't want to end. This latest installment in the Hanover Falls series does not disappoint. The fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter that shattered so many lives and affected so many families once again brings two people together to discover friendship and find love like any either has experienced. Lucas Vermontez and Jenna Morgan ...more
Jun 27, 2011 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Molly by: GlassRoads PR
Awesome! Deborah Raney is a fantastic author and one of my favorites. I read her first Hanover Falls novel, Almost Forever, last year and fell in love with her work. I was so excited for the chance to read the second Hanover Falls novel, Forever After, which picks up exactly where book 1 left off. Once again, Raney has created life-like characters that grip your heart, and a real-to-life plot line that pulls you into the middle of the story like you are a part of it.

Jenna Morgan lost her husband
Author: Deborah Raney
Publisher: Howard Books
June 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4165-9993-7
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romance

A fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old?

Lucas Vermontez has always wanted to be a firefighter. But one horrific fire ruined everything, leaving him disabled, and taking his best friend as well as his father in one terrible sweep. Now, Lucas’
I liked how the story would switch from Lucas’ to Jenna’s point of view. In different ways they are each haunted by the past so the alternating point of view was a good way to get to know both characters and understand where they were coming from.

At first I wasn’t quite sure why this was “Christian fiction” since no one seemed to have a very strong faith in God or even any faith at all. But right around the time I really started to wonder Lucas started to pray more and openly acknowledge that he
This was a very heartwarming story, that was impossible to put down. I had to know what was going to happen to Zach and to Jenna. Each of them was going through so much in their lives as they hit the one year mark where Lucas lost his father and partner in a fire, and Jenna lost her husband, whom was Lucas's partner. Lucas is left not able to work as a firefighter and may never be able too. When seeing Jenna again, he wants her, but knows how wrong this is. However somehow the two lives keep in ...more
Hanover Falls, Book 2
Christian Fiction
4 out of 5

Forever After is the second book in the Hanover Falls series. It follows Almost Forever. The story picks up a year after the tragic fire that devastated five families in Hanover Falls. This installment focuses in on the story of Jenna Morgan, the widow of fallen firefighter Zach Morgan. We also get to see where the year has taken Lucas Vermontez, an injured firefighter, and his family after the loss of their father.

Jenna is drowning in debt and ma
Deb thinks subsequent books in series often don't measure up to the first one, but in this case, I disagree! I thoroughly enjoyed Forever After and loved how she developed the characters of Lucas and Jenna. Their shared tragedy understandably bonds them together; the baggage they carry threatens to extinguish the spark of romance growing between them. This story is also a good example of the pressure communities and families can place on the family members of fallen heroes, forever defining thei ...more
Lucas Vermontez always wanted to be a firefighter, just like his dad. But now, he'll have to rework that dream a little. After a horrible fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter, he not only loses his best friend, but also his father and the full use of his legs, which will put an end to him being a firefighter. To top it all off, he's starting to have feelings for his lost buddy's widow. Is it appropriate to have those feelings, after all he was Lucas' buddy?

Jenna Morgan's world of lies is tu
Amber Stokes
Deborah Raney is a talented author! Forever After is well-written, and the story flows nicely. There's a lot of emotional tension and a gentle, romantic plot to keep you turning pages.

Raney's characters have issues--from financial worries to physical impairment--making them realistic. They're the kind of people that frustrate you at times when they're slow to learn (oh, but doesn't that hit home?), and yet the kind of people you cheer for and desire the best for.

I love how dogs (especially one d
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
When a fire in a homeless shelter changes the lives of so many, will it be possible to rebuild on those dreams again?

Jenna Morgan lost her husband Zach in the fire, as a fireman who couldn't escape in time before the building collapsed. Now she is stuck with some secrets that she didn't reveal to anyone but Bryn her best friend and also the person responsible for setting the fire. Jenna's moved on beginning with forgiving Bryn, but the one person she can't forgive is herself. For living a lie th
When I first picked up this book the characters sounded familiar, but as soon as the Grove Street Homeless Shelter was mentioned, the first book in the Hanover Falls Series, Almost Forever came rushing back to my mind. Forever After picks up a few months after where Almost Forever left off and tells the story using Jenna Morgan and Lucas Vermontez as the main characters. I appreciated how deeply this book delved into the lives of both Lucas and Jenna. Every character is intricately woven and int ...more
I have been a fan of Deborah Raney for years. I still remember the first book that I read of hers which made me a fan of this fantastic storyteller, it was titled A Nest Of Sparrows, which I read several years ago, but I still remember the story as if I read it yesterday. Ms. Raney is an author that has the uncanny ability to weave her characters in such a way that you almost feel like they become your friends, and their hurts are your hurts and their joy and triumphs become yours as well.
In For
Mandy J. Hoffman

This is the sequel to Almost Forever yet this second book can be read without having read the first and still be enjoyable. It follows the characters of the first, but digs deeper into other characters that were just mentioned in the first book.

I really liked the story and was quickly engaged in the book. It's great story line that is sprinkled with some suspense, romance, tension, a hint of mystery, and a lot of spiritual truth. This book picks up the theme of forgiveness found in Alm
Mary Ann
Jenna Morgan lost her husband, Zach, in a terrible fire a year ago. Left with a house and debt she can not afford, she turns to her in-laws for help. But is that the best decision? What would happen if they knew her secret?

Lucas Vermontez, was in that same fire. His mother tells him he was blessed to survive that horrible tragedy... but at first, he's not so sure. He lost his father, his friends, and had great damage to his legs. Will he ever return to the only job he ever wanted and be normal
Diane U
Lucas Vermontez was injured in the Grove Street homeless shelter fire over a year ago. He is still working on the road to recovery while missing his job at the fire department. Jenna Morgan lost her husband Zach in the fire who was Lucas' best friend. They meet up one day and start to build a friendship. Jenna is going through lots of changes in her life between losing her husband, having to sell her house, moving in with her in-laws and trying to start a life again for herself. She has some sec ...more
“‘I remember going to this church one summer.’ Her voice was almost a whisper. ‘It was a Vacation Bible School or something—and they invited all the kids in the neighborhood. Mom made Becky and me go, and they talked about that—about Christmas. I thought it was so weird . . . talking about Christmas in July. But there was something I always liked about that.’

‘I’m going to go out on a limb,’ he risked, ‘and say maybe God planted a seed in your heart way back then.’

She looked skeptical. ‘A seed th
Amber French
I enjoyed this book. I've not read anything by Deborah Raney before though I'm familiar with the name. I found myself more drawn to Lucas than Jenna. I don't know why but I had a hard time connecting with her character at times. I liked Lucas and Jenna together and had to smile at the awkwardness of them beginning to date - it was like it was their first date ever and very cute. Things felt a little choppy at times but it didn't detract from the story. Overall, a good book.

I Loved this book! The only thing that disappointed me was that I didn't realize there was another one in the series after this so I had to hunt it down. I really liked the characters and liked that the author also includes the characters from the past book and keeps you up-to-date with them as well.
Overall i enjoyed this book. I don't think it was as good as the first Hanover Falls book, but I think that is because I did not like the main character Jenna Morgan. But i did like the book and can't wait for the third Hanover Falls book.
Too slow! I just could not get interested enough in this book to finish.
The second novel in the "Hanover Falls" series was more interesting to me.

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I thought this was a good continuation of the story started in Almost Forever. I am glad the author told Lucas and Jenna's story.
I have wanted to read books in this series for a long time, and now I have. I will look forward to the others.
Sarah Longfield
cheesey, predictable and boring. the in-your-face religious stuff turned me off too.
The best book she's ever written! Full review to come! :o)
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DEBORAH RANEY's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her books have since won the RITA Award, ACFW Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. THE FACE OF THE EARTH released in May 2013 from Howard/Simon & Schuster, and SILVER BELLS released from Guideposts in October. ...more
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