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After The Rain (Walton, Georgia)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  2,018 ratings  ·  196 reviews
When photographer Suzanne Paris lands in Walton, Georgia, she's pretty sure she's never seen a town so small - or quite so disquieting. It's a far cry from the life she left behind - and the mayor, Joe Warner, is nothing like any man she's known before.
Paperback, 378 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Zebra
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Staci

I know it sounds a bit cliche', but I was hooked by page 2 of this story and basically read until I finished the book! I loved this sequel and thought White did a fabulous job of putting the reader right back in lives of the characters from Falling Home. Oh my did I fall in love with the southern town of Walton, Georgia and yes, I fell in love with many of the people who walked those quaint streets. White has a way with creating a story line that doesn't seem far-fetched. My heart broke a few ti
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Katie
I have read all of Karen White's books, and this one, like the others, only took me a few hours to read. I was hooked from the first page. Suzanne Paris moves to a small town in Georgia in hopes of running away from her past, but realizes that the past isn't always that far behind her. During this book, I realized that it's almost a sequel - some of the characters (Sam and Cassie Parker, Joe Warner, Ed Ferrell and Lena Larson) are from a previous book of White's, "Falling Home". Although reading ...more
Pratikhya
It was my first Karen White. The story,setting and characters are impressive. Though I din't like the explanation she gives for Suzanne Paris's constant running. I think Anthony withdrew too easily and early which makes him less impressive as evil entity. Except this the town of Walton and its residents makes for the dream town. Pairing of Joe Warner and Suzanne Paris is also good. Loved the saying "A life without rain is like the sun without shade."
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Stacy [TheNovelLife.com]
I am such a huge fan of Karen White. Whenever I pick up a Karen White novel, I know I am in for a great few hours of reading, living vicariously through vividly drawn characters and their crazy Southern-fried lives. After the Rain takes us back to the small town from Falling Home, little Walton, Georgia. Not only do we return to Walton, but we are smack dab in the middle of the lives we left in Falling Home. I still remember the moment I finished Falling Home and how I was laughing and crying at ...more
Malorie Gresham
I can not get enough of Karen White's novels and this one did not let me down. Her stories and characters draw me in and I can not put them down till they are over. My only complaint is that I know am forced to wait for her next novel!
Viviane Crystal
Suzanne Paris, as she is now calling herself, is a freelance photographer who is running away. We don’t know for a long time where she’s from but we do know that she is a woman who for years has had no “hometown” and immediately goes on the run whenever anyone tries to get too close or begins to start connecting dots to the mystery of her past. It’s a lonely life; and despite Suzanne’s tough exterior appearance, underneath she’s like a tightly-wired machine that is super-exhausted underneath.

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Serena
After the Rain by Karen White is a republished and remastered novel that is full of twists and turns, touches lightly on the desolation of a broken family life and the darkness people can fall into as a result, and the hope that just might be around the corner. Suzanne Paris is on a bus to Atlanta when she decides on a whim to get off in Walton, Ga., where she meets a large family and finds the home she’s been looking for all of her life. But with the sun comes rain. And there is a deluge of it ...more
Marjorie Pfister
I am usually a huge Karen White fan..in fact when I learned this was a sequel to Falling Home I went back and re-listened to Falling Home to reacquaint myself with the story and the characters.
In After the Rain we meet Suzanne Paris who is a mysterious woman who on a whim decides to get off the bus in Walton,Ga where she's befriended by the town and warily my Joe..who lost his wife Harriet to breast cancer she was diagnosed with while she was pregnant with their son and died shortly after his b
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Judy Collins
I loved this Nook book! As usual Karen never disappoints! After reading Falling Home, set in Walton, GA with some special characters, could not wait to return to catch up with the small town cast (Cassie and more). After the rain is also set in Walton, GA with the main character of Suzanne, a photographer from Chicago is passing thru Georgia and lands in Walton on the bus. Suzanne is running away from her past and secrets. She thinks she will be able to hideout her; however, anything but as this ...more
Beth
Another outstanding book from one of my favorite authors. Even though I knew from the very beginning what was probably going to happen, I had great difficulty putting this one down. Heartwarming, delightful, uplifting---these are all adjectives that come to mind when I think about this book. It also causes one to think, how do you handle "the rain" that inevitably falls in each of our lives?
Margaret
Not knowing that this was actually a follow up to Falling Home where the main characters were introduced, I still found After the Rain to be an engaging stand alone novel. It just made me want to go to small town Walton, Georgia and meet the wonderful people who know each other and everyone's business and who care about each other in spite of their flaws.

Suzanne Paris is running from her ex-fiance and from her life as a successful photographer in New York. She is used to moving around--in and ou
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Samantha Janning
I received a copy of After the Rain by Karen White in exchange for an honest review. I can never turn down a Karen White book, no matter how busy my schedule may be. Her books have a way of drawing me in, to surrendering to the plot and the characters, and I am just drawn to them. I had a fabulous time reading After the Rain, and thought it was quite a charming novel. It starts off with freelance photographer Suzanne Paris on a bus, escaping from something or someone. While at a stop in Walton, ...more
Laurel-Rain
When free lance photographer Suzanne Paris impulsively decided to get off the bus in Walton, Georgia, instead of going on to Atlanta, she knew she was taking a risk. A risk that might threaten everything she held dear. But there was an incredible pull that seemed to be guiding her that day....

Almost immediately, she is thrust into the middle of Joe Warner's life, and the huddle of his six offspring that surround him; and when she starts forming connections with his family and friends, she is ris
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Cheryl
Suzanne Paris is running away. Someone terrible is trying to find her. Suzanne is heading to Atlanta, when the bus stops at Walton, Georgia. Suzanne feels a strong pull towards this small town. Well it also does not hurt that the necklace that Suzanne’s mother gave her has the name R. Michael Jewelers, Walton inscribed on the back. Suzanne does not make the best first impression, especially on the mayor, Joe.

After the Rain is the follow up to Falling Home. You do not have to read that book prio
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Laura
After the Rain, the sequel to Falling Home, was first published in 2003 and then again in 2012 after revising. This is the eighth Karen White book I have read, and I liked it much better than Falling Home. The story begins as Suzanne Paris comes to Walton, Georgia, and meets Joe Warner, the town's mayor, who is a widower with six kids. Suzanne is on the run and this little town seems the perfect place to stay for awhile. Of course she becomes enamored of life in a small Southern town with all it ...more
Audrey
This books is a sequel to Karen White's book "Falling Home" and I liked it almost just as much as I liked the first book!

Karen White creates in all her books such wonderful settings, such beautiful places, full of fascinating and lovely people that I just want to move to the towns and live with these characters. This book is no exception I fell in love with the town of Walton, GA in her book "Falling Home" and it was such a pleasure to return to that town in this book and catch up with all my fa
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Diana
I think I may be overly generous in giving this book two stars. I picked it up out of desperation at an airport shop in need of an extra book to read on vacation. Not a fan at all of "romance" novels, but the description on the back cover (in addition to the fact that it was an oversized paperback that cost $16!) didn't let on that "After The Rain" was exactly that. Also I've never read any of Karen White's books before so had no idea what I was in for. The first couple of chapters were absorbin ...more
Jacqueline
3-1/2 stars

Enjoyable women's fiction leaning towards romance. Story of a woman who had grown up in the foster system with a mother who continually came and took her out again but could never straighten her life up. The daughter is now grown but is living a rootless life as a freelance photographer who wanders into a small town in Georgia and gets mixed up with all the people there. She falls in love with a widower who has six children. The story is at its strongest when showing the relationship
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Marsha
Enjoyed Suzanne's relationship with Joe...probably waited too long between reading Falling Home and this sequel to remember all the characters. I also found myself wanting to know more detail about some storylines.
J.C. Wing
Karen White is one of my most favorite authors. This book, After the Rain, is a sequel to Falling Home. Each one of these books is a stand alone novel...both of them well written and wonderful stories, but they are so much better as a pair. In this sequel, the reader gets to go back to the small town of Walton, Georgia to revisit the characters that were introduced in the first book. I can't really say much about the story line...it will ruin the plot of the first book if it hasn't been read. Wh ...more
Debbie V
Well, Karen White is now another author on my list. Definitely enjoy her style. Looking forward to reading more from her.
Amy
To be transformed through the kindness of others and challenges of new people is a rare thing today and Karen White captures a beautiful picture of it in this story of a wayward woman trying to hide and yet longing to be found. Suzanne finds herself stepping off the bus from Chicago into the rural town of Walton, Georgia to give herself a temporary stopping place of running from an abusive ex-fiance and a motherless past and begins to find that this is where she has always belonged and that she ...more
Lauren
So I loved "Falling Home" this was just as good. I definitely liked the first novel better though. She definitely did a great job picking up where she left off. Walton sounds like a town where you would want to run away too. I loved the new characters and seeing how the old characters from the early books developed later. I can't wait to read the next book she writes! Hopefully she will write another book with the Walton , Georgia characters. Maddie could always have a story of her own! I love K ...more
Susanchitter
I enjoyed the book for the most part although the ending wasn't convincing.
Amanda
Quotes:

The highway of life was littered with the roadkill of those who didn't know when to change lanes.

She couldn't quite bring herself to believe that it belonged to her.

It was as if in exchange for a mother's life this gift had been given to her, a poignant recompense for a lifetime of absence.

She wore her aloneness like a shield.

Maybe we should both stop getting our exercise from jumping to conclusions and reaching for answers.

They were definitely laugh lines. He didn't laugh a lot now
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Peggy
I love the author Karen White. Wove a good follow up to Falling Home. Suzanne Lewis travels to Walton Georgia to find out why the charm from her Mom gave reads "A life without rain is like sun without shade," from the local jeweler. Love, loss, and betrayal webs this story a lot like real life. I enjoyed it.
Rachael
This book is lucky to get 3 stars. I wanted to like it as much as I did Falling Home but it was rather predictable and boring. I just couldn't get into Suzanne's (hate that name...at least for a sexy, main character. Lol) character. Her secret was so stupid. It would have been way more interesting if she had actually been the "famous" photographer. Anyways, I liked being able to go back to Walton and revisit the characters and would even enjoy going back again. I don't know, maybe to tie up Ed F ...more
Sarah
Again, a classic Karen White story. I loved that this book picked up where Falling Home left off. The story line had enough mystery to keep the story moving right along. Plus, I'm a sucker for a happy ending.
Pat Morris
Sequel to Falling Home. Returns to Walton to follow the lives of the Warners and Suzanne, who comes to town to escape an abusive fiance. This was as good as Falling Home.
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