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Aftermath (Jericho #2)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  432 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Readers everywhere fell in love with Syd, Maddie, David, Michael, Pete, and the irrepressible Roma Jean Freemantle in Ann McMan’s 2011 bestseller, Jericho. Now, return to the tiny mountain town in the much anticipated sequel, Aftermath.

Over the past eighteen months, Syd, Maddie, and little Henry have become a family, and things are going surprisingly well for most of Jeric
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published November 15th 2012 by Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company
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Dec 30, 2014 Agirlcandream rated it really liked it
When I read the foreword of Aftermath I wondered how the stress McMan was dealing with in her own life would play out in her much anticipated sequel to Jericho. I was impressed with how she combined her natural storytelling abilities, tall tales involving the locals filled with humour and fun, yet kept a secondary theme going of anticipation and loss.
She allows us laugh along with her performing clown David (his summary of Jericho was excellent) while we feel the worry both Maddie and Syd share
I loved this book so much it's embarrassing. Between the quality of AMFA's writing and Christine Williams's narration, it was an absolute joy. I'll be listening to this one again and again.

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Dec 12, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
Ann McMan will ruin your bad taste by totally raising your expectations for genre fiction. The aptly named Aftermath is the sequel to a lesbian romance (Jericho) that came into being as online fiction. Those of us who first became addicted to lesbian romance by rooting around in the semi-clandestine, TV-series-driven world of online fanfiction (Star Trek: Voyager; Xena Warrior Princess; the X-Files), were not surprised that the clever one-liner-trading heroines of Jericho were a tall, ...more
Nov 30, 2012 T rated it really liked it
It is said in reviews, and at the beginning of the book itself, that Jericho doesn't have to be read before this one. This book stands alone. However, i 100% recommend reading Jericho first for a couple of reasons. I personally liked Jericho better than this book. It had more action, hotter romance, and getting to know all of these people for the first time just can't be beat. So if you truly can't afford both, i'd go with Jericho for sure. And if you can't afford buying this one as well, ask ...more
Dec 10, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
It was definitely fun to come back and revisit these characters. I don't usually make a habit out of picking up sequels, because usually there isn't any story left to tell -- and frankly, that wasn't untrue, in this case -- but I did enjoy coming back and spending some more time with the characters from Jericho that I'd grown attached to.

If I'd read this first or without having read Jericho, there's no way I would have liked it as much as I did. My favourite part is always the buildup, the chase
Oct 20, 2016 Jill rated it liked it
I absolutely loved McMan's Jericho and while reading it, fell in love with McMan's writing style, character development and thoughtful plot lines. So, you can imagine how excited I was to read Aftermath, the sequel to Jericho. Unfortunately, I might have had too high of expectations, because instead of an in depth look at our favorite characters, I found Aftermath to be an attention deficit cartoon, spitting woefully contrived situations and dialogue at the reader. Had I read Aftermath as a ...more
Mar 07, 2013 Sandy rated it it was amazing
Oh my word, I just gave a lesbian romance 5 stars. This follow-up to McMan's Jericho is actually more of a nice general fiction book than a romance (no real bodice ripping or anything). It's kind of like Jan Karon's Mitford series with lesbians. Kind of. Anyway, why 5? Because it made me laugh out loud at least twice while on the MARC train (getting me rather odd looks from the public transportation commuting crowd). I do think you should probably read Jericho first, just to get the backstory on ...more
Jan 10, 2016 Alisa rated it it was amazing
Best dialogue I've ever encountered so far in lesbian fiction, and have been reading over fifty in the last half a year. Just started to look closer inside of me and embrace my sexuality at my early 30. Yeah...I know...:( anyway, McMan books just helped me decide what type of relationship I seek to have, and is certainly one in which I could have a similar degree of conversation with my partner. The dialogue and the humour in Jericho and Aftermath are clever, educational quite, full of meaning ...more
Nov 13, 2013 Anja rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Jericho so I was very happy when there was a sequel. I Love it! I laughed very hard with the unique characters of this book and the amazing sense of humour of the author. It reminds me Jane Austen in several passages of the book.
Visit Syd and Maddie again was a pure joy and I really hope to revisit them again in another delightful story. I definitely recommend this book. It's an experience you won't forget.
Apr 16, 2015 Procrastireader rated it it was ok
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I LOVED the first 2/3 of Jericho...the story of Maddie and Syd, the push and pull of their relationship - the angst, the longing and all that. None of these were present in the last third of the book. It just veered so far away from that chemistry and their relationship. This book, Aftermath, is a whole extension of that last third.
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Dec 13, 2012 Mary Deutcher rated it it was amazing
Awesome book. I like the beginning. If I hadn't read Jericho I would have been brought up to speed. I did like the military twist in it. That part is very important to me and near and dear to my heart. Looking for more fun adventures with Syd and Maddie.
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Feb 27, 2014 Jayleen D rated it liked it

I like Ann's books a lot but this one didn't have enough Maddie and Sydney. I didn't like the Henry character all that much. *spoiler alert* why wouldn't caddie and Sydney d talk about having there own kid? anyway it was still a good read.
Nov 25, 2012 Cheri rated it really liked it
What can I say? I liked it a lot. If you've enjoyed any of Ann's other work, you'll like it a lot, too.

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Jan 05, 2014 Sarah Moore spinks rated it it was amazing
Five stars for making me laugh out loud more than once, and for the author's obvious love for her characters and their small town of Jericho. Within the genre of lesbian fiction, this one's definitely a keeper.
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Feb 22, 2014 Pinkdturtle tina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lesbian-romance
I love Ann's writing style, every now and again you come across gems like Jericho and aftermath and they stick with you. I can't say enough just how much I adore these 2 books. So uncomplicated with a realness to them. Look forward to reading more from this author now a fav.
Nov 25, 2012 Traci rated it it was amazing
Well worth the read. Maddie, Syd and the rest of the characters were in rare form. Bravo Ms McMan for another excellent story.

Sep 25, 2013 Kirsty rated it really liked it
Would have given this 5 just for the humour in this book, but the ending was a little abrupt for me.
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May 14, 2014 Joshua Garrison rated it it was amazing

There is a lot of moments in this book that made me laugh.... and a few that made me tear up. This is a wonder ful sequel that was hard to put down
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College at an indifferent liberal arts institution taught Ann McMan that understanding subject/verb agreement was not enough to secure her fame and fortune. After graduation, she got a job driving a young adult bookmobile—and spent her days piloting the great rig across the dusty back roads of rural North Carolina. Her duties included making certain that the mobile library always contained at ...more
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