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After the Rains (Natalie Camfield #2)

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Long ago, Natalie’s mother faced an agonizing choice between the two people she loved most, and the difficult resolution to her predicament affects Natalie throughout her young life–fueling a season of teenage rebellion that results in the death of her best friend.

As a young woman, Natalie attempts to put her troubles behind her, ultimately finding solace in the arms of a
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 17th 2002 by WaterBrook Press
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Jonida
And Deborah Raney does it again! A really interesting book about second chances and redemptive power of God .

ter the Rains by Deborah Raney is the story of Natalie Camfield, daughter of Nathan Camfield and his wife, Daria. In the first book in this series, we meet Daria and Nathan when they are missionaries in Colombia, South America. Daria is forced to deal with Nathan's untimely death, only to discover a year and a half later, after she is married to another man, that Nathan is still alive. A
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Kelly Desue
Jan 22, 2014 Kelly Desue rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christian readers, young adults, romance fans
The sequel to "Beneath a Southern Sky." 15 years after the conflict in its prequel is resolved, this story picks up and moves quickly through 2-3 years, perhaps a little too quickly for full character development. But the story, resolution and redemption of these characters from the two books is satisfying, at last. This was a necessary read for me, as I was left disappointed in the ending of the first.
Quin
After the Rains by Deborah Raney continues the story of Natalie Camfield in such a way that you don't feel like you've missed a beat of her life. I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel. The action and events keep you riveted to the tale.
Jodi
This was an interesting book for all mothers of teenagers boy and girl to read. It was about a young girl in high school who knew right from wrong and still chose wrong. She decided to go to a party where she knew there was drinking. She brought her best friend with her. Their lives and so many others were changed forever. It was very emotional and hard to not cry during some of it. The girl then tries to rebuild her new life and forgive herself for all the damage she caused. She tries to figure ...more
Kharen
After the Rains by Deborah Raney is a sequel to the book Beneath a Southern Sky and was released on 2002.

I read the book when I was in my Junior year in College.

I was deeply moved by this book.

It revolves around Natalie and the issues she encountered in life.

How she is left between her mom and his dad which is far away and she wishes to know more.

Her struggle in coping up with the death of her best friend that was caused by her recklessness.

She was also torn between two loves of her life, leavin
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Kristy Trauzzi
I really enjoy this author. While she is religious, I don't get a preachy vibe. The people in her novel just are - and they find comfort in that. I read this book first instead of second, but after reading the first novel I don't think it was that bad that I read it in the wrong order. I felt horrible for the daughter after killing her friend and I'm very happy with the way the ending turned out. And shocker! The first novel tells you something this novel doesn't! I'm going to be looking for mor ...more
Cheryl
E-library audiobook download to my Sansa Clip. Book 2 (following Beneath a Southern Sky). The main character is now the daughter, Natalie and her experiences. The story is a coming of age tale that would be very suited to young adults. Also, filled messages for us not-so-young adults, too. Deborah Raney is certainly a Christian.... she should be a speaker as well! I found the topics of pride, guilt and forgiveness to be spot-on. Well done!

Once again, enjoyed the narrator, Rebecca Cook.

Ellie
A memorable coming-of-age story, that sees Natalie Camfield finding her place in life amidst a tragic background and a fatal mistake. Coming to terms with her choices, her relationship with God becomes centre stage once again, as she struggles with who she is and who she should become, regardless of the agonizing guilt that threatens to overwhelm her. A heart-wrenching story of redemption and second chances, appealing to readers of Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Robin Lee Thatcher and Lynn Au ...more
Melanie
Fantastic character development and depth. I sure appreciated the depth the main character went through to bring her fully to Christ. It is a great Christian novel, with depth and emotion. I don't typically get all emotional in books, but this one brought tears on several occasions.. both happy and sad. A definite must read for Christian fiction fans.
Ashley
I don't know how I feel about the ending of this book, but I didn't even know it was a sequel until I looked more into it, so the author did a great job of recapping enough and making it it's own story so I didn't feel like I had to read the first book to understand what was going on.
Darlene Wilson
Good handling of the accidental (?) loss of a dear friend -- a little tedious and predictable in the description of life in the wilds of Columbia.
Enjoyable -- but could have been so much more -- Raney's been better in my experience. . .
Sarah
Deb is the master of the impossible situation. And yet, there's always redemption through faith. Another thoroughly enjoyable read. Made me want to be a missionary! (Well, almost . . .)
Rachel
This is a book to read on a airplane. It's predictable, but I found myself driven to finish it anyway. Found most of the characters to be 2D.
Carmen
It was interesting enough, i wanted to finish it although I kinda knew what would happen. The lesson on God's forgiveness was good.
Barbara
Natalie is so self centered. The way she stomped on people to get her way was disgusting.
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Aug 27, 2009 Elaine marked it as to-read
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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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