Life After by Katie Ganshert (review by Cathy)

Life After

About 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.

My review ( 5-stars)

One of the most touching books that I’ve had the pleasure of reading.  Very well written with characters that captured me from the very beginning.

The author takes you on an emotional roller coaster as you experience the aftermath of a bombing with the sole survivor, Autumn.  Her story is gut wrenching as I had expected it to be, although I honestly didn’t know just how affected I would be.  Of course, she wasn’t the only person affected by the tragedy, Paul lost his wife and the mother of his children and as he tries to help in their healing, he meets Autumn and things begin to change in their lives.

The story moves at a great pace and I loved the progression as it was important that the characters needed time in their journey.  Life After is about love, healing, forgiveness and hope and it’s a book that I highly recommend.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.

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