Deborah Raney
May 2010
  • Publisher:Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • ISBN-13: 9781416599913
  • ISBN: 1416599916
  • Source: This book was recieved for the purpose of a review
  • From the Publisher

    Unearthing a lost memory may cause her to lose everything she holds dear… but could it also set her free?Bryn Hennesey, a volunteer at the Grove Street Homeless Shelter, was there the night the shelter burned to the ground and five heroic firefighters died at the scene. Among them was her husband, Adam. Like the rest of the surviving spouses, Bryn must find a way to begin again. But Bryn must do so living with a horrible secret.…Garrett Edmonds’s wife, Molly, was the only female firefighter to perish in the blaze. As her husband, it was his job to protect the woman he loved.… How can he go on in the face of such unbearable loss and guilt?And what started the fire that destroyed the dreams and futures of so many? Investigators are stumped. But someone knows the answer….


    ALMOST FOREVER by Deborah Raney is a Inspirational fiction set in modern day Hanover Falls, MO. It is the first in her new series A Hanover Falls novel. It is well written with depth and detail. It is about the lives of Firefighters, their families, the struggles and possible tragedies they face ever time they go out to a fire. It has forgiveness, betrayal, tragedy, faith and trust. The characters are strong and your will lose your heart to them. This is a delightful story although sad at times, it has life’s struggles after a tragedy. The main female character after she finally realizes her responsibility in the tragedy that took five firefighters life’s including her husband’s, owns up to it and takes full responsibility. Their is the beginning of romance between the two main characters, we will have to wait for the next installment to see what becomes of the budding romance if anything. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy a very touching story. This is a keeper. 
    Reviewed by April Renn
    Rating  5