Tuesday, December 15, 2015

From the shelves of MaryLu Tyndall - A Book Recommendation.

Hi everyone!

Looking for a soothing holiday treat?  You can't go wrong with author Rita Gerlach!  I'm not sure what it is about her writing but it always leaves me with a soothing, warm feeling, as if I've been transported away from all my troubles and plunked down in a historical town when life was simpler, less stressful, and well, more romantic!  Recently I had the privilege of reading her new release, After the Rain.  If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, you will enjoy this book.

It's 1908, a year in the Edwardian Age, the year J.M. Barrie’s play 'What Every Woman Knows', premiered in Atlantic City and the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in Detroit. It is a year when the world faced one of its worst disasters in history, when the New Year would heal the wounds of loss.

Louisa Borden lives a privileged life in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a new and thriving community on the outskirts of Washington, DC for the well-to-do. Against the wishes of her domineering grandmother, she retreats from the prospects of a loveless marriage and instead searches for what she hopes is her calling in life.

When her horse is spooked along Rock Creek, she is thrown from the saddle—an embarrassing situation for any affluent young lady. Soaking wet, bruised and humiliated, she is carried up the muddy bank to safety by Jackson O’Neil, a stranger to the city, who changes the course of everything, including the lives of all those around her.

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MaryLu's Review
Ms. Gerlach is my go-to author if I want to get completely swept away into another world in another time. There's something unique about her writing style that makes me feel as if I'm living back in Edwardian America with all the pomp and manners and proper social etiquette of the time. After the Rain does not disappoint. The characters are real and delightful, the families fun and homey, the plot engaging and romantic, and the spiritual lessons deep and abiding. Want to get transported back to a simpler time and escape from the craziness of our world? Pick up After the Rain. You'll be glad you did! I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for my honest review.


  1. Thanks for the great review, MaryLu. Who doesn't want to be transported to a simpler and less stressful life? I appreciate the recommendation.

  2. I'm not usually fond of this period, but your review makes me want to read it!

  3. Great review and I love the cover!

  4. Great review and I love the cover!

  5. Thanks for dropping by, Ladies! Yup, this book is a keeper. Not my time period either.. but I really loved it!

  6. Great review MaryLu. The cover is beautiful and the story is one that stays with you...me anyway...long after you read it.