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After The Fall – I Absolutely Loved it!
After The Fall is a superbly crafted character-driven novel, about family secrets, loss, and love. The author brings Jo, a mother, Lydia, Jo’s teenage daughter, and Honor, Lydia’s grandmother to life for the reader. All three women have secrets that they fear, if exposed, will bring them terrible embarrassment and shame. I loved Jo, right away. She’s a selfless, loving mother. Lydia is a likable character, except for her rebellious teenage attitude. She grows up and matures in the story, though. And Honor, well, at first, I didn’t like her at all, but she won me over in the end. What all three women learned is, how much richer their life would have been, if they hadn’t kept secrets at all.
I absolutely loved reading this book. Each page drew me deeper into the story, tugged at my heart, and hijacked my emotions. The characters are complex, the plot realistic, and the dialogue natural. Each sentence, I found, drove the story forward, captivating my attention until the very end.
This is the first book that I have read by Julie Cohen, but it will not be my last. I will definitely be reading more of her work. Highly recommended.
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy! I loved it.
~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover