Running from a past she'd rather forget, photographer Suzanne Paris winds up in the small, quirky town of Walton, Georgia. Keeping a low profile becomes difficult in this town of well-meaning busybodies, especially when Suzanne captures the attention of the sexy mayor and his brood of six children.

Joe Warner thought himself too busy with his reelection campaign and large family to worry about his personal life—or the lack thereof. But the widower is thrown for a loop when the beautiful and mysterious Suzanne teaches him that unexpected love may very well be the best kind.

A touching story of finding love and family where you least expect it, AFTER THE RAIN is an emotionally satisfying tale of ordinary people and extraordinary romance. Character-driven and strongly written, Karen White's second novel marks her as a rising star and an author to watch for. (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gina Bernal