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Trade Paperback
333 pages
May 2010
Howard Books

Almost Forever: A Hanover Falls Novel

by Deborah Raney

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In Almost Forever, Deborah Raney poses the overwhelming question, could you forgive yourself if you killed your husband and four other loved ones? Bryn Hennesey could not forgive herself, and she turns herself into the police after a divine revelation agrees with her suspicion that she left a candle burning that unintentionally started a tragic fire. The fire claimed the life of her husband and four other firefighters—including Molly Edmonds. Molly was Garret’s wife and, since losing her, he has struggled continually with grief. During the months after the fire, Bryn and Garret form a deep relationship through their heartache. Their friendship has the potential to be more, until Bryn’s confession derails everything. Garret then is torn, seeing her both as the person who caused the death of his wife, as well as the person who provided balm for his heart and soul during his wretched bereavement.

Deborah Raney takes readers directly into this story with real-life situations and lively dialogue. Raney keeps readers turning the pages with every twist and surprise the plot takes. At the end of the book readers feel they know Bryn and Garret personally. I would recommend this book to everyone because of its great messages of forgiveness and trust in God. – Kailey Traylor,

Book Jacket:

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….