Thursday, May 27, 2010

Almost Forever

Almost Forever
Deborah Raney


Have you ever known a truth so horrible that you blocked it out of your mind? Deborah Raney's new book pulls you into a tragic story immediately as a homeless shelter burns to the ground, taking with it the lives of five courageous firefighters. The volunteer in charge that night, Bryn, has suspicions about the cause of the fire, but just can't remember the truth as she mourns for her husband, one of the firefighters killed in the blaze.

This book is a story of anger, mourning, and learning to live again after a senseless tragedy. It leads you through different responses people take in a tragedy, and individual means of healing -- with or without God. And, ultimately, it is about learning how true obedience will allow the truth to set you free.

While this book won't have you on the edge of your seat, it is a thoughtful book about how our humanness allows us to jump to conclusions about people from different walks of life and about the motivations of others. I enjoyed the story and the thought provoking content.


A firefighter's wife, Bryn thinks she knows more than most just how dangerous fire can be. Yet when it takes the life of her husband and four other firefighters, Bryn sees fire for the thief it truly is.

From their mutual despair, Bryn and another firefighter's surviving spouse form a close friendship. As the relationship begins to blossom into more, though, the thief comes again and Bryn must face the question: what caused the fire that stole her ?


The award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty novels, Deborah Raney always delivers poignant stories of what it means to wrestle with the realities of a world in chaos...and emerge triumphant.

Her books have received the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. Her novel, A Vow To Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title.

Learn more about Deborah at her website,

Thanks to Glass Road Public Relations for providing a copy of the book for this review.

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