After Anne

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Harvest House Publishers, 2002 - Fiction - 461 pages
16 Reviews

When Anne Abbot moves to Brewster, Olivia Marsden takes an immediate dislike to the newcomer. Anne's perkiness really rankles, and Olivia finds the open way she talks about her faith very annoying.
 Overwhelmed with the prospect of making a good impression in this, her fifth town in eight years of not-so-happy marriage, Anne prays for a deep friendship and finds herself drawn to cool, aloof Olivia.

One day, Olivia faces a family emergency and turns to Anne for help. In one evening, the two become fast friends. The fledgling friendship deepens when Anne is diagnosed with breast cancer. Misunderstandings, the shadow of death, and a beautiful new life play out in the alternating voices of the main characters.

After Anne marks the first of an exceptional new novel series. Readers will be drawn to the intimacy of Libby and Anne's narratives and inspired by their story of friendship, forged by fire and inspired by God.

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Review: After Anne (Coming Home to Brewster #1)

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Good book - Makes you look at what kind of friend you are and what kind you want to be. The writing style frustrated me, a lot of repetition and some things were too unbelievable (an entire town is ... Read full review

Review: After Anne (Coming Home to Brewster #1)

User Review  - Gayle - Goodreads

This book was so beautifully touching! I cried though many parts, because I could certainly relate. It did not come to the ending I was hoping (and praying) for, but it was still very good!!! I look forward to reading others of this author's books! Read full review

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Roxanne Sayler Henke lives in rural North Dakota with her husband, Lorren and their dog, Gunner. They have two, very cool, adult daughters, Rachael and Tegan, equally-cool sons-in-law, Cory and Dave, and one delightful granddaughter, Simone. As a family they enjoy spending time at their lake cabin in northern Minnesota. Roxanne has a degree in Behavioral and Social Science from the University of Mary and for many years was a newspaper humor columnist. She has also written and recorded radio commercials, written for, and performed in, a comedy duo; and co-written school lyceums. She is the author of eight novels.

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