"What Follows After," by Dan Walsh
In 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy.
And when they weren't, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.
For the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they've actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they've even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie--to their grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.
Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together. But when things go terribly, terribly wrong, Scott and Gina must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their marriage.
My thoughts when reading this book were, gosh how times have changed, and if this happened today, how differently it would have been handled. Without giving away the story I think you will agree when you read it. I wasn't born in 1962 so I do not know or remember anything about the Cuban/Soviet/American action at that time, so that was also interesting to read about and how it was wound into the main theme of the book.
The one thing you will read and take from this book is that things happen for a reason and the feeling is God is behind it all. The more I got into the book the more I was hooked and had to know what was going to happen next.
If you are going through a divorce or separation this is a good book to read, especially if you have children, as sometimes you do forget the important things in life when you are wrapped up in dealing with life changing events.
Stars out of 5 : 4 a bit of a slow start, but once the story gets going, it is a page turner that you don't want to put down until the end.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".