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.
In this emotional story, bestselling author Dan Walsh takes you on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life–love, truth, and family. With profound insight into the heart of a hurting child, he reminds us that a time will come to look back on hard times and smile, because we’ll know that what follows after . . . is not what we expected at all.
I have been wanting to read a book by Dan Walsh for a long time. I have heard he is an excellent writer.
I am hear to tell you that is true.
In What Follows After we are taken back to the 1960s and the backdrop of the story is the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Well, what would happen if two boys went missing the same day the president was to come on t.v. to address the nation? Would the needs of these boys gets pushed to the side because of man power needed elsewhere?
We take so much for granted in 2014. The power of the internet to get information spread quickly is helpful but that wasn’t an option in 1962. They had to completely rely on word of mouth to get information out. So different from today.
Then we have Scott and Gina the parents who have been pretending to be married but now they must face the truth. Could anything bring these to hard-hearted people back together? Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out.
Any mother will have her heart twisted in knots as you read this story and we hope for the best.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.