It’s 1888. Can Belle Carson reinvent her life by moving next door to Thomas Edison’s winter estate?
From New York Times bestselling author Jane Lorenzini comes a story of heartbreak and healing set against the backdrop of exotic southwest Florida.
It’s January 1888. The small town of Fort Myers is buzzing about a possible visit from famous winter residents Mina and Thomas Edison. When the local newspaper reports that the couple needs a gardener for their riverside estate, nearly everyone lines up to apply.
For twenty-five-year-old Belle Carson, a painful childhood secret has kept her world — and her hopes for the future — small. But with lush gardens already sprouting in her imagination, Belle decides to fight for the job and the opportunity to move from a cramped storage room to a charming cottage next door to the Edison homes and laboratory. Yet, when her dark past threatens to destroy everything she has so carefully cultivated, she must battle harder than ever for her best life — and the chance to live it.
After the Rain features both a historical setting and timeless issues of yearning, forgiveness, and personal growth.