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Thursday, October 16, 2014

After The Fog by Kathleen Shoop *Book Tour/Review and GIVEAWAY!*

A Nurse’s Obligation

A Town’s Demise

A Mother’s Regret

A Son’s Calling

A Daughter’s Mistake

A Time to Forgive

For every woman who thinks she left her past behind…Historic, environmental drama wrapped in a love story...

It's 1948 in the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous “killing smog.” Public health nurse, Rose Pavlesic, has risen above her orphaned upbringing and created a life that reflects everything she missed as a child. She’s even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from her doting husband, loving children, and large extended family.

When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she’s not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin?

This book just had me. From the very first page with the opening scene, I just couldn't put it down. From there it was hard to stop and I loved the fact that the main character was so real. To be honest she has a lot of the same qualities that I do, maybe that's why I identified with her and admired her. If you've checked out my previous book reviews you know I don't go into detail because I don't want to give anything away. Just know that this book is DEFINITELY worth reading. It's about real people and real situations. It's one of the best books I've read lately and I would highly recommend it.

***2013 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist*** 

***Independent Publisher Awards: 2012 Silver, Best Regional Fiction–Mid-Atlantic*** 

***National Indie Excellence Awards: 2012 WINNER-- Literary Fiction***

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“Shoop masterfully details familial struggles, secrets, and consequences that keep the reader riveted til the end.”

- Melissa Foster

 “A great and satisfying read. Rose’s triumph over adversity touched me deeply. Ms. Shoop truly knows how to tug the heartstrings. S. K. McClafferty, author of The Ghost and Devlin Muir.”

- S. K. McClafferty, author of The Ghost and Devlin Muir

 “This is a well-written story set authentically in a historic place and time, around an intricate plot which includes most of the elements that provide for a good “soap opera,” or a book that would be accepted by Oprah Winfrey.”

-Historical Novel Society

About the Author

After the Fog is the second novel by bestselling Kindle author Kathleen Shoop.  Her debut novel, The Last Letter, garnered multiple awards in 2011.  A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen has also written award winning Love and Other Subjects and her stories have also appeared in several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


THREE Lucky Winners will each receive a $15 Amazon Giftcard,

courtesy of After the Fog author, Kathleen Shoop

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  1. Such a wonderful and emotional read.

    1. It really is! I've got quite a few people who want to read it because I was going on and on about it!

  2. Thank you for such a resounding review!! I am so happy that you liked it. Your careful reading and reviewing is a real gift. Thank you.



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