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After the Rain

By: Lucy Dillon
Narrated by: Charlotte Worthing
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Publisher's Summary

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After the storm, it's time for a fresh start....

The powerful and heart-stirring new novel by the Sunday Times best-selling author of Unexpected Lessons in Love.

First, the clouds...

Tara Hunter is a therapist on a mission to restore Longhampton's community spirit after catastrophic flooding. But with her boyfriend AWOL, her family fragmented and only a cat for company, Tara's own life's on rocky foundations.

Then the storm...

Dr David Dalloway is Longhampton Wellness Centre's new star counsellor. He invites pets to session. He also has a knack of reading people's minds - which is the last thing Tara needs right now.

And after the rain....

Charismatic architect Keith Hunter was last seen in Longhampton 20 years ago, when he walked out on 10-year-old Tara and her twin brother, Toby. But now he's back, with a surprising offer that could change everything. Is a bigger storm on the horizon? Or is this Tara's chance to rebuild her broken past?

©2022 Lucy Dillon (P)2022 Penguin Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

Critic Reviews

"Bittersweet, lovely and ultimately redemptive; the kind of book that makes you want to live your own life better." (Jojo Moyes)

"My heart is smashed and repaired for reading this wonderfully romantic and strong piece of fiction." (Milly Johnson)

"Real, heartbreaking - I loved it." (Katie Fforde)

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  • 03-26-22

Floods

I have really liked many of Lucy Dillon's books but this one was a disappointment. The storyline had too many strange twists, like the therapist able to read the thoughts of animals. In addition, the warm and cosy Longhampton atmosphere had somehow vanished. Hopefully this book was just a dip.

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  • 09-22-22

Beautiful and emotive

Beautifully performed, this book touches a lot of nerves and was a nice story but I felt it wasn't my favourite Lucy Dillon book. I felt that the characters lacked depth... Still a decent read though.

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  • Mrs O
  • 04-26-22

Another Longhampton classic

Lucy Dillon explores some interesting issues of family life and history in another heart warming story. Read and enjoy!

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  • Ooob
  • 03-23-22

Lovely!

Lovely story as expected from Lucy Dillon! A bit slow to start but stick with it. Narrator generally very good but at times sounded a little robotic.

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  • Jackie
  • 03-29-22

Tedious in Every Way

Unfortunately this novel unfolds in a slow and dreary fashion throughout
A weird plot line included a dog and cat language speaking psychologist- that just exacerbated my impatience with this audiobook
The reader is truly monotonous- which fits the book
Lucy Dillon has written far better novels than this one