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Book Review: After the Rain

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After the Rain by Jane Lorenzini ~ 252 pages ~ published 10/2/18 by Nest Press

Goodreads Synopsis:

Can Belle Carson reinvent her life by moving in next door to Thomas Edison’s winter estate?

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.

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The Southern Festival of Books 2018

If you follow my Instagram, you know that I spent the weekend at the Southern Festival of Books in downtown Nashville! It happens every year, but this was the first year that I was able to go, and I have to say, it was magical.

Friday, October 12

I started off the first day early, and got to the festival about an hour before it actually started. I wanted to be able to get the lay of the land, take some nice pictures before there were a ton of people, and grab some lunch from one of the food trucks.

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