Again, author Lilian Darcy chose a title with a double meaning. “After The Rain ” can literally refer to the summer rains in Marietta, Montana. Figuratively speaking, it is also about the emotional journey of Casey, Kira and her parents on how they deal with the death of Kira’s older sister Neve who died 18 years ago.
“After The Rain ” is Rated M for Mature due to subject matter. There are also mild sex scenes in the book.
Kira is working to make a good life for herself and her ten-year-old son Jake after her divorce and is finally starting to feel that she’s getting on track, when Neve’s high school boyfriend Casey “Jay” Brown comes back to Marietta and turns everything upside down.
Casey has never known in his heart how much he was to blame for what happened to Neve that night, but when he and Kira are forced to work together at the renowned Haraldsen Architectural Foundation in the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains, she leaves him in no doubt as to her opinion on the issue.
That’s how you stop being angry at someone when they’re gone. You channel your anger onto the man you hold responsible, the man who’s right here, no matter how heart-stoppingly gorgeous he is.