Almost Forever is an all too realistic story that begins with a tragedy of nightmare proportions. A fire that destroys a homeless shelter is also responsible for the deaths of five firemen, including one female. One of those men was the husband of Bryn, a volunteer at the shelter who was on site at the time of the fire.  In the aftermath of the catastrophe, Bryn and Garrett, who lost his wife in the fire, form a friendship that starts the healing process for each of them. When Bryn’s memories of that fateful night begin to return, she realizes that she could be responsible for the fire.

Almost Forever is a touching tale with characters that are so real they could be your friend or neighbor. The emotional ups and downs of the characters as well as their reactions to people and circumstances are true to life and believable. Truth, love, grace, and forgiveness are central themes of this excellent novel that will give the reader plenty to ponder. I look forward to the next book of the Hanover Falls series.

This book was provided for review by Glass Road Public Relations.


Deb Raney delivers an emotion-packed, gripping story with the creation of Bryn.

A firefighter’s wife, Bryn thinks she knows more than most just how dangerous fire can be. Yet when it takes the life of her husband and four other firefighters, Bryn sees fire for the thief it truly is.

From their mutual despair, Bryn and another firefighter’s surviving spouse form a close friendship. As the relationship begins to blossom into more, though, the thief comes again and Bryn must face the question: what caused the fire that stole her husband’s life?


The award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty novels, Deborah Raney always delivers poignant stories of what it means to wrestle with the realities of a world in chaos…and emerge triumphant.

Her books have received the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. Her novel, A Vow To Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title.