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$15 Amazon GC-3 Winners-WW-After The Fog-Kathleen Shoop-Ends 11/9

Monday, October 6, 2014


Kathleen Shoop is one of the best authors out there. She will send you on a roller coaster ride of emotions no matter which of her books you pick up. I have read quite a few and could not put any of them down.In After the Fog she has taken an actual event and winds a fictional story around it like no other I've read. A stagnant weather pattern did descent on a mill town back in the 1940's which actually was the start of the Clean Air Act. This novel details the life of a woman who worked as a community nurse in this town. We all carry baggage along with us and this woman had her share, which ultimately affects her family. When the fog descends some people think it is just that-fog that they have become used to--others know there is something desperately wrong. At the end of this dynamic book there is a section which will tell you what is real and what isn't as well as references she used. This was a well researched book! She really did check her facts. There is a mention of a companion piece to this book which I am going to try and find! I really want to write more but am afraid I will give away the whole plot. I will leave you with this thought-if you read one book this year-it should be After the Fog!


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?

***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.



NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY !!
THREE Lucky Winners will each receive a $15 Amazon Giftcard,
courtesy of After the Fog author, Kathleen Shoop
Ending on Sunday 9th November at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

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59 comments :

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would get books. ;)

Sharon Martin said...

Totally agree, it was an astounding read just like The Last Letter she wrote which had my emotions peak to the highest ever on reading a book.

Marta K said...

I would definitely spend it on books :)

Mai Tran said...

A new romance series for sure!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Now you have made me want to read this by not telling me more.! The Last Letter sounds like one I want to read too.

Topazshell said...

Thank you.

Jenn said...

I want to read this one for sure. Sounds like it will be one I wont want to put down

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Sounds like a well-written book! Looks like this is another best-seller in the making. :)

Monica said...

Your description of experiencing a rollar coaster of emotions are the sort of books that I love to read because I don't want to put them down. Great info!

Caroline Barnes said...

I'm sure I would really enjoy that book. Thanks for this great review. I'm adding it to my list of books to read.

Natalie said...

If I won I would use the gift card to buy computer ink! It is expensive. I am looking forward to reading this book.

andie said...

With the GC, I think I'd get my daughter the latest "How to Train Your Dragon" book. She's right into those and her b/day is coming up. abrennan09@hotmail.com

Kristen Campbell said...

This sounds fantastic! The author even "looks" interesting, doesn't she?! Like she has lots more stories to tell!

becca said...

Wonderful giveaway and this book sounds like something I would enjoy.

kathie said...

Thank you so very much for the kind words for After the Fog. It was a labor of love for sure and though Rose is bristly, I do love her! Thanks to all who commented here--Kristen--I DO have more stories to tell!! What a wonderful treat to see all the comments here. Thank you.

CrazyNutsMom said...

I have a friend who would love this book, she is a book worm. Thanks!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Sounds like an amazing read-- I entered and shared the giveaway =D

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds really interesting indeed. I am going to have to read this one. Thanks for sharing this great review.

Kung Phoo said...

Sounds like a nice giveaway.. the book sounds very interesting..

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

What a great giveaway. I would get books for my Mom's birthday this month. She is an avid reader.

Uplifting Families said...

Sounds like a great book, thank you for sharing. I might have to check this one out.

Daniel M said...

i would save it for holiday shopping - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Cheryl R said...

I will spend it on Christmas presents! I need more $ for that. Always....

Sharon Ruggieri said...

if I won I probably would buy this book. I've pretty much read every book by my favorite authors and it's time for some new reading!

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's interesting how she can wind fiction around fact to make a great story. And I like that she points out what is real and what is not at the end. This is a great way to pick up on some interesting trivia too while getting in a good read!

Renald said...

May be Christmas gifts. Deb P

Kero Pinkihan said...

another author to discover! I just love visiting your blog everytime. thank you for it sound s a very interesting plot. will share your giveaway too

Amanda McMahon said...

This looks like a bit of a chilling story. I like this kind though.

mail4rosey said...

This does sound like a good book. I've got it on my Kindle waiting to be read now, thanks for the recommendation. :)

tisonly143 said...

there are a few books in which I would love to purchase

Lexie Lane said...

Oooh! This sounds very mysterious! We never could leave our past behind. It's what makes us who we are :) and whether we'll have to be looking behind our shoulders for the rest of our lives. ..

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

This sounds like my kind of ready. Awesome giveaway too, thanks for hosting!

katieoscarlet said...

I would put this gift card towards the purchase of a new chair I have on my wishlist

Melinda said...

sounds like a great storu

Katrina Gehman said...

This sounds like a great book. Im always looking for somethimg new to read.

Growing Up Madison said...

Now who wouldn't want an Amazon gift card. I'm always shopping there so I know I do.

Janet W. said...

I would put it towards a new toy for my grandson this Christmas.

Julie Baswell said...

Kathleen's books are all good. And very emotional.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I love books that make you feel. I love to read, wish I had more time to do it.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

Sounds like a great book. Thank for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I would probably just buy some things for the house.

Anonymous said...

I would buy Maze Runner the dvd.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Holly S. said...

I love books that contain real historical facts as a part of the story. This one sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Scott said...

Not my cup of tea, but exactly the type my wife enjoys. Will use the winning gift card to buy her a copy!

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

You always review the best books. Oh and I think this is an awesome giveaway. $15 Amazon gift card!!!!!! I love it

stacey dempsey said...

I would save it for when I do xmas shopping

bn100 said...

books

Terri. said...

I would get a new book or two if I won.

anne marie Carter said...

I would use this Amazon gift card towards purchasing a book.

Mary Bearden said...

Save it to buy books when I see one that I really want. Or I could use it on dog supplies, but will probably save for books!

Deanna Stevens said...

I'd spend it on a new book & coffee to enjoy while reading :)

richelle bowers said...

I would put it towards Christmas shopping

Alex Roach said...

I would use it to continue reading the outlander series on kindle!

corey1971 said...

I would put it towards Christmas presents for my kids. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Jenny Scheldberg said...

This is definitely a book I could get sucked into.

Jody Doncaster said...

I always have a wish list of books and DVDs on Amazon it would go towards!

Katherine Riley said...

I am saving towards getting me a nice sewing machine.

Juana said...

I would spend the GC on a couple of e-books.

Juana Esparza

Christy Maurer said...

I'd buy a book off of my daughter's Christmas list!

 
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