Life After

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Title: Life after

Author: Katie Ganshert

Publisher: Waterbrook

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 343 pages


Life after is a fresh story with a complex plot. Autumn Manning is the sole survivor of a train explosion. Twenty-two others were killed and at first, Autumn’s name was on that list. She was mistaken for another passenger, Vivian Elliott. A year later Autumn is still struggling with all that has happened to her, including a broken engagement. To make matters more complicated, Vivian’s 12-year-old daughter, Reese, has been sending letters to Autumn and seems rather fixated on her.

To further confound the story, Autumn and Paul Elliott the widower, seems to be thrown together at every step. A tribute to the Train Track Tragedy brings everything to a head including the romantic relationship that has been brewing.

Truly Ganshert has written a compelling story of survival, trust and hope for the future. As is stressed often in this story, our God is a loving God.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Fans of Christian fiction and light romance

Christian Impact

Hope for the future and the goodness of God are major themes in Life After.

Other Notes

Contains an interview with the author


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Life After

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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