AFTER THE FOG~ KATHLEEN SHOOP with #giveaway and #review

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.
AFTER THE FOG by Kathleen Shoop is an interesting Romantic Suspense set in 1948, Donora, Pennsylvania, a steel town where the “killing smog” takes place. A fascinating tale of endurance, secrets, truimphs, adversity, hope and sacrifices. Heartfelt and a tear-jerker with historical elements based on true facts. Emotional as well as compelling. Ms. Shoop pulls the reader into this soap opera type tale of familial secrets, environmental issues and so much more. Well written with engaging characters, and an intriguing storyline.  Don’t let the length of this tale, about 420 pages, stop you from reading “After the Fog”. A satisfying read!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More




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4 Replies to “AFTER THE FOG~ KATHLEEN SHOOP with #giveaway and #review”

  1. It is definitely a satisfying read. The length of it doesn't matter, except for the fact that you will not want to put it down.

  2. I would spend a GC on a book, of course! After The Fog sounds great!

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  3. Thank you so very much for reading and reviewing!! I do love Rose, but I realize not every reader does. Thank you for taking the time to share her world!

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