Jane Lorenzini has co-written two New York Times bestselling books with Today co-host Hoda Kotb. Now, Jane is releasing her first novel called After the Rain. Jane will be a featured VIP author at the Authors in the Round dinner on October 12, 2018, and will hold a panel discussion at the Southern Festival of Books from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Nashville Public Library Special Collections Room with a book signing event afterward. This event is FREE and open to all.
About After the Rain and Jane Lorenzini (from the press release):
January 1888. The small town of Fort Myers is buzzing about a possible visit from famous winter residents Mina and Thomas Edison. When the local newspaper reports that the couple needs a gardener for their riverside estate, nearly everyone lines up to apply.
For twenty-five-year-old Belle Carson, a painful childhood secret has kept her world — and her hopes for the future — small. But with lush gardens already sprouting in her imagination, Belle decides to fight for the job and the opportunity to move from a cramped storage room to a charming cottage next door to the Edison homes and laboratory. Yet, when her dark past threatens to destroy everything she has so carefully cultivated, she must battle harder than ever for her best life — and the chance to live it.
Jane Lorenzini spent thirteen years as a television journalist in various cities, including Fort Myers, Florida. There she interviewed a horticulturist at the historic Thomas Edison winter estate, an expansive botanical wonderland. After leaving broadcasting, Jane co-wrote three non-fiction books (with her dear
friend Hoda Kotb) about inspirational people and their journeys. Curious about whether she could create fiction, Jane recalled her passion for the
historical treasure – now the Edison and Ford Winter Estates — and set her debut novel there.