1886-May 31, 1889
Handsome, strong, reliable Braedan Egan was all Charlotte Lange ever wanted in a man. From the time, she was a young girl Charlotte dreamed only of Braedan. Growing up as neighbors in the close-knit community of Johnstown, PA the Egan and Lange families were always together.
After the murders of Charlotte’s grandparents, it seemed logical that the Egan boys, Braedan and his younger brother Chas, who had also tragically lost their parents, would move onto the Lange spread and help protect orphans Charlotte and her two best friends, Isabel and Rose Holliman. Together the five friends would form a “family” with Braedan taking over as head of the group. Braedan’s hard work in the coalmines of Johnstown provided for his charges. It was his growing awareness for the blossoming Charlotte that made Braedan realize that he wanted more from her then just friendship. Planning a future with Braedan, Charlotte is finally going to have her dreams come true of a life filled with happiness with Braeden at her side. That is until town bully, millionaire Louis Craig, decides Charlotte’s fate for her, at the cost of the most precious thing in her life, the love of Braedan! Then an even bigger catastrophe strikes, that imperils the entire town, for on May 31, 1889 Johnstown, Pennsylvania was in for one of the biggest disasters in US history! Could there be a rainbow at the end of the storm for Braedan and Charlotte?
Author Dana George has outdone herself with her second novel, Waiting for the Rainbow. Mixing in the dynamics of the major historical event that took place in Johnstown PA in 1889 with the romantic tale of Braedan and Charlotte makes for a non- stop adrenaline- pumping read! I could not put this book down and neither will you! You will laugh and cry right along with this eclectic group of friends, written so realistically they leap off the pages and right into your heart!