As the novel opens Candace is battling the world of showbiz. As a Christian, Candace no longer wants to sing worldly songs and she is unpopular with her record label. She wants her life to glorify God.
After is a novel with God very much at the centre. He is a God of new beginnings and second chances. As Candace is told ‘Man wants to toss you aside after one mistake. God holds you after ten thousand.’