After Her - Joyce Maynard Read my full review: opinion: I have to say that I was incredibly conflicted in my review of this book. I LOVE Joyce Maynard's writing and have read a good chunk of her books. The writing in this story was somewhat "cheesy" and that drove me absolutely nuts. On that note, it is set in the 1970's, which was a really "cheesy" time.I also didn't feel that the characters nor the storyline were as developed in the other books that I have written by this author. In my humble opinion, this book definitely started off stronger than how it wrapped up.