Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelson Spielman - Book Review
About The Book:
#1 international bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman follows The Life List with Sweet Forgiveness, in which a woman’s receipt of two “forgiveness stones” sends her searching for atonement. The Forgiveness Stones craze is sweeping the nation—instantly recognizable pouches of stones that come with a chain letter and two simple requests: to forgive, and then to seek forgiveness. But New Orleans' favorite talk show host, Hannah Farr, isn't biting. Intensely private and dating the city’s mayor, Hannah has kept her very own pouch of Forgiveness Stones hidden for two years—and her dark past concealed for nearly two decades. But when Fiona Knowles, creator of the Forgiveness Stones, appears on Hannah’s show, Hannah unwittingly reveals on air details of a decades-old falling out with her mother.
Spurned by her fans, doubted by her friends, and accused by her boyfriend of marring his political career, Hannah reluctantly embarks on a public journey of forgiveness. As events from her past become clearer, the truth she’s clung to since her teenage years has never felt murkier. Hannah must find the courage to right old wrongs, or risk losing her mother, and any glimmer of an authentic life, forever.
A little sass, a little brass, a little love, a little hate - all can be found in Lori Nelson Spielman's latest book, "Sweet Forgiveness." Friendships, mother/daughter relationships, old romance, new romance - you could just go on and on with lists about what's to like about this book. Spielman's writing is a joy to read, her characters are lively, and the plot premise is wonderfully unique - well, here I go on a list again!
Go get this book! You'll be glad you did! Perfect summer reading - or anytime reading, for that matter!
About The Author:
Lori Nelson Spielman lives in Michigan with her husband. Sweet Forgiveness is her second novel. She is currently on leave from her teaching job while she works on her third. Please visit Lori’s website at www.LoriNelsonSpielman.com
My thanks to Penguin/Random House for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.