Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Sweet Foriveness – by Lori Nelson Spielman

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

#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. 

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman is one of my fave books ever and I was really excited when I got accepted for Sweet Forgiveness on NetGalley.

Hannah Farr, is the face of New Orleans TV world with her show, she has a gorgeous boyfriend, who also happens to be the mayor of the town and she has great friends. A letter including a forgiveness stone changes everything for her. She gets it from Fiona Knowles, who was in school with her, Fiona seeks forgiveness for how mean she was to Hannah in school. When Hannah finally takes it serious and a new job opportunity comes up, Hannah decides to go see her mother after 20 years. The story is complicated and Hannah is really fighting with herself.

She meets vineyard owner RJ and they get on really well, but there is still Michael. And he is not supportive of her situation at all. When her life is about to be revealed to her audience and the whole city all Michael is worried about is his fame and success.

Hannah has done something bad in her past, when she was a child, it’s all connected to her mum and her mum’s new family. Little did she know that someone else she knows, is part of it and she’s going to hurt that person. This book is about Hannah’s journey of seeking forgiveness and finally making peace with her past. It’s beautifully written and really gripping. I felt really close to Hannah and I really liked how she learned something in this book.

The whole story is really emotional, deep and touching. Hannah’s moments with RJ added a fresh and unique spark to it. The storyline flows beautifully and the message of the book is wonderful. It’s a book about a life lesson and Lori found a great way to turn it all into an amazing story! It’s about forgiving, but also about learning what you really want in life and fighting for it! Hannah had to fight until the end, but I think she gained a lot…

A soulful, gripping and special tale about forgiveness, written in the most brilliant way!!!


My possible cast:

Hannah: Jennifer Garner

Lori Nelson Spielman on Twitter: @lnelsonspielman
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