Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book Review: A Sister's Forgiveness by Anna Schmidt



A Sister's Forgivness
(Women of Pinecraft, #2)
by Anna Schmidt
Received for review from publisher via netgalley
Adult Christian (Mennonite fiction)
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Average Goodreads Rating: 4
Pages: 320

Before I get into my review, here's the summary from Goodreads:

Teenage cousins Sadie and Tessa are best friends, just like their mothers, sisters Emma and Jeannie. Their families are close and the girls themselves are inseparable. And then the unthinkable happens. A single instant of Sadie’s inattention causes a tragic accident—and Tessa is dead. Everything changes in that moment: Jeannie’s lost her only child, Emma’s daughter is facing legal consequences, and both families are reeling from grief and loss. 

Soon sorrow becomes bitterness as Jeannie’s marriage disintegrates and Emma’s two children are mired in guilt and depression. But through faith, can each sister find a way from heartbreak to forgiveness?

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: First off, I'd like to thank netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to review this novel. And secondly, I didn't read the previous one in this series. However, you can start at this point and be fine. The characters in the first novel are vaguely mentioned in this one, but are not the central story.

And now for my review, I really enjoyed reading this one. It was very well-written and one that was really enjoyable. The writing was compelling and the characters were interesting.

Sisters Emma and Jeannie's families are really close. But when Emma's daughter, Sadie hits her cousin Tessa with her car, she manages to kill Tessa and break the two families apart. This novel tackled the issue of forgiveness, family bonds, and faith in a very poignant way.

I found this book to be an emotional read, but one that I enjoyed reading.

I loved the pacing of this story and the real emotion I could tell each character was feeling. This novel switched perspectives and I actually enjoyed being able to dig deeper into each character's mind. 

One that I definitely enjoyed. I will be sure to keep an eye out for this author.

In Summary: A very well-written novel that I loved reading. A very engaging emotional read about families, faith, and forgiveness.

Warnings/Side-notes: Nothing comes to mind. 

The Wrap-up: I'm so glad I read this novel. It was a deeper read than a lot of the Christian fiction I've read lately, and I really liked that. This novel wasn't afraid to hit on some heavier topics in a meaningful way. Excellent read.

Love,

Danica Page


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