- Libro de bolsillo: 304 páginas
- Editor: Mills & Boon; Edición: First edition (1 de septiembre de 2006)
- Colección: Silhouette Superromance
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0373712677
- ISBN-13: 978-0373712670
Forgiveness (Mills & Boon Superromance) (Silhouette Superromance) (Inglés) Libro de bolsillo – 1 sep 2006
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Ria Channing fled from her family six years ago, running away after committing a sin no parent could forgive–driving drunk in the crash that killed her younger brother.
The golden child, gone. The demon child, walking away unharmed.
Now Ria is back, hungry and exhausted, fighting for survival…with a son of her own. The loving home she left, though, no longer exists. Her parents, once so adoring, have divorced. And Ria regrets returning to the family she destroyed.
But when her mother's protective friend Sandor Wolfe confronts Ria about her rebellious past, he's intrigued by her vulnerability. Soon loyalty and love collide. Sandor may have to choose, and there may be a price.
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A letter to Rod Stewart resulting in a Cinderella birthday for her daughter sowed the seeds of Jean Brashear's writing career. Since becoming published, she has appeared on the Waldenbooks bestseller list and has been a finalist for or won numerous awards, including RWA's RITA Award, Romantic Times BOOKreviews Career Achievement Award, National Readers Choice and Dorothy Parker Award. A lifelong avid reader, she still finds it a thrill to see her name on the cover of each new book.
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Like its prequel, this is a powerful story. It is only slightly diluted by the fact that some passages are repeated verbatim from "Coming Home." One of its strengths is a much greater role for Sandor, whose love helps Ria find her way to forgiveness.
Basically I think it was a worthwhile read but the ending was too smaltzy for me. Everyone pretty much just cried and forgave each other without any real hashing out of the lifelong anger and abandonment issues that tore the family apart in the first place. The romance didn't even really rate and seemed superfluous at best.
Another thing that really bothered me was the way the parents dealt with their troubled child. They are supposedly such great people and loving parents yet I couldn't find any real reference to their having sent Ria to therapy or maybe considered medication. If she had problems with theft and alcohol as a teenager I would have assumed some serious attempt at professional intervention would have been warrented. But no, they just blame it all on her being "troubled" or a "bad seed". Not good parenting in my opinion.
Harlequin SuperRomance #1267 - April 2005
I am aware of the usual critical flaws in this book, ie. rushed romance at the end, and what some may say is too much focus on Ria's despair, or too depressing subject matter. For me, none of that distracts at all from the beautiful story told. Ms. Brashear, from the very first pages, had a grip on my emotions. The first scenes are of Ria struggling with her deathbed promise to her best friend and then as they approach the door for that first knock, her reassurances to her son, that the people who live there will love him very much. And then Ria prays to herself Please, oh, please ... Mother, don't punish him for my sins. Okay, that's on page 11, and it made me reach for the tissue box and let me say that the box was rarely far away for the remainder of the book! If you're in the mood for a good cry, this is definitely the book to read. There were scenes so poignant that I wanted to openly weep; so deeply did this author reach me. As far as the romance between Sandor and Ria, it is a sweet one. It was shadowed considerably by Ria's story but I didn't find that disappointing as this was more a story of healing than a love story. This is one book I won't be forgetting anytime soon.
A definite Must Read. You could read it without reading the first one (as told through the parent's eyes), but I would suggest reading them in order to understand everything. ENJOY!