No.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.
"Spielman spins an effervescent tale in which betrayals fizzle out into human weaknesses and grudges dissolve into mercy. Bright prose, a plucky heroine, and more than a few plot twists make for a delightful, light read." - Kirkus Reviews "Spielman's heroine is both likable and relatable, and the power of confession, forgiveness, and love shines all the way through this touching novel." -- Library Journal " Sweet Forgiveness will make you rethink everything you know about forgiveness and love." -Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives "Delivers living, breathing characters and a page-turning plot that forces us to admit that the histories we have constructed for ourselves may be more fiction than fact, and the role we actually played may be less victim than villain." -Julie Lawson Timmer, author of Five Days Left