Every once in a while a book comes along that challenges your thinking, changes your perspective, yet entertains and satisfies you at the same time. THE FORGIVING HOUR is such a book. Like all of us at one time or another, Claire Conway is called to dig into the depths of her soul and find forgiveness. But forgiveness seems impossible after her husband betrays her with another woman.

When her unfaithful husband does walk out, a broken-hearted Claire struggles to get over the hurt and raise her son on her own. But for twelve years bitterness has eaten away at her soul, while her son, Dakota, has grown into a man who seeks God and has learned to forgive.

Dakota prays for his mother to find the peace and love hes found through Jesus Christ, never realizing his own faith will be tested when he brings his fiancie home to meet his mother. The shocking truth they all three discover is that sweet Sara, the love of Dakotas life, is the very woman his father betrayed his mother with.

Popular historical author Robin Lee Hatcher debuts on the inspirational scene with an amazing bookclearly blazing her own way and setting her own fine standards with a life-changing book that readers will read over and over again. (Feb., 384 pp., $14.95)

Reviewed by: 
Diane Johnson