A SISTER'S FORGIVENESS
The second Women of Pinecraft novel is a telling tale of how one’s actions have consequences, even in the case of an accident. Schmidt’s descriptions are so real and raw that you can empathize with the characters’ emotions. Valuable insight and perspective is garnered from the alternating points of views.
Sadie and her cousin Tessa are eagerly awaiting the first day of school. Having recently obtained her learner’s permit, Sadie allows Dan, her popular boyfriend, to convince her to drive. A chain reaction is set in motion, resulting in Tessa’s death. Sadie and Tessa’s moms, who are best friends as well as sisters, struggle to maintain their relationship. Their faith stresses forgiveness, but is that possible? (BARBOUR, Jun., 321 pp., $12.99)