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Winner:
2017 Christian Small Publishers Association, Book of the Year

Country music bad boy, Chase Bradington is on the comeback trail. Fresh from rehab for alcohol addiction and transformed by the power of Christ, Chase is battling to rediscover the music he loves and a career he nearly ruined. Then he meets up-and-comer, Pyper Brock and instantly sparks ignite. Despite her
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Paperback, 290 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Pelican Book Group
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Wendy Sparkes
What do you do when your world falls apart? Your life is a mess, your best friend has died...and it’s all your fault?

How do you find forgiveness?

What do you do when you have been hurt and betrayed by the person who is supposed to love and protect you?

How do you forgive?


Marianne Evans takes us through a powerful story as our hero comes back from alcohol addiction. He is broken but determined to live a new life...but that new life won’t be easy and challenges hit right from the start of his releas
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Dana Michael
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Forgiveness by Marianne Evans is the first book I have read from this author. It has a very emotional inspirational message about "forgiveness". I enjoyed it and really felt the pain the heroine, Pyper felt as a little girl being abused by a drunk father. I also felt the pain 20 years later by the man who sought after her forgiveness. I loved Chase, the hero. He, becoming a Christian as an adult after being in rehab for alcoholism is very mature in his faith for a fairly new believer. I loved ho ...more
deb
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Forgiveness

I could not put this book down. I became intrigued with Pyper and Chase and I needed to know more about their journey. I needed to know when forgiveness would come knocking on their door and ask them to let him in. I needed to know that the honesty and truthfulness they exhibited toward each other would continue throughout the story. I needed to know if Chase was going to keep walking the path of wholeness and would Pyper walk out of fear into love. I needed to see these characters co
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Robin
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book. Very well written. Strong characters. Easy to read but can be extremely painful in many parts. As the adult child of alcoholics myself, I found this book to be helpful in dealing with some of my own issues. The hardest issue being, of course, complete forgiveness. What a tough topic to tackle, even if it is a fiction story. The truth of the matter runs throughout. Thank you, Marianne, for writing such a great book. I loved it!!!!! I highly recommend this one for everyon ...more
Marianne Evans
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book in response to a call I felt to explore the issue of substance abuse, reform and redemption. What took me by surprise, and taught me so much, is the way Forgiveness became such a multi-layered, roller coaster journey of re-finding 'self' and counting yourself worthy of God's grace as well as extending genuine forgiveness to one who has hurt you. I hope you enjoy the journey! God's blessings!!
Julia
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Forgiveness by Marianne Evans is a contemporary Christian romance. It has a strong message of forgiveness and God at its heart.
Forgiveness is as essential to life as breathing. We have all been forgiven and we all need to extend forgiveness. We are all covered by God's grace. Forgiveness is not easy. There is no gradient on forgiving - we just need to do it. Forgiveness sometimes needs help from God. It is not always possible to do but it is God's way. "Forgiveness... accept it and give it on Hi
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Andrea
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The first words out of my mouth when I finished reading this book were "Great Book! Great Message!"
I thought this book gives a truly amazing lesson about forgiveness. Forgiveness for all, not just those we choose to forgive. If you believe God has forgiven a person, then how can you not forgive another person that claims to and has shown by his actions to have changed? Forgiveness is for all. The author has given this lesson wrapped up in a wonderful story. There is Chase, the former bad boy of
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Elizabeth
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Forgiveness
By Marianne Evans

Forgiveness is a very powerful story by Marianne Evans about our hero , Chase, coming back from rehab from his alcohol addiction . The author grabbed me right at the start and did not let go till the end. When you get ready to read Forgiveness be sure that you have some reading time ,because where you start you will not want to put it down till you finish. I loved the story and the characters. Chase wants to rediscover what he use to have . I love that Chase became a
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Diana Montgomery
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Marianne Evans writes wonderful Christian romance books. Even being a Christian I need ask for forgiveness probably daily. This is a story of one such sinner Chase Bradington country singer into alcohol and pretty much ruined his career decides that's not the kind of life he wants anymore. Meets a new singer Pyper and has a big interest in her. Pyper is going to keep back from him she knows his pass. Pyper to has a pass she needs to heal from. Will both seek forgiveness so they can move on with ...more
Linda Rainey
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tears flow as I read this incredible, powerful book.
Forgiveness,in my opinion, is hard for anyone, even a Christian.
This is a problem I struggle with daily.
This author shows the awesome power of God to show mercy and redeem the lowliest sinner.
One passage I loved, " God's will is perfect, even when we fall and make mistakes,even when we mess up his plan and leave him to pick up the pieces and reassemble them into something good."
Thanks for your words and I eagerly await other books.
I received an
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Janice Sisemore
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, read-in-2016
Forgiveness

Great characters, great descriptions, one of those books I hated for it to end. One I just wanted to absorb all the words in it. This book touched my soul. I could see everything play out like a movie in my mind. I was given a advance copy by the author and publisher in exchange for a honest review, I am so thankful I was given that privilege. One of the best books I have ever read.
JoAnn
Aug 23, 2016 added it
This is a great Christian romance. Well written with a good story line. I love music and this story is centered around two individuals who are in the business of making music. If you enjoy a good clean romance I recommend this book to you. Fast and easy to read. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for this honest review. I have read other books by this author and look forward to reading many more.
Karls
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The best book by Marianne Evans, yet! I knew it would be, but was pleasantly surprised to find it was better than imagined.

This story acts as a beacon in our own heart as it exposes the fragile depths of Pyper Brock's childhood pain. I met Pyper in Heart's Key when she was five years old. What a blessing to see how beautiful she has become as a young woman.

Nancee
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Country music singer, Chase Bradington and Pyper Brock are both haunted by ghosts from the past. Chase nearly crashed his career when a wild ride with alcohol and loose women rocked his world. Pyper's early years held frightful memories of a formidable alcoholic father who beat both her and her mother, and before Pyper's 5th birthday he kicked them both out of their home.

Both Chase and Pyper are very strong characters, as are supporting characters throughout this moving story. Chase discovered G
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Alicia Lowery
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Overall I enjoyed the story of Forgiveness.

Some things that bothered me were:

- the cover art. I don't drink so I felt uncomfortable being seen reading this book. Also it looked very low-quality.

- the amount of errors I found in the book. Words left out. Mis-spelled character name. Etc.

- the story got VERY bogged down in the counseling. It almost seemed like the author was a counselor and was writing from that perspective instead of the lead character's perspective.
Cindy
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We all need forgiveness; from God, each other, and ourselves


Chase Bradington, a well-known country music singer, had a very public fall from grace – his alcohol addiction was well-publicized. The book begins with him leaving rehab, focusing on a new start, trying to earn forgiveness. Chase is unwavering in his determination not to relapse. As he moves into his new life, can Chase forgive himself for Shay’s death? Will he truly accept forgiveness from God? Can he help others forgive?

Pyper Brock i
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Pattisue
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*This book contains themes of alcoholism and domestic abuse.
“Addiction is part of your journey, but it’s not the full story. Nor is it the end of what your life is meant to say.” This is a hard-hitting, raw, emotional story about facing the demons of your past head-on and conquering them. Chase Bradington is a troubled country music star who rose to fame from his early garage band days. He was a shooting star who erupted on the music scene only to burn out quickly into alcohol addiction. After s
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Anne
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'd give this book more than five stars if I could. I adored this story! Of course, I'm a sucker for musician stories, and in this book, both main characters were in the music world! The redemption of Chase, and the way he lived his newfound faith, was a breath of fresh air to read. And the way he was with Pyper made my heart melt. Such a wonderful story of what it means to truly live out your faith and to forgive, even when it seems impossible.

I already know I'll be reading more books by this
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T. Rosado


4.5 STARS!!

After 6 months in rehab, country music singer Chase Bradington is working on a comeback. The evening of his first comeback performance, Chase meets meets Christian music singer Pyper Brock. When asked to perform together on a future project, Chase and Pyper begin a tentative romance. Pyper has her own dark past that she never wants to revisit and when old hurts resurface with a surreptitious tie to Chase, bitterness and resentment threaten recovery, family and new love.

Forgiveness is
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Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Forgiveness. This is something I think we all battle with, at least I know I do. It's always nice to see reminders of it that give me a little push in my own life. That is exactly what this story has done for me. Reminded me that God's forgiveness is there for us to take, and we really should apply the same principle in our lives. Forgive others even as Jesus forgave us.

I immediately identified with both Chase and Pyper, and I automatically wished they would get together after their very first
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Becky Lewis
Marianne Evans pens a poignant love story that will challenge every Christian's commitment to forgiveness. Pyper Brock,against her every intuition, falls hard for Chase Bradington, a recovering alcoholic who is attempting a comeback in the music world.

When she finally decides that perhaps Chase and God can heal her broken past, that selfsame past slams against her like an unexpected tsunami. Will Pyper live up to her words she professes, or is there a limit to "Forgiveness"?

The tension Ms. Evan
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Sharon Dean
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Forgiveness
By: Marianne Evans

Heartwarming stories unfold throughout....

Have you had to ask for forgiveness? Has asking for that forgiveness been difficult? I think we can all say yes, but to some, asking doesn't come easy. That's where the story of Pyper and Chase comes in. Throughout the pages of their story, they teach us that asking for forgiveness is hard but it's easy when it comes from the heart and you have faith in God. It wasn't easy for them and the road they traveled was very rough a
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Renette Steele
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Marianne Evans award wining stories and Forgiveness did not disappoint. It was everything I've come to love about her pure romance-- Pure delight!

Once while mowing the yard a little Gardner snake reared it's head up at me, I pushed the mower at him and that was that. As long as I didn't think about it nothing much became of it, but if I talked about it that snake got bigger and more dangerous.

In Marianne Evans book Forgiveness Pyper learns love your neighbor is easier to do with some and
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Carol
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story is original, but for you who are Christians there should be a warning - it is about an alcoholic coming back from rehab. He is learning how to come to live off the alcohol - and on CHRIST. This book has a lot of course language and it takes sexuality right up to the line but it doesn't go over it as far as I know - that is the caveat - once the language and sex came about - being a strong Christian - I could not go any further - the book was well written and the story line was strong a ...more
Michelle Kidwell
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Forgiveness

by Marianne Evans

Pelican Book Group

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2016

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Chase Bradington a country music bad boy is on the comeback trail, after completing Rehab.

Pyper Rocker is an up and coming country music star who is at war in her heart, a war between the past and present a war Chase wishes he could help her battle.

Can Pyper overcome her past hurts, and let hers
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Joan Arning
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a wonderful story of how you set yourself free when you forgive the person who has wronged you. Both the male and female protagonists are Christian singers and were extremely well written. Pyper is haunted by memories of being physically and mentally abused by her biological father when she was a small child. Chase is a recovered alcoholic. I don’t usually care for books about Hollywood stars or singing stars but I was touched by this book by Marianne Evans. I will be l
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Sonnetta
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author and I loved it. the story made you want to know how all these issues will be resolved. Pyper and Chase are reminders how God is a God of second chances. I love how the characters were recording a song about forgiveness and that was the issue the had to face.

You are reminded that forgiveness is not about the person but about you and your relationship with God. An unforgiving heart only captive is you and not the person who needs to be forgiven.

If you are str
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Julie
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book takes a serious look at the power of forgiveness in our lives and the lives of those we forgive. I could feel both sides of Pyper's struggles with forgiveness. I loved how Chase and the other characters in the book rally around her and help her in her journey. There are many journeys of forgiveness in this book with different characters. This book is well written. It deals with serious issues but also has some fun along the way with some clean romance. A thumbs up from me! I was given ...more
Lientjie
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A well written, moving story that shows the power of forgiveness. The characters are believable, and you feel their pain and joy. While this book can be read as a stand alone, it is a follow up to Hearts Key, so it was great to reconnect with the characters, and to read Pyper's own story.

I received an advanced reader copy of Forgiveness. I was not required to leave a positive review. My opinion is 100% my own.
Estelle
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Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create.

Her Christian women’s fiction debut, Devotion, earned the prestigious Bookseller’s Best Award as well as the Heart of Excellence Award. Hearts Communion earned a win for Best Romance from the Christian Small Publis
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