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Worth Forgiving

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Can prejudice and mistrust threaten an ex-con drug addict's new beginning?

After spending three years in a Texas prison on drug charges, Katie Smith is released to rebuild her life. Full of optimism, she sets out to get a job, rent her own place, and make a home for her eight-year-old daughter, whom she had to give away. She could use a friend, but her past choices threat
Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by Pen-L Publishing
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Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worth Forgiving by Janet K Brown is a Christian novel about second chances and God's amazing grace. It is the second book in the Wharton Rock series but can be read as a stand-alone. I had not read the first book but found any background information needed was given.
There are many themes in the novel and over them all is God. God is the God of second chances. "God gave you a second chance. He's got a plan for you." No-one has ever messed up so badly that they are out of reach of God. God longs f
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book focus is on the youngest sister, Katie. I always worry a little bit about coming into the middle of the series. Sometimes you have a hard time following along. But Janet Brown did an excellent job of filling in the reader on other characters. So even if you haven't read the first one you can fall right into the story.

Katie was a really well thought out and strong character. There were some hard things in that happened to her and just as in real life she made mistakes and triumphs. Kati
Beverly McClure
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you have a friend, acquaintance, or family member that once was in prison? What happened when they were released? How were they accepted once they moved back into the community and tried to make a new life for themselves?

I have no personal experience with such a situation and never thought about it, until I read Author Janet K. Brown’s latest novel, WORTH FORGIVING, Book 2 in The Wharton Rock Series. Boy, did she open my eyes to what an ex-convict faces. Maybe not all of them, but I imagine a
Sherry Ledet
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth Forgiving is written by Janet K.Brown and was a gift to me for a review. I'm so grateful to her for this book because I've enjoyed it so much. It is the story of a young women's determination to put her life back together after 3yrs. in prison. After moving into a halfway house and getting a job in a café Katie meets a young minister who shares a part time job as a youth minister with his day job as a police officer. He is intrigued by the pretty blond waitress who serves his hamburger and ...more
Gail Kittleson
Sep 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women
The title of this hard-hitting story says it all. Is Katie, a recently released convict imprisoned for her drug connections and allowing her daughter to be kidnapped, worthy of mercy?

This question haunts both Katie and Larry Pullman, a police officer and seminary graduate seeking a pastorate. The theology of unconditional love runs in Larry's veins, especially with his own checkered past, but he must answer another query: Does his attraction to Katie form a reliable basis for marriage?

It's hard
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worth Forgiving is a well written Christian novel. The story of a young woman with a troubled past of drug addition, a prison term trying to rebuild her life after being released. My heart broke for her as she faced problem after problem. I enjoyed Katie's story so much that I look forward to reading her sister Lacey's story as well.
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Janet K. Brown

Janet K. Brown lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles. Writing became her second career after retirement from medical coding.
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