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Unforgivable by Sharon Robards
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Aug 23, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: indie, australian-author

“Nuns walked across the wooden floor, not speaking, accustomed to the screams as much as to the smell of ammonia. Business as usual. Except for the girl crying out and the swish-swish of black or white habits, the scene resembled a silent movie—quiet and without colour.”Unforgivable

Powerful and poignant, Unforgivable has an authenticity about it that goes way beyond mere historical fact. The people are real, the emotions complex and deep. The standout character for me was Sister Gregory, a nun with both empathy and conviction. A nun who didn’t always agree with the Catholic doctrine.

The story summons up conflicting emotions. Sadness, because even though it’s fiction, it’s what actually happened in 1960s Australia. Admiration for those same teenage girls, who despite being forced to give away their babies sight unseen, never forgot. Or forgave.

Highly recommended. If you enjoyed Love Child, the Australian TV series, you’ll love Unforgivable.
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Reading Progress

August 23, 2014 – Shelved
August 23, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
September 9, 2014 – Started Reading
September 10, 2014 – Shelved as: indie
September 10, 2014 – Shelved as: australian-author
September 11, 2014 – Finished Reading

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Brenda Great review Vicki!


Suzanne I agree with Brenda :)


Brenda You'll enjoy it Suzanne:)


Vicki Tyley Thanks, Brenda and Suzanne. :)


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