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Coming June 2, 2015
#1 international bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman follows The Life List with Sweet Forgiveness, in which a woman’s receipt of two “forgiveness stones” sends her searching for atonement.
The Forgiveness Stones craze is sweeping the nation—instantly recognizable pouches of stones that come with a chain letter and two simple requests: to forgive, and then to seek forgiveness. But New Orleans' favorite talk show host, Hannah Farr, isn't biting. Intensely private and dating the city’s mayor, Hannah has kept her very own pouch of Forgiveness Stones hidden for two years—and her dark past concealed for nearly two decades. But when Fiona Knowles, creator of the Forgiveness Stones, appears on Hannah’s show, Hannah unwittingly reveals on air details of a decades-old falling out with her mother.
Spurned by her fans, doubted by her friends, and accused by her boyfriend of marring his political career, Hannah reluctantly embarks on a public journey of forgiveness. As events from her past become clearer, the truth she’s clung to since her teenage years has never felt murkier. Hannah must find the courage to right old wrongs, or risk losing her mother, and any glimmer of an authentic life, forever.
the life list
In this utterly charming debut — perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S., I Love You and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life — one woman sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects.
Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she’d written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen.
Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision—her childhood dreams don’t resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places.
News & EVENTS
Please join me at an event if you’re in the area. I’d love to see you!
May 7, 2015~11:00 am~Grand Rapids Women's City Club, 254 Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
May 22, 2015~12:00 pm~Book signing, Mayersche Buchhandlung, Düsseldorf, Germany
May 22, 2015~4:00pm~Book signing, Mayersche Buchhandlung, Cologne, Germany
May 23, 2015~12:00 pm~Thalia Bookstore, Bonn, Germany
May 24-May 31, 2015~Paris, France (Events to come)
June 6-7, 2015~Printers Row Lit Festival, South Loop, Chicago, IL (Time TBA)
June 25, 2015~Schuler Books, Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing, MI 48912 (Time TBA)
August 12, 2015~McLean & Eakin Booksellers, 307 E. Lake St., Petoskey, MI 49770 (Time TBA)
August 13, 2015~Saturn Booksellers, 133 W. Main St., Gaylord, MI 49735 (Time TBA)
August 15, 2015~Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684 (Time TBA)
August 16, 2015~Horizon Books, 115 S. Mitchell St., Cadillac, MI 49601 (Time TBA)
November 5, 2015 ~Elk Rapids Historical Society, 301 Traverse St., Elk Rapids, MI 49269 (Time TBA)
November 11, 2015~Isabella County Women's Initiative, Look Who's Talking Fundraiser, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Time TBA)