Forgiving Tess

Tess Carson has finally turned her life around. After a string of bad decisions, she's making amends, paying debts, and working to bring her family back together. But when Tess's childhood crush re-enters her chaotic life, she's certain it's the worst time for romance. Even if he still has those mesmerizing dimples.

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About Forgiving Tess

In Tess's eyes, Josh Thorne has it all. As a youth pastor with a thriving ministry, he's exactly what she needs. He's stable, kind, confident, and not afraid of Tess's troubled past—even if she still has an entire town that insists her sins will never be forgotten or forgiven.

But when the demons of her past collide with the incredible promise of her future, Tess wonders if it's possible to forget and forgive. Does she have enough courage to try?

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A Reader's Comment

This story drew me in from the first page. Tess is trying her best, working two jobs, to pay restitution to those she wronged. The only soul who doesn't hold her past against her is Uncle Stu. The rest of the people in town--including her parents and her brother--treat her with disdain. And then there's Josh. The love between them is never in question, but he's a pastor and nobody believes Tess could ever be a pastor's wife--including Tess. Packed with emotion and a relevant message, this one's a keeper. From Penelope Marzec via Amazon

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