Forgiven

Forgiven

by Lisa Helen Gray, Lori Ross, Cassy Roop

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BN ID: 2940151230452
Publisher: Lisa Helen Gray
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Series: Forgotten Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 251 KB

About the Author

Lisa Helen Gray (1987) born in Birmingham. All Lisa has ever wanted to do in life, apart from be a mother, is to read and write, and at a certain age she wanted to be a princess.
We can all dream, right?
Serious note though, she has been a passionate reader ever since her Nan first handed her The Three Gollywogs by Enid Blyton. After that, she lived in a land of fantasy.
First came Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Angel, and it went on to Twilight and The Hunger Games. Some would say she is a daydreamer, but she is just a firm believer that there is a happily ever after. Hence, her huge love of romance novels.
She got into reviewing other author’s novels, and then decided to publish her own work. Bringing us to her first novel, If I could I'd wish it all away (2014).

She always has her head stuck in a romance novel and is often (too often) reminded of this. When she hasn't got her head stuck in a book or writing her next novel, she is glued to the TV series Pretty Little Liars, walking dead, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and of course, Veronica Mars.

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Forgiven (Sisters of the Heart Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
PamIPA More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed reading all 3 books in this series. Very good plots. Easy reading and good plots to follow!
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
I've been a big fan of the books in the Sisters of the Heart series since I picked up book one. For some reason, they read differently from other Amish books. It's fresh and light, yet takes into account realistic views of both the Amish and English world. I think what I like best is that there are those who do get a taste of the outside world but their decision to choose the Amish lifestyle is not forced or fake. I've read other books where the choice seemed to put the Amish world as a paradise or utopia as opposed to the sinful worldliness of mainstream America. These books put a refreshing spin on that topic and I applaud them for it. In this story the focus is on Winnie, the sister of Jonathan and sister in law of Katie. From the last book in the series, we learn that she has just gotten over a failed courtship and is attempting to move on. Unfortunately she's been severely limited due to being injured from a fire at Jonathan's farm. Therefore Sam, a university professor who left the Amish years ago, comes to her rescue and offers to take care of her while she's ailing. I really liked Sam and it was fun seeing him in both of his conflicting worlds. He fits comfortably in both, which is a nice change from seeing an Amish person so out of place in the English world. I really liked the chemistry between the two of them and it was realistic enough to understand how if affected Sam's final decision. I was also pleased with the conditions of his decision as it was realistic, again with small details that other books fail to mention. There are two other story lines that are taking place in addition to Winnie's and Sam's relationship. Jonathan is trying to find out who set fire to his barn and struggles with forgiving that person. It's understandable about his anger because his entire family could have been killed and the guilty party still won't fess up to the crime. Also taking place in the background is the upcoming wedding between Anna and Henry. I really liked seeing this even take place as it ties together the entire series and brings it around full circle. I really have enjoyed reading this series and I think it's one of the best Amish series that's out there currently. I'm going to be looking forward to the next series by Shelley when it comes out later this year.
mrsjason on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I've been a big fan of the books in the Sisters of the Heart series since I picked up book one. For some reason, they read differently from other Amish books. It's fresh and light, yet takes into account realistic views of both the Amish and English world. I think what I like best is that there are those who do get a taste of the outside world but their decision to choose the Amish lifestyle is not forced or fake. I've read other books where the choice seemed to put the Amish world as a paradise or utopia as opposed to the sinful worldliness of mainstream America. These books put a refreshing spin on that topic and I applaud them for it.In this story the focus is on Winnie, the sister of Jonathan and sister in law of Katie. From the last book in the series, we learn that she has just gotten over a failed courtship and is attempting to move on. Unfortunately she's been severely limited due to being injured from a fire at Jonathan's farm. Therefore Sam, a university professor who left the Amish years ago, comes to her rescue and offers to take care of her while she's ailing. I really liked Sam and it was fun seeing him in both of his conflicting worlds. He fits comfortably in both, which is a nice change from seeing an Amish person so out of place in the English world. I really liked the chemistry between the two of them and it was realistic enough to understand how if affected Sam's final decision. I was also pleased with the conditions of his decision as it was realistic, again with small details that other books fail to mention.There are two other story lines that are taking place in addition to Winnie's and Sam's relationship. Jonathan is trying to find out who set fire to his barn and struggles with forgiving that person. It's understandable about his anger because his entire family could have been killed and the guilty party still won't fess up to the crime. Also taking place in the background is the upcoming wedding between Anna and Henry. I really liked seeing this even take place as it ties together the entire series and brings it around full circle. I really have enjoyed reading this series and I think it's one of the best Amish series that's out there currently. I'm going to be looking forward to the next series by Shelley when it comes out later this year.
delphimo on LibraryThing 8 months ago
In this Sisters of the Heart series, the barn of Jonathan Lundy burns and his sister, Winnie suffers burns and fractures. Jonathan must know who caused this accident, even though the Bishop of the community rules to forgive and forget. While Winnie mends in the hospital, Sam Miller visits her. Sam left the Amish community to pursue a career as a college professor. On a third level, Anna and Henry prepare for their wedding. Many stories converge to the final chapter. The main emphasis of this story rests on the shoulders of the men and the decisions they must make to follow the rules of the Amish community. The book shows that life is not always rosy, but with God's assistance life can be a blessing.
judyg54 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is the 3rd book in the Sisters of the Heart series. This story follows up on Winnie Lundy (who you will read about in books 1 and 2). The book starts with a fire that destroys the Lundy's barn. Winnie is hurt in the fire and finds herself in the hospital. An Englisher, Samuel Miller, keeps her company while she recuperates. Sam was Amish but because of his desire to learn, left the Amish community and became a professor in the English world. As Sam and WInnie get to know one another there is a great struggle in both their hearts. Could Winnie ever leave her Amish world and could Sam ever come back to the Amish community and leave the English? One of them makes the ultimate sacrifice.I appreciated this series and how all the characters from each book were tied into the story. I liked how this author portrayed the Amish and how they interacted with the Englishers. In this story it was good to read of the struggles that run through Winnie and Sam's mind as they decide what they would be giving up and what they would be gaining if they made the decision to leave what they have known for years and step into a new way of living. Well done Shelley Shepard Gray! Although all 3 books in the series were good, my personal favorite was book 1.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The Lundy barn is destroyed by fire and Jonathan's sister, Winnie, is injured trying to save the animals. Jonathan discovers cigarette butts in the rubble and is determined to find who started the fire and bring them to justice. He cannot bring himself to forgive whoever started the fire, even though his religion says he should.Samuel Miller, who left the Amish community to earn a college degree, has returned and Winnie quickly falls in love. Both know that nothing can come of that love unless Samuel returns to his Amish faith...or Winnie joins the English world.A great read that will keep you guessing.
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Sammyjk More than 1 year ago
5 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession MY THOUGHTS~ I was provided with a Review Copy/ARC for review. Author Lisa Helen Gray killed it with this book! It was her best yet as far as I'm concerned! I could "hang out" with Dante every day, for real! LOVE him! Love this book! In Forgiven, we got to see more of the couples and people from the previous books in this series and a whole lot more Dante! Can't go wrong there! The author did a great job of incorporating the other characters' stories in with Dante & Kelley's. Sometimes that makes a story line sort of messy and confusing, but not this one. The author did an amazing job of putting everything together seamlessly. Like I already said, the character were awesome! They were all well developed and some even had layers to them that we didn't fully grasp before this book. I feel like I've known these people all my life! That's good writing, folks! I'm completely happy with how this whole story and series was wrapped up. Kudos to author Lisa Helen Gray!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story is 154 pgs. Book has 174 pgs (chapter starts, authors notes, etc. added.) 3rd in series. Good clean read.
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CarolP More than 1 year ago
This book wrapped up the whole storyline of the series in a very nice way. It was interesting to learn about the Amish way of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading.