Forgiven. Not Forgotten

Christian - Fiction
44 Pages
Reviewed on 08/11/2013
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Author Biography

Dominique is a married mother of 2 children who writes short stories that everyone can relate to. Real Stories about bad parents, jealous neighbors, backstabbing friends, cheating, love, pain and more. The stories are written with biblical messages intermingled in the pages, for the reader to be encouraged and seek change through the pages. We often cannot solve our own problems, but maybe, we can see them in the pages and solve them this way…
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Forgiven. Not Forgotten. by Dominique Wilkins is about Jo Pembrooke who is a teenager with low self esteem and from a low income family. She falls in love with Kenneth Edward Biale and marries him. Kenneth walks into the house one day to find Jo with her friend Joseph. Though only a friend, Kenny expresses his dislike over the incident. Their relationship is not the same the after that. The twist in the story comes when Jo finds out that Kenny is having an affair.

I enjoyed the story because there is a message in it. The message is uplifting and positive and any book with a positive message appeals to me. The characters and the story in the book are so human and identifiable. That is what makes it even more reader friendly. Jo and Kenny are so real and they are a couple with whom you can identify. The problems they face in their marriage is also something many of us can identify with. It is easy to understand that the story is written based on real life events.

The story is fast paced and clear. It also deals with low esteem and relationships and how Jo overcomes them in a positive manner. The conflicting emotions that run through Jo's mind when she discovers that Kenny is having an affair with another woman is handled well by the author. Will Jo put up with Kenny's infidelity and spend the rest of her life with him or will she be able to forgive him?