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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?