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Reviewed by Linda Harlan for Readers' Favorite
"The Quest for Forgiveness" grabs your attention within the first few lines when Brianna Bays is introduced as a stunning young performer who captivates her fans with her musical talent as well as her beauty. As you take life’s journey with Brianna, you will encounter both laughter and tears as you travel back with her to her childhood in Iraq through her adoption and her quest for the truth about her life and who her real parents were. A birthmark in the shape of a heart above her right eye embarrassed Brianna for most of her life but she believed it was the only evidence to link her to her biological parents. As she endlessly searches for answers to her past while still maintaining a successful, fast-paced life as the nation's top entertainer, it seems as if more questions than answers develop. However, Brianna’s search for peace culminates in her decision to accept Jesus as her savior and the search for her real parents comes to an unexpected finale.
If a book doesn’t capture me immediately I will put it down. However, J.L. Rothdiener is able to spin her tale in such a way that you find yourself turning each page with anticipation. The story line evolves ever so quickly and I found myself totally engulfed in the journey for Brianna's "quest for forgiveness". I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone.