Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NetGalley Review Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer: A True Story of Loss, Faith and Unexpected Grace


Book Blurb

On March 28, 2010, Kate and Andy Grosmaire received two pieces of news that would change their lives forever.

The first was their worst nightmare: “Ann has been shot.”

And the second was the dumbfounding addendum: “Conor was the one who shot her.”

Their nineteen-year-old daughter had been killed by her boyfriend, a young man who had lived with the family and had come to feel like part of it.

In a beautiful, tragic testament to the liberating power of forgiveness, Kate Grosmaire tells the story of her daughter’s murder at the hand of her boyfriend—and the stunning, deliberate forgiveness and help that Kate and her husband offered to the young man who shattered their world.

Part memoir, part spiritual testimony, Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer is the story of a family whose faith was put to the test and so found the capacity to do far more than they could have thought or imagined.

Book Review  

I absolutely loved this book!!! My heart broke and ache with each page turning event. This is one journey that will stay with me forever. I felt the same pain as the mother, Kate did, for I also lost a child years ago. The loss of a child is so painful, but the grace that the parents, Kate & Andy show in their true story is just amazing and overwhelming with love for Conor, the killer.  As I read this journey of  Kate & Andy who learned to forgive their daughter’s killer I could not but think and question, even with God’s power if I could ever show has much compassion and love as they do in this story. This story holds so many lessons anyone could learn from. 

My Rating
5 Stars