Book Review: The Leap of Forgiveness by April Geremia

This post was originally part of my old book review website “Christian Book Lady,” which I will be shutting down next week.

I give this book 4/5 stars.

Category: Contemporary Fiction :: Target Audience: Christians

Boy meets girl, girl falls in love with boy. You would think that the simple beginning of “The Leap of Forgiveness” by April Geremia would lead you down a predictable path to marriage and happiness, but normal doesn’t come easy for Joshua. His past is full of dark secrets, and many of them are unknown even to him.

Just when you think this story couldn’t get any darker, lavender envelopes start magically appearing the mail, offering with them the hope the protagonist needs to press forward. Maybe the stories they tell will be just the thing to help Joshua sort out his past and embrace his future.

I loved the complex characters in this book. The care that Geremia takes with each character’s story arc must be celebrated, as each one grows in their faith and confronts the past.

I did find some of the descriptions to be too much detail. I feel that several thousand words could have been edited out of the book, as I found myself skipping over full paragraphs in search of the continuing plot. That is why I gave this book four out of five. I can’t wait to read Geremia’s next project, whenever it comes out.

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