I disagree with the previous reviewer who felt Brad's need for forgiveness hurt Emma and that God was already working in her. Emma had not moved on at all, keeping relationships at bay and feeling she was unworthy of the love of God or any man. Her need for forgiveness was as great as Brad's, but she didn't think she could have it.This is a wonderful book: this is probably the way this type of situation should work out for all involved to find forgiveness and move on, but, sadly, I'm afraid in real life people rarely seek to handle it in this way. Perhaps this book will lead to comfort and forgiveness for those who read it. May it be so.
Another excellant book by Karen Kingsbury. Shades of Blue is a story that teaches about forgiving yourslef along with apologizing to others you have hurt. The book also shows when God is in your life all things are possible.