The Unforgivable by Tessa Stockton

 

Book Blurb:   of   The Unforgivable by Tessa Stockton

Accused of the worst war crimes in the history of Argentina, Carlos Cornella is despised by a wounded nation…

“I’m in love with a monster. That’s what people call him anyway: monster, murderer, kidnapper, torturer, sociopath, even the devil. His crimes are so terrible that he may be unforgivable. But I have come to know him as something else. I know him as God’s Treasure. And I’m not sure what to do about that. So, here’s my story.”

My Review

Argentina’s Dirty War is a very difficult subject to talk about, but this is what The Unforgivable by Tessa Stocktan is about. Genevieve meets this guy when she is in Buenos Aires at a craft show to see her quilts. He seems nice enough, but those she is staying with, and the people in the area hate him because of his background. He was involved in the horrible actions of the tortures and military atrocities that went on during the war and everyone hated him. Could God ever forgive him for what he had done? Or is this a sin too big for God to tackle? How will the people react if God does forgive this man Carlos?

I hadn’t read a lot about this subject so I was shocked at some of the things that happened in this book. I felt the author researched information well and explained the conflict between the different sides pretty well as she told this story. Some of the scenes were difficult to read because she was explaining the horrible things that happened in the war.

Genevieve’s attitude toward Carlos was because of the Cross. She knew God could forgive Carlos because He can and will forgive anyone who is truly sorry for their sins and turns their life over to God.

This was my first book by Tessa, and I will for sure be reading more of her work. She writes with love and conviction about what is on her heart, creating a cast of unique and believable characters as well as a unique story that is difficult to tell. I admire her willingness to write about the horrible actions that took place. And her picture of God’s forgiveness to anyone who truly believes is very touching and heartwarming. I appreciate the truth of forgiveness so well brought out in this book.

I suggest that you go get a copy of this book and read it, you will learn a lot about the Dirty War of Argentina and also the love and forgiveness of our wonderful God.

I received this book free from the author to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

 

About the Author

“For in him we live and move and have our being”  Acts 17:28

A choreographer, dancer and musician, Tessa worked in the Christian performing arts for over twenty years, including directing the International Christian Dance Theater under the auspices of missionary organization, Global Ministries. Besides traveling worldwide in performance and outreach endeavors, she contributed as a writer and editor for the ministry’s newsletter.

Now retired from dance, Tessa enjoys crafting novels at home and working as a ghostwriter. She has edited political literature for patriot groups and politicians. Tessa also served on the Leadership Team of Cross County Patriots-Tea Party, a group in which she co-founded with a handful of dedicated and passionate individuals who labor to instill and maintain conservative values in America’s Republic.

Of German and Jewish descent, Tessa’s upbringing filled her with many questions yet she acquired a solid foundation. Through all, including a unique exploration of human rights, she has come to a very real understanding of who Jesus is, what he came for, and why. The call placed on Tessa’s life, through fictive writing or otherwise, involves bringing spiritual comfort to those who battle an assortment of ethics.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest near the coast of Washington State, she currently lives in the Southeastern U.S. with her devoted husband and whirlwind son.

She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and the Lost Genre Guild (LGG). Tessa is also a regular contributing blogger for the International Christian Fiction Writers (ICFW).

Author’s Website

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 22:00:39

    Corrie ten Boom described reconciliation with Germans in her book The Hiding Place, despite her own incarceration and that of her family, and the death of most of them, in Nazi prisons and camps.

    Reply

  2. splashesofjoy
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 22:04:30

    I know I read The Hiding Place a couple of times. Awesome book!

    Reply

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