The Forgiving Kind

The Forgiving Kind

In this masterful new novel, set in 1950s North Carolina, the acclaimed author of The Road to Bittersweet and The Education of Dixie Dupree brings to life an unforgettable young heroine and a moving story of family love tested to its limits. For twelve-year-old Martha ?Sonny? Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family?s cotton farm. She, her two brothers In this masterful new novel, set in 1950s North Carolina, the acclaimed author of The Road to Bittersweet ...

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Title:The Forgiving Kind
Author:Donna Everhart
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B07CWDSQS7
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:370 pages pages

The Forgiving Kind Reviews

  • Cheri
    Nov 10, 2018
    4.5 Stars ?Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.? --Mark Twain Chapter 1 ?1955 Daddy never wanted to do nothing much other than grow cotton, and the way he?d gone at it, we figured that would be the thing to kill him, but i...
  • Sue
    Sep 02, 2018
    If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. Donna Everhart has once again given us a young main character who in many ways is wise beyond her years as she tells us the story of her early years. The setting is rural NC in the 50s. The descriptions are so well done that you can feel the...
  • Tammy
    Feb 01, 2019
    Wow! The Forgiving Kind is a page turning coming of age story set in the South in the 1950?s. I loved the story of Sonny and her family. Donna Everhart did a magnificent job bringing the characters to life for me with the dialect and descriptive writing. I found myself glued to the p...
  • Krista
    Jan 16, 2019
    Rating: 4 stars (with a Trigger Warning) This latest book from Donna Everhart, ?The Forgiving Kind?, is a heart-tugging gem. It had me in a high state of anticipation or anxiety from about page thirty, onward. I knew this story, as it continued to unfold, probably wouldn?t end...
  • Betty
    Dec 31, 2018
    Just finished this, and I am completely blown away! Wow... just wow. I'll be sharing my review soon, and I just hope I can do justice to this amazing book. ...
  • Libby
    Mar 27, 2019
    This is my first book by Donna Everhart, but it will not be my last. Hailing from my home state, I enjoyed her southern voice and the engaging host of characters that peopled this complex and intriguing story. A coming of age story about a twelve-year-old girl, Martha ?Sonny? Creec...
  • Angela M
    Jan 13, 2019
    On a cotton farm in 1950?s North Carolina, a family working hard together, getting by, are happy and content with life as it is. We meet a sweet young girl Sonny Creech who inherits from her father a love of the land and the power of divining. Their lives are changed forever when her...
  • Debra
    Dec 30, 2018
    1950's North Carolina "Water Witch", twelve-year-old "Sonny" Martha Creech loves her cotton farm. The farm, and her family are her entire world. Her father, her two older brothers, her mother and she work the land. It is all she has ever known, and she loves it just as much as her f...
  • Annie
    Jan 25, 2019
    Donna Everhart books are always a priority. I requested this one as soon as I saw it on Netgalley, because her other two books had been favorites of mine. And while THE FORGIVING KIND was a different experience for me, I still believe Donna Everhart is a wonderful writer and this is a ...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Jan 02, 2019
    My first read of 2019 and it was an amazing five stars. The Forgiving Kind was a complex and delightful read. I absolutely adored this book from start to finish. I was immediately pulled in and intrigued by these irresistible characters and couldn?t seem to read fast enough. I w...
  • Tina Woodbury
    Apr 26, 2019
    I love this book! I was addicted to this story from the opening pages! The book starts off very grounded and family-oriented. But just wait ? there is a whole lot more to this book than what initially meets the eye. Lloyd and Olivia Creech are the proud owners of a successful cott...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    Dec 26, 2018
    Donna Everhart can only be described as an exceptional writer with an innate gift for storytelling that from my earliest childhood I've always associated with sitting on my grandparent's front porch in either a rocking chair or a wooden swing, the southern air wrapping its steamy, frag...
  • Carol
    Mar 05, 2019
    4.5 Stars GREAT READ! A 1950's cotton farm. A loving, happy family....until tragedy strikes....until the deal....until evil enters their lives. THE FORGIVING KIND is an atmospheric coming-of-age story told thru the eyes...and heart...of 12 year old Sonny as she, her family and a good f...
  • Linda Zagon
    Nov 29, 2018
    I loved everything about Donna Everhart?s novel, ?The Forgiving Kind?. ?The Forgiving Kind? has all the ingredients of an amazing,intriguing,intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling and thought-provoking Novel. The Genres for this book are Fiction, Suspense, Mystery and Hi...
  • Susan Peterson
    Sep 07, 2018
    When is 5 stars not enough? When a book transports readers to another time and place, a cotton farm in North Carolina in 1955, a brutally hot summer filled with drought and despair. When the story of a grieving family fills readers with anguish and heartache and fear and hope. When the...
  • Judy Collins
    Jan 16, 2019
    I loved THE FORGIVING KIND! Review coming. ...
  • Kate Vocke
    May 10, 2019
    This book. It's so, so special. It's endearing and heartwarming, but also peppered with loss and a bit of magic. Sonny is the most special part about it. Equal parts heroic and vulnerable, her strength is captivating. Her wide-eyed sincere reactions to tragedy and ignorance just warms ...
  • Colleen
    Feb 17, 2019
    Twelve-year old Martha ?Sonny? Creech loves her family and their cotton farm. Although her brothers aren?t as keen about the farm work, Sonny loves working the fields alongside her father. It?s hard work, but it?s in her bones. When tragedy strikes it looks like they?re goi...
  • Donna
    Jan 22, 2019
    Well, that's all right, mama That's all right for you That's all right mama, just anyway you do Well, that's all right, that's all right. That's all right now mama, anyway you do ? by Arthur Crudup, recorded by Elvis Presley Snakes hide in grass ? people, behind their lies...
  • Eldonna Edwards
    Jun 22, 2018
    Captivating Historical Fiction, Unforgettable Characters Donna Everhart once again achieves the difficult task of expertly weaving light into a dark story, this one rooted in a 1950s cotton farm where, much like the delicate bolls in the field, uncontrollable circumstances can shred...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 28, 2019
    Absolutely loved this one! ? ? ? ? ? Donna Everhart, author and North Carolina native, is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Her stories are filled with unforgettably endearing characters and a sharp honesty about the times in which these characters are living. The ...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Mar 07, 2019
    This book! My heart, it's broken. This is gritty Southern fiction set in the 1950's in North Carolina. Martha aka Sunny is her daddy's darling, he's a cotton farmer. He doesn't have high ambitions in his life but he loves his family and will do whatever needs done to take care of them....
  • Susan
    Feb 23, 2019
    This is a compelling coming of age story set in 1951 North Carolina. When Martha "Sonny" Creech's father dies in a tragic accident the family is left with limited resources to stay on their cotton farm until a neighboring farmer offers them a deal they are unable to refuse. An engrossi...
  • Karen Kay
    Dec 22, 2018
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Written in twelve-year-old Sonny's voice, there is no place more beautiful than her family?s cotton farm in 1950's North Carolina. When her father dies suddenly, her stricken family struggles to fend off ruin?until th...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    Jan 31, 2019
    4.5 stars ?Even when you believe someone else might be in the wrong, sometimes the best way is to simply forgive them. Don?t you think?? What exactly does it mean to be the forgiving kind? What does it take to forgive? Is there a line beyond which you could no longer forgive ...
  • Nadia
    Jan 11, 2019
    4.5 stars The year is 1951 and 'Sonny' Martha Creech, a 12 year old girl, lives a happy life on a cotton farm in North Carolina with her parents and two older brothers. Sonny adores her dad and wants to be just like him. One day, when Sonny and her brothers are tending the farm, a t...
  • Jypsy
    Jan 09, 2019
    I hate to say I disliked The Forgiving Kind,but I really did. It's a dark story with serious issues throughout. It doesn't appear that way, but it's evident in the story once you start reading. I wasn't looking for a story full of issues, so I didn't enjoy this one. ...
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    Feb 27, 2019
    I really liked the southern slag in this book. Everhart had it down pat. I cried and I was angry. This is one of those books that you love to hate. Sonny was my favorite character and she made the whole story. I wanted to kill Mr. Fowler with my bare hands. This was really good, gritty...
  • BookGypsy
    Feb 11, 2019
    A remarkable story that I won't forget. This pulled me in deep and had me holding my breath at times. I'm a fan of Donna Everheart ,her stories of the deep south are my favorite. They just keep getting better. A compelling read that stays with you long after the end. ...
  • Glenda
    Aug 28, 2018
    I was lucky enough to win ?The Forgiving Kind?, by Donna Everhart and after reading it, I have never had a book that I have identified with more. This book takes place in the 50s, with such accuracy that I felt I was there, remembering the little details she described. She stayed v...