Sunday, March 20, 2016

Forgiving My Daughter's Killer By Kate Grosmaire

Forgiveness is possible even in impossible circumstances.
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.

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Kate Grosmaire became an educator about Restorative Justice after her daughter was killed. She and her husband are the cofounders of the Ann Grosmaire “Be The Change” Fund, a charitable fund to promote forgiveness and restorative justice practices. Kate lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Such a healing book! A MUST read
 I could not put this book. This was such a powerful book on forgiveness. As a mom  myself reading this was very hard, I cried and sat in awe. The Lord was with this family through this tragedy and they showed what a true Christian really is. Hard as it is everyday forgiving the boy that they opened their home to after shooting and killing their baby girl. They stilled loved him and showed him God's love after what he took from them.
Grace, Faith, forgiveness. We all need to read this book. We can all learn from this family. I'm just not sure if I could have forgave like  Ann's mother did. The whole time I was reading this I kept asking myself how she did it. I know it was all with the Lords help. I say this again, this was a very powerful book. I beg you PLEASE read this book.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I love true stories, this one sounds like a hard read. But I look forward to reading it.

  2. I couldn't imagine going through something like she did. I will be sure to read this one.

  3. This sounds like a really good book of forgiveness. I look forward to reading it.

  4. Wow what a powerful book on forgiveness! Thank you Mary for this review!

  5. Sounds like a really good book on forgiveness. Forgiving is one of the hardest things to do.

  6. I will take in every word of this book. Sounds like she has an incredible testimony.

  7. I love to read an encouraging testimony. I am ging to buy this right now. Thanks

    1. Natalie, You are the WINNER I will get your book right out to you!

  8. it takes someone special to share their story to encourage and teach others through their tragedy, hardships and overcoming the odds.

  9. This sounds like a touching emotional read.

  10. This sounds like a very powerful read that could possibly touch everyone that reads it.

  11. It sounds like this is one not to be missed. Thank you for a great review, Mary.

  12. Love testimony books !! Sounds like a great read . Blessings DanaGirl