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A Past Forgiven

Heartbeats University, Book 2
Narrated by: Lorana Hoopes
Series: Heartbeats University, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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She's running from an abusive past. He's angry at God for the death of his brother. Can these two hardened souls find love and healing together?

If there's one thing Jess Peterson has learned from her past, it's that she can use relationships to feel in control, but when she meets Emily and starts seeing the way she lives, Jess begins to wonder if there is more than meaningless flings in life.

Chad Michaels didn't always jump from woman to woman, but when his brother was killed, he turned away from God and decided not to fall in love again. That is, until he met Jess. Something about her draws him in, but when she begins seeking God, will it tear them apart?

Find out in the second stand-alone Heartbeats University book.

©2017 Lorana Hoopes (P)2018 Lorana Hoopes

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  • Natalya
  • CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA, United States
  • 12-12-19

Healing

Abusive past, troubled relationships, anger and … God’s forgiveness and healing.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All opinions in this review are my own.

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  • JM
  • 12-10-19

Happy ending against the odds

This is a story of the difference God can make on your life, despite any mistakes you make. great story!

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Wow

Ms. Hoopes has written another great book. What happens when your'e trying to escape a past that has turned you bitter. You have a roommate who is a Christian and nothing seems to upset her. In this book they seemed to do a lot of things they should not. But eventually they find God That's what happens with Jess and Chase. You need to know what makes them make the decisions they do. Great book and I highly recommend it.
I did receive a free code to get the book to hear it but not for the book itself. Its well worth paying for the book. She does a great job narrating the story. I gave this review of my own free will and honest opinion.

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Very Good Book

Lorana does a wonderful job narrating! I really enjoyed the story. It did a good job of bringing to light abuse and how it can affect our future decisions. It also covers being angry at and blaming God for things and how we need to not do that. This book is a book of redemption and it leaves you feeling good.

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  • Sara
  • cleveland, mn
  • 10-30-19

Powerful and Emotional Story

I can't even say all the emotions I was feeling during listening to this audiobook! such a powerful and emotional story! Lorana Hoopes did an outstanding job on writing this story and narrating it!

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  • Trixie
  • Grifton, NC United States
  • 10-24-19

A Past Forgiven

A very good book about God's love and his forgiveness. I enjoyed listening to it, and following the lives of the people that showed God's love to those who needed it. Highly recommend!

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Redemption Love

A love story that transforms a young girl from her abusive, addicted home to a wife and mother. Our past shapes who we are but Jess shows us how God can redeem and restore. This starts out as a college romance with a young couple doing their best to not have any emotional attachment both running from their past. In one year they are in a place no one expected them to be, a happy healthy relationship. Great listen, and discussion starter.

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  • Pat
  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  • 10-21-19

Inspirational story

I didn't think I would like the story at the begining as Chad & Jess are very worldly & I couldn't figure how the christian aspect would come into the story. But it does! Jess' roommate, Emily, is the catalyst. I really loved her attitude & actions in the story. This is certainly a story high school, college, young adults or anyone should read to learn how not to act when on their own & how to act when something unwanted happens to you.

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A New Life

Jess is a young woman just starting college. She has fled a life of abuse and want a new start. She asked for a room to herself but was placed with a perky, religious girl named Emily. Jess tries to do everything she can to annoy Emily but Emily remains her usual positive self. Jess begins a sexual relationship with Chad, the TA of her Psychology class. These two are in bad places in their lives; because of her abusive past Jess uses her body to get what she wants and Chad has turned his back on God since losing his brother. Jess likes Chad but always feels empty after a night with him. Chad cares for Jess but doesn’t want a relationship. Emily continues to talk to Jess about God and little by little, gets through to her. Emily convinces Jess to start attending church with her and introduces her to her friends. Jess is afraid she will be judged but quickly learns how accepting Emily’s friends are. Jess realizes that she doesn’t want to continue down the path she is going. Something happens and she will have to make a decision that will change her life and her future.
A Past Forgiven is a story about faith,
friendship, trust and forgiveness. Jess felt alone and God placed Emily in her life to help her find her way to Him. I love that Emily was patient and never gave up on Jess. She immediately included her in every aspect of her life. Chad has his own problems to work through but he was a positive influence for Jess as well. This was a well written, feel good story that with a positive message. The author did a wonderful job as narrator too.

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Story of redemption

A Past Forgiven

In this coming of age story, we see a young lady that has been through a very difficult childhood full of abuse. When she arrives at college she finds that she is not in a private dorm room, and on top of that revolting news, she is saddled with a “perky blonde” that also is a strong Christian. She meets and becomes involved with the TA in her psychology class and things progress. This is not a story about easy subjects, but is a story that you will get drawn into from the first. God redeems the past of the past of these two hard-hearted individuals and brings a bond that only He can accomplish.