As We Forgive by June Foster

Book Summary:

Tim Garrett saw Jess Colton back to health in Give Us This Day but can't control his own life. Tim wants nothing more than to serve God as a pastoral counselor, but first must prove to the staff and elders at Bellewood Fellowship he can handle the job he was hired to do -- work with the senior high youth.

Roxanne Ratner’s father abandoned her when she was ten, and now she doesn’t trust men. They’ll only hurt her like her parent did. She fills the empty place in her heart with shopping for designer clothes. Though the perky young hairstylist falls in love with the Tim, she must keep her distance from the handsome pastor.

Despite Tim’s efforts to prove himself on the job, everything works against him bringing him closer to dismissal. Tim has one last chance at Camp Solid Rock. When Tim learns a frightening secret from his youthful adversary, can Tim make a difference? Can Roxanne risk giving her heart to Tim?

My Review:

As We Forgive by June Foster is the second book in her Bellewood Series and follows Youth Pastor/Counselor Tim Garrett in is fight against his own anger issues, past hurts, as well as a battle within in the youth group that he doesn't quite understand, but is making him look bad.  

I really enjoyed this book about real-life problems and struggles and the hope we can find in Christ.  June has done a good job of conveying the inner thoughts of someone struggling with anger/unforgiveness and also someone who has issues with self-worth/shop-a-holic issues.  

While As We Forgive is the second book in this series, I don't believe that it requires having read the first book.  There is plenty of detail and information in As We Forgive to be understood completely.  I would recommend purchasing both for an enjoyable read. 

About the Author:

June Foster is a retired teacher who travels full time with her husband in their RV. Her adventures provide a rich source of information for her novels. She grew up in El Paso, Texas but moved to the magnificent northwest after she retired from teaching. She penned her first novel on her Toshiba labtop in 2010 as she and her husband sailed along the interstate. Now June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. Her novel Ryan's Father will be available from WhiteFire Publishing in January 2014.

Contest Information:

Leave a comment on this review for a chance to be entered into the As We Forgive Blog Tour Giveaway.  Our prize pack includes two sets of handmade cards (one monogrammed, one miscellaneous cards) A San Juan Island Pendant, and a Amazon Gift Certificate for $10.00.   Visit June's Blog ( for more chances to enter during the tour September 17th thru October 15th.  Deadline to Enter will be October 18th.  The winner will be announced on October 20th. 


  1. Thank you for the review, Ladette. (I love your name.) Blessings, June

  2. I also found this book to be very refreshing in the way it handled the real life problems of Tim and Roxanne.

  3. This was a good review and a good subject. sometimes it is hard to forgive someone, tho we try. I still think about those things from time to time and it still hurts. But, I love GOD and how would we do anything without HIM? Maxie ( )


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