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Father Sweet
Father Sweet | J.J. Martin
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A shocking tale of secrets, guilt, and clerical child abuse. God has made you special, but I will show you how to have an extraordinary life. Show you true love, as God intended for our kind. Its 1978. Blackburn Hamlet is a typical suburban village in eastern Ontario. In this vibrant Catholic community, life revolves around family and church. Then the safe comfort of both is destroyed by the arrival of a predator priest. When charismatic Father Sweet invites his new favourite altar boy on a camping trip, the boys parents insist he go. Trapped in the woods, the boy struggles to evade the priests sexual advances. But Father Sweet forces him to make an impossible choice. Twenty-five years later, he is lost, broken, and angry. His fathers death reveals secrets that spur the man to relive his own past. Desiring justice, in need of healing, he discovers, in a daring rescue mission, a way to achieve both.
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WOW. 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Do you think this will make the Giller Longlist next month? #CanLit

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Can't stop reading! Ripping through this one.

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Just read the Author's Note. That was a gut punch.
Strapping in and here we go.

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The trouble with putting 23 books on hold is that they all come in together! I have #CanLit, #OzLit and #USLit here. 😊