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Apres Ski Pop Up Event with Author Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

03 Feb, 2020 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I had the opportunity last weekend to attend a Pop up Event featuring Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt and Jenny Jin. The Montage Deer Valley was beautiful, with spectacular views and delicious appetizers. BookSparks were wonderful hosts.

Katherine’s 4th Book The Gift of Forgiveness is due to be released by Penguin March 10, 2020.


A fresh, inspiring book on learning how to forgive–with firsthand stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace

“When we learn to embrace forgiveness, it opens us up to healing, hope, and a new world of possibility.” –Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Written with grace and understanding and based on more than twenty in-depth interviews and stories as well as personal reflections from Schwarzenegger Pratt herself, The Gift of Forgiveness is about one of the most difficult challenges in life–learning to forgive. Here, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt shows us what we can learn from those who have struggled with forgiveness, some still struggling, and others who have been able to forgive what might seem truly unforgivable. The book features experiences from those well-known and unknown, including Elizabeth Smart, who learned to forgive her captors; Sue Klebold, whose son, Dylan, was one of the Columbine shooters, learning empathy and how to forgive herself; Chris Williams, who forgave the drunken teenager who killed his wife and child; and of course Schwarzenegger Pratt’s own challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life. All provide different journeys to forgiveness and the process–sometimes slow and thorny, sometimes almost instantaneous–by which they learned to forgive and let go.

The Gift of Forgiveness is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace.

Can’t wait to read it!

Katherine describing the process and interviews.

The influencers who attended were able to shop the shelves of advanced Reading Copies and finished books. Here’s what we had to choose from…

The Opposite of Fate by Alison McGhee

Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald

The Nine: A Novel by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee

Oona Out of Order: A Novel by Margarita Montimore

Little Secrets: A Novel by Jennifer Hillier

The Tenant by Katherine Engberg

A Witch in Time by by Constance Sayers

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Comment below and let us know which books you would have picked up…