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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Michael Landon Jr's and Cindy Kelley's Traces of Mercy~ Reviewed
From Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley, authors of "The Silent Gift" and creators of the hit television film "Love Comes Softly," comes an exciting historical romance set in post-Civil War, and filled with suspense and faith-building values. At the war's end, a young woman suffers an accident that leaves her unconscious and alone. Waking with amnesia, she takes the name Mercy and wants more than anything to find out the truth of her past. But then a handsome stranger arrives, who may hold the key to everything she has forgotten. What he knows could devastate her future, and even end her life. Written by two proven storytellers, "Traces of Mercy" is perfect for anyone who loves historical fiction, prairie-based tales, or just a good romance.
Traces of Mercy is takes place during the Civil War. We are introduced to a young woman who has been in an accident and can’t remember who she is or where she came from. She is nursed to health by kind doctor and taken in by an order of nuns. With no name to speak of, the nuns call her Mercy. In the meantime, she is introduced by the town’s eligible bachelor, Rand. They begin to have feelings for each other, but Mercy is hesitant as she is afraid that one day she will remember that she is not free to marry him. Eventually, they do become engaged, but before they can proceed with the wedding, someone from Mercy’s past shows up and tells her who she is. When she decides to flee to spare Rand, things get more complicated than she expected.
This was a very good book, and as I came to the end, I was saddened to see that it ended with a cliffhanger, meaning I have to wait for another book to find out what happens next! I really enjoyed it. This is one of my favorite time periods to read about. I’m looking forward to book two!