Monday, November 4, 2013

Traces of Mercy Book Review

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 About the Book

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.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Traces of Mercy, go HERE.

 My Review

Aside from watching the Love Comes Softly movies, I had never read anything made by Michael Landon Jr. This book he wrote with the same lady that helped him create the movies so they have worked together for a long time. This is a fantastic book and I hope there are more to follow!! 
This book is set at the very end of the civil war and takes you on a very unexpected ride. Mercy is a women who is found unconscious in clothing that only a man would wear and with a gun shot wound. She wakes up not remembering anything, not even her name. During this time period amnesia was not heard of often but the doctor helped her and sent her to live with some nuns. The author also adds journal entries written by Mercy so the reader can see what she is thinking. I liked this part because she remembered nothing and I can't imagine what that would be like!
Anyway the book continues and she finds a man and it is a very fast romance. Right before things become series between the two, a man tells Mercy he knows who she really is, which the reader partly already knows. 
The book ends abruptly and I am dying to read what happens next. I loved this book because it is so different. Most women weren't involved with the war and in the fiction books they are undercover spies, this is different. 
I think a lot of readers won't like the ending-it's not happily ever after. But this is a great book and looks to be a good series!

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

Check out Landon's website to learn more about him and this book. 

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Traces of Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2013)
Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley

Michael Landon Jr., son of television legend Michael Landon, is an award-winning storyteller, first in television and film, and now in books. His print works include One More Sunrise co-written with Tracie Peterson.
Cindy Kelley is the co-author of the novel The Silent Gift, and Traces of Mercy. Her career as a screenwriter with long-time writing partner, Michael Landon, Jr., began with the adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit, which had a theatrical release. Several television movies followed, most notably Love Comes Softly, (based on Janette Oke’s novel) which won a CAMIE Award and the Epiphany Prize for Movie Guide’s most inspirational television movie of 2003. Cindy and her husband, Jim, make their home in the Southwest; have three adorable grandchildren and four big dogs who rule the house.

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