Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Merciful Scar Book Review

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 About the Book
Kirsten has spent her life trying to forget. But mercy begs her to remember.

When she was in high school, a terrible accident fractured her family, and the only relief Kirsten could find was carving tiny lines into her skin, burying her pain in her flesh. The pain she caused herself was neat and manageable compared to the emotional pain that raged inside.

She was coping. Or so she thought.

But then, eight years later, on the night she expects her long-time boyfriend to propose, Kirsten learns he's been secretly seeing her best friend. Desperate to escape her feelings, she reaches for the one thing that gives her a sense of control in the midst of chaos.

But this time the cut isn't so tiny, and it lands her in the psych hospital. Within hours of being there she knows she can't stay--she isn't crazy, after all. But she can't go back to the life she knew before either.

So when her pastor mentions a treatment program on a working ranch, Kirsten decides to take him up on the offer and get away from it all. But the one thing she can't escape is herself--and her shame.

The ranch is home to a motley crew, each with a lesson to teach. Ever so slowly, Kirsten opens herself to embrace healing--even the scarred places that hurt the most. Mercy begs her to remember the past . . . showing her there's nothing that cannot be redeemed.(Goodreads)

My Review
This book first caught my eye with the authors-I'm a huge fan of both Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue. The second thing was the back cover and what this book was about-I had to read it. I was not disappointed! This is one of my favorite books of the year, I will need to pass it on so others can read it. 
The story is difficult to read, Kirsten has a lot of pain that she tries to escape by cutting herself. This story takes you through heartbreak, joy, healing, and change. After Kirsten is settled into a ranch to help her heal, her life changes, though things are still difficult and buried inside of her. Sweet love story, great ending(I want to read more) and wonderful characters this is a must read. 
I do think this book is directed more towards younger women but it is just as good of a story for anyone to read. We all have hurts and it's always good read about healing and God's grace. 

 Highly recommend.

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

 Learn more about the book and the authors here.

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