Friday, October 4, 2013

Traces Of Mercy

by Michael Landon Jr. & Cindy Kelley
David C. Cook

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.

My Review:

The mysterious circumstances surrounding Mercy's past made for an excellent story. Found bloodied and wearing men's clothing, she has no idea who she is, where she's going, or who she knows. She is a sweet young woman, with a wonderful disposition and good heart. My fascination just grew when it was revealed what she used to do for a living - so completely opposite of the kind of woman she is when she wakes up. 

While I found that the story flowed smoothly after a while, the first seven chapters were all action and minimal description. I actually enjoyed this because I have been known to fall asleep reading wordy descriptions and ultimately, that discourages me from reading the rest of the book. This novel is part mystery, part romance, and part historical fiction. The novel ended with some more mysterious disappearing  and definitely left me wanting more!

This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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