Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Traces of Mercy by Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley, review

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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.


You know when a book takes a bit to really get interesting and suck you in?  Yeah, this isn’t that book!  I was completely drawn in from the very first page and yes, ended up reading the book in one sitting.  Dropped right into the time just before the Civil War ended, with a sniper who was counting its victims (one hundred thirteen, one hundred fourteen…), the story immediately pulls you in and holds you there until the last page.

Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley are a terrific writing team and combined, have come up with a terrific story, believable characters and just the right amount of history blended in.  The book is Inspirational Fiction (Christian) but there is no preachy stuff.  While the ‘God’ aspect of books bothers some people (not me, however) you won’t be put off by this story.  That part is blended in perfectly.

And guess what?  This is going to be a trilogy!  I didn’t know that until the last page!  It ends with a cliff hanger and I was thinking “hmmmm” so I quickly looked online and sure enough, a trilogy!  I cannot wait until the next book.  Also, I think it would make a great movie/TV series, too.

I received this book from David C. Cook via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  Many thanks!


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