Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Finding Mercy by Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Finding Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
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.


When Mercy abandons Captain Elijah Hale to search for her true identity, he goes after her. With the threat that bounty hunters might be hot on her trail, Mercy does all she can to stay ahead of the danger, frustrating both the bad men who are after her—and Captain Hale who wants to find her and escort her safely home. But when she stumbles upon clues that help her learn who she is and where she's from, the danger escalates and she has to learn to keep her friends close and her enemies even closer—if she can determine which is which!

My Thoughts:

“…don’t forget, I am a woman who is prepared.”  (p. 379)

Mercy is a woman who overcomes a great deal in spite of amnesia that has stolen her past completely.  She knows only what she has recorded in her journal, and the information found there seems to draw more and more trouble.  Mercy’s story began in Traces of Mercy, and as her journey continues in Finding Mercy, it becomes quickly apparent that justice is something meted out by whomever can pay the highest price.

I thought Mercy’s troubles were pretty severe when she was almost hanged for treason, but with bounty hunters on her heels at every turn as she seeks to uncover her true identity, well….the woman has trouble galore!  I love the way her character develops as she uncovers the truth about her past and the decisions she must face as her life is put in jeopardy time and time again.

From the moment I understood that Mercy was a woman sharpshooter brave enough to fight in the Civil War, I was captured by her story.  I never dreamed it possible that the second book of the series would have more twists and turns than the first! What a thrill ride!  I highly recommend this book to everyone!  It is most excellent!

Read my review of Traces of Mercy HERE.

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

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