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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan Book Review


  • Price: $13.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-45705-9 (0-307-45705-2)

    From the publisher:

    Mercy Land has made some unexpected choices for a young woman in the 1930s. The sheltered daughter of a traveling preacher, she chooses to leave her rural community to move to nearby Bay City on the warm, gulf-waters of southern Alabama. There she finds a job at the local paper and spends seven years making herself indispensible to old Doc Philips, the publisher and editor. Then she gets a frantic call at dawn—it’s the biggest news story of her life, and she can’t print a word of it.
    Doc has come into possession of a curious book that maps the lives of everyone in Bay City—decisions they’ve made in the past, and how those choices affect the future. Mercy and Doc are consumed by the mystery locked between the pages—Doc because he hopes to right a very old wrong, and Mercy because she wants to fulfill the book’s strange purpose. But when a mysterious stranger shows up, Mercy begins to understand she may have to choose between love and loneliness . . . or good and evil . . . for the rest of her life.


    My Review:

    This book is written more like a movie with a narrator.  It made it a bit long for me.  I really need a book that doesn’t seem to repeat itself over and over.

    I felt like it was a little crazy and had a really hard time to stay focused. 

    The “mysterious” book  that just appeared in Doc’s office really didn’t fit the rest of the book – it made it Sci-Fi for no reason.  I just veer from anything Sci-Fi.

    Although the book was an easy read – I could not recommend it due to lack of substance.

    However, the cover art was beautiful!

    Blessings to you!  You are loved!

    Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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