And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan

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The Miracle of Mercy Land captures you with its beautiful cover. It makes you just want to jump right into the book! This was my first read by River Jordan, and I was not disappointed. The fiction begins with Mercy Land, a young lady born in an intriguing way that is living out an intriguing tale. Mercy is a "Bittersweet girl" through and through. She began her life in little Bittersweet Creek and has moved on to the "big" city of Bay City.

River has created a small list of big characters for Bay City. The book introduces us to them and gives us a slice of each of their stories and identities. The focus of the book is on Mercy, her boss the newspaper editor Doc, and mystery man John Quincy. Supporting roles go to Mercy's Aunt Ida, Miss Perry that runs the boardinghouse, and Opal, Doc's wife that passed away. Each of these characters bring an authenticity to the story.

Doc has been bestowed a mystery gift. He & Mercy must figure out what the gift is, what it means, and what they are suppose to do with it. When any of us receive a gift we are faced with human emotions of greed and jealousy. Mercy & Doc also face these emotions. They have to overcome them to complete the task they've been assigned. Only they still aren't sure what the task is...........

With enough mystery to keep you turning the pages, The Miracle of Mercy Land is a quick, quirky fiction read. Often while reading I thought of the verse Ephesians 6:12

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
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I received this book for the purpose of review from Waterbrook Multnomah. The opinions are entirely my own.

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