Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Finding Mercy by Michael Landon, Jr. and Cindy Kelley

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!

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

My review:
   Ever since I finished the first book in this trilogy, I have been waiting for this one to come out. The first book ended with a major cliffhanger that made you want tor read the next book, but it wasn't out.

 This book picks up where the first book left off and has as much excitement and intrigue as the first. It was a fast read for me, even with it not being my favorite genre' of suspense. The heroine of the story continues to get herself in and out of trouble through the book, and there are several surprises in the story.

 I obviously wasn't around in the time period of the Civil War, but I felt the authors did a great job of not just telling a story, but of showing what the attitudes were most likely like in the South towards former slaves, and the difficulties the slaves faced of being free people.

 Both books have been great so far in this trilogy, but this one was even better than the first. I highly recommend.