Monday, October 20, 2014

Finding Mercy by Michael Landon Jr & Cindy Kelley

Finding Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley

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.
Kay's Comments:  A great story!  This is the second and final book in the "Mercy" series. While I think this book can stand alone, this series is worth the full read. Start with Saving Mercy by the same authors.
When I picked up Saving Mercy, I expected the son of  Michael Landon to write a "sappy" and sentimental story. I was wrong. While it does contain some sentimental ideas, these are few.  In fact, the storyline makes the reader hope for more truly sentimental moments. The writing is appropriate for harsh circumstances, yet there is hope.
Civil War and its aftermath are hard to me to read. A war with brother against brother is the most senseless.  This book and its prequel left me full of emotion and, ironically, wanting more.
 You are fortunate to  find this when you can read book both in the series at the same time. After the first one, I could hardly wait for the second.  I was not disappointed. It is a combination of conflict, deception, strength, faith and a bit of romance.  Well worth the read!!!
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. 

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