Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Book Review: Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson

About the Book:

The Inspiring Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Heart of the Frontier Series

Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help.

At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length.

When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.

My Review:

It was a pleasure to read Book 3 of the Heart of the Frontier series, Cherished Mercy.  Mercy, the youngest of three sisters who had traveled to Oregon Territory together in the mid-1800s, has always been a dear, but now readers get to know her on a deeper level.  She is just as talented, resourceful, and hardworking as her sisters, and she is especially kind and big-hearted.  She is not afraid to speak her mind when necessary.  I loved how brave and strong she was in the midst of danger.

Historical fiction fans will enjoy this novel.  Having read the other books in the series made this one more endearing to me, but it does stand alone-the background information is there.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

Visit Tracie's web site at: http://www.traciepeterson.com.

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