I grew up watching Little House of Prairie so the name Michael Landon is a well known name in my household. So when I saw Michael Landon Jr’s name on a fiction book, then I was definitely on board. Traces of Mercy: A Novel (Mercy Medallion Trilogy) is the story of a Civil War Sniper who has a secret. A big secret! But then the war is over suddenly and ‘Mercy’ is the only name this lady who wears mans trousers can call herself. Living with the doctor and then the nuns is an adventure that Mercy is not sure she is ready for. But what will happen when Mercy is confronted with who she really is?
Traces of Mercy Book Review
About the Book
I love when the main character of a book is not predictable. Mercy is not one to go along with the crowd just because it seems to be the right thing to do. She may be living with the Nuns, but she is constantly bucking the system and trying to remember and figure out who she is.
At the war’s end, a young woman suffers an accident that leaves her unconscious and alone. Waking with amnesia, she takes the name Mercy and wants more than anything to find out the truth of her past. But then a handsome stranger arrives, who may hold the key to everything she has forgotten. What he knows could devastate her future, and even end her life.
Written by two proven storytellers, Traces of Mercy is perfect for anyone who loves historical fiction, prairie-based tales, or just a good romance.
About the Authors
Landon and Kelley, creators of the television film Love Comes Softly, have written another novel (after The Silent Gift) rich in drama, emotion, mystery and romance. The tale opens on a Civil War battlefield, moves to a convent near St. Louis and then to the cottage—a well-appointed lakeside home—of the wealthy Prescott family. At the center of this drama is Mercy, a woman who remembers nothing of her past and, clearly, her many secrets. She finds solace with a group of nuns, but when Rand Prescott visits the convent, her life takes another unexpected turn. Questions loom: what is the significance of the medallion Mercy wears? Will she and Rand find happiness? Will the mysterious soldier who seems to recognize Mercy help her finally recover her memory? Romance readers will enjoy the theatrics of this tale and will eagerly await the next book in the Mercy Medallion Trilogy. (Oct.)
You can read the first chapter here.
I received a copy of this book from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received.