Monday, November 4, 2013

CFBA Review: Traces of Mercy by:Landon/Kelley

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Traces of Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2013)
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.


From Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley, authors of The Silent Gift and creators of the hit television film Love Comes Softly, comes an exciting historical romance set in post-Civil War, and filled with suspense and faith-building values.

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.

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

My Review:
 A sniper awakens in the middle of the night to the sound of hoof-beats. Instead of awakening his fellow Confederate soldiers he runs to the woods to get set up for a surprise attack on the Union intruders. He perfectly takes many out before the Union soldiers could make it to the camp. He feels sorry for a captain of which the Sniper killed his brother.

 The Captain takes the brother away leaving the Sniper alone to settle his thoughts. As the day drags on the sniper is hit in the back of the head and soon awakens surrounded by Union soldiers. He is taken care of rather well but soon receives word from his capters that the Confederates have surrender and the Union have won the war. These soldiers holding them hostage lets them go because there is no longer a reason to keep them there with the ending of the war. But soon the hostage break out in revolt, leaving the sniper unconscious and injured.

 She is awaken with the sound of whistling and ruffling of papers. She looks up to see a man wearing a doctors coat. He tells her of how she was found and soon asks for her name, which she doesn't know. She knows nothing about who she is, where she came from, or even how she got injured. She is soon taken to a nunnery were she stays and helps out. Will she ever find out her true identity? Or will she have to start over and make a new life for herself?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.