Monday, October 20, 2014

CFBA Review: Finding Mercy by:Landon/Kelley

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Finding Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
by
Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.
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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.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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:
 Mercy has amnesia and if that doesn't beat all, she has bounty hunters hot on her heels. As she runs from the likes of people like that she is at the same time trying to recover her memory. Elijah Hale has ventured half-way across the country to help Mercy. After receiving word that there is a bounty on her head, his thoughts change to those of protecting her and to find the bounty holder.

 After seeing a portrait of a military man, Mercy is convinced this will help her get her memory back. Upon arrival with Elijah and their young, black friend Isaac to a plantation linked to the portrait, they make some startling observations. The family that they find there keep calling her by another name. They keep expressing their love and concern but Mercy feels that maybe something just isn't right about this at all.

 The authors have done a fantastic job on the sequel to the Traces of Mercy book, that was simply breath taking. Finding Mercy, was a story filled with action, suspense, and romance. It is as if the authors was writing a movie instead of a book. Rich, colorful characters and tons of intrigue.

If you would like to purchase this book or learn more, you can at this link.

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