Friday, September 15, 2017

Review: Cherished Mercy by:Tracie Peterson

 Cherished Mercy
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:
 Mercy Flanagan's story continues on in the 3rd installment to the Heart of the Frontier series. I was thinking about Mercy's story recently and I realized that the people that were enduring this time period had to face a lot of obstacles in their day and none of them proved easy or fair. Mercy's story is definitely one of those stories that leaves you completely and utterly shocked to the core. How can a woman survive all those things and still be sane?

 Mercy decides she needs a change of scenery so she embarks on a journey south to Rogue Valley to help a friend thats expecting. In those days this was common. I think mainly because the work around the house not to mention a farm was very labor intensive. During her visit there, Mercy meets a lot of new and interesting people among them, Adam. Adam seems to fit the bill but Adam isn't too interested in love at the moment besides past heartaches he has more important things to think about.

 But you know as well as I do that doesn't last long. A certain magnetism will spark and the two main characters somehow someway find a way to each other. And in this installment to the series it isn't long before things start heating up between Mercy and Adam.

 Tracie Peterson is a great author. I love bouncing back between time periods among her different book series'. She can draw you in and the persons story becomes yours. Its that quick! Fantastic read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.