The Mercy + Giveaway!

The Mercy
By Beverly Lewis
Published by Bethany House
Published on September 2011

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Rose Kauffman pines for prodigal Nick Franco, the Bishop's foster son who left the Amish under a cloud of suspicion after his foster brother's death. His rebellion led to the "silencing" of their beloved Bishop. But is Nick really the rebel he appears to be? Rose's lingering feelings for her wayward friend refuse to fade, but she is frustrated that Nick won't return and make things right with the People. Nick avowed his love for Rose--but will he ever be willing to sacrifice modern life for her?
Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, is living in her parents' Dawdi Haus. Her estranged "English" husband, injured and helpless after a car accident, has reluctantly come to live with her and their young daughter during his recovery. Can their marriage recover, as well? Is there any possible middle ground between a woman reclaiming her old-fashioned Amish lifestyle and thoroughly modern man?

An excellent ending to an excellent series.  I am not sure if it is because I live in "Amish Country" or the idea of living a Plain life fascinates me, but I loved this series! Beverly Lewis again proves that she is a master author.  I couldn't tear myself away from this book!   I am so happy with how the stories ended- the entire series was tied up neatly, leaving no storyline unanswered.

I thought the characters really stayed true to themselves the entire way through the book.  Sometimes with a series- the characters can become a parody of themselves.  As a reader, that can be disheartening.  The author did a great job keeping the story engaging and nail biting.  I honestly wasn't sure how it would turn out for Rose and Hen. 

If you haven't read the Rose Trilogy yet- I would highly suggest it.  It is a fun look into the Amish community.

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