Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan

At first, this book was a little difficult to get into, but the more I read, the more that it captured my interest. Mercy Land is a relatable character that you will fall in love with and root for throughout the book. The fantasy portion of the book increases the pull of the book until you find yourself caught up in its spell. If you are looking for a book that will make you wonder and think, this one is the one for you.

Mercy Land has made some
unexpected choices for a young woman in the 1930s. The sheltered daughter of a traveling preacher, she chooses to leave her rural community to move to nearby Bay City on the warm, gulf-waters of southern Alabama. There she finds a job at the local paper and spends seven years making herself indispensible to old Doc Philips, the publisher and editor. Then she gets a frantic call at dawn—it’s the biggest news story of her life, and she can’t print a word of it.

Doc has come into possession of a curious book that maps the lives of everyone in Bay City—decisions they’ve made in the past, and how those choices affect the future. Mercy and Doc are consumed by the mystery locked between the pages—Doc because he hopes to right a very old wrong, and Mercy because she wants to fulfill the book’s strange purpose. But when a mysterious stranger shows up, Mercy begins to understand she may have to choose between love and loneliness . . . or good and evil . . . for the rest of her life.


RIVER JORDAN began her writing career as a playwright with the Loblolly Theatre group. She teaches and speaks nationwide on ‘The Power of Story’, is a monthly contributor to the southern authors’ collective A Good Blog is Hard To Find, and produces and hosts the weekly radio program CLEARSTORY with River Jordan, in Nashville, where she and her husband live. She is the author of Saints in Limbo and this is her fourth novel.

To purchase this book for your own reading pleasure, click here or visit your local Christian bookstore.

Be Blessed!

1 comment:

river Jordan said...


Hi there, I love the name of your blog - so cute! Thank you for featuring The Miracle of Mercy Land on your blog. I'm more than delighted that you enjoyed the characters and the story. It's a pleasure to meet new readers this way.

Many blessings,

River Jordan


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