Leaving her mother in the nursing home Alzheimer's unit, Krista Mueller drives away, intending never again to see the woman who wounded her so deeply. Ten years later the facility's director calls, telling her he has something of her mother's she must see. Should she---or can---she go back? (Previously titled Christmas Every Morning.)
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: WaterBrook Press Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0307730107 ISBN-13: 9780307730107 Availability: In Stock
Krista Mueller is in a good place. Shes got a successful career as a professor of history; shes respected and well-liked; and she lives hundreds of miles from her hometown and the distant mother she could never please. Its been more than a decade since Alzheimers disease first claimed Charlotte Muellers mind, but Krista has dutifully kept her mother in a first-class nursing home.
Now Charlotte is dying of heart failure and, surprised by her own emotions, Krista rushes to Taos, New Mexico, to sit at her estranged mothers side as she slips away. Battling feelings of loss, abandonment, and relief, Krista is also unsettled by her proximity to Dane McConnell, director of the nursing homeand, once upon a time, her first love. Danes kind and gentle spiritand a surprising discovery about her mothermake Krista wonder if she can at last close the distance between her and her mother … and open the part of her heart she thought was lost forever.
"A timeless tale, to be kept every day in the heart as a reminder that forgiveness is a gift to self." PATRICIA HICKMAN, author of The Pirate Queen
Previously released as Christmas Every Morning
LISA BERGREN is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty books, with more than two million copies sold. A former publishing executive, she now splits her time working as a freelance editor and writer while parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of the familys next visit to Taos.
Praise for MERCY COME MORNING
"Mercy Come Morning is Lisa Bergrens best yet! Strong characters dealing with passionate life-and-death issues in a Southwest setting so authentic I could taste the chilies and smell the sage. A compelling story of longing, love, and the search for life.… Its a story to meet the need in every womans heart." JANE KIRKPATRICK , author of A Name of Her Own and the Kinship and Courage series
"Bergren just keeps getting better. Mercy Come Morning is a deeply moving story of love lost and found. It is also a gentle but compelling invitation to remember the things we should know by heart but often forget along the way." CAROLYN ARENDS, recording artist and author of Weve Been Waiting for You
"Lisa Bergren writes like a dream, softly calling us to familiar places, walking us through our memories in grandmas kitchen, past the disappointments of growing up, and through the complexities of imperfect families. Mercy Come Morning is a timeless tale, to be kept every day in the heart as a reminder that forgiveness is a gift to self and joy the glittering residue left upon our doorpost when Christmas is kept every day of the year." PATRICIA HICKMAN, author of Sandpebbles and Katrinas Wings