of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Shiloh5 Stars Out Of 5Touching Story!June 16, 2019ShilohQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a touching story of love, loss, and the mysteriously wonderful ways God works with our lives if we follow His Word. The story of Geesje, Christina, and Anneke was beautifully woven together. I highly recommend reading "Waves of Mercy" before this because everything will make much more sense that way. Lynn Austin has created a mesmerizing tale that will leave you crying tears of joy along with all of the characters.
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Legacy of MercyApril 26, 2019MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Since I was among the readers who thought WAVES OF MERCY was a great book but with an ending that begged for more, I'm very pleased that LEGACY OF MERCY continues the story in a most satisfactory way. I enjoyed revisiting these characters, particularly Anna, her Oma Geesje, and Derk, and discovering more about Anna's biological parents. I very much enjoyed this historical fiction novel.
Robin Willson5 Stars Out Of 5Uncovering her pastApril 6, 2019Robin WillsonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Takes place in 1897 Holland, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. Anna is from a wealthy family, her parents adopted her after he saved her from a shipwreck where she lost her real mother. As told in the previous book, she learns who her biological grandmother is when she stays at a resort in Holland. The previous is a very involved book, recommended but not necessary to read this one. Anna also meets Dirk, quite by accident, yet has also recently reconciled with her wealthy fianc, believing she must marry for money to save her adopted family. In this book Anna is trying to live in wealthy society and cope with marrying a man who does not share her newfound faith, while dealing with a jealous society girl. She's searching for information on her real mother now that she knows who she is, and trying to learn who her real father is. This information opens up a whole new set of problems.
It's also about Anna's real Grandmother Geesje, a Dutch immigrant, not of society. A young girl and her grandfather come to stay with her and her neighbor after moving from the Netherlands - a whole new story there that unfolds. Not everyone's lives are perfect and following a set line. This is about people who become endeared to you, lives who are battered and shredded, then mended and put right in faith as God can best do. Each person learning and becoming stronger by living through it. A lesson taught in no other way. Such a beautiful cover, don't you think?
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FayeAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I didn't know how much I needed this!February 27, 2019FayeAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I didn't know how much I needed this sequel until I read this book. It picks up right where Waves of Mercy left off, Anna has returned to her life with her adoptive parents, and is preparing to marry William. But as the wedding approaches she begins to see how her old way of life and friends clash with her new found faith, yet she feels that she must marry William, because he holds the key to saving her family from financial ruin. But feelings for a young ministry student, Derk Vander Veen, and her current fiance's passivity to her faith and diststain for her humble beginnings make her wonder if she is making the right choice.
Meanwhile back in Holland, Michigan, Oma Geesje agrees to take in a troubled young woman who has just arrived from the Netherlands with her stern grandfather. Derk cannot forget about Anneke, he thinks of her often and can't seem to get her of his head.
Picking up right where Waves of Mercy left off this book tells the continuing story of Anna and Geesje. Anna goes back to Chicago, continuing to search for answers as to her parentage, trying to live her faith in her high society circle, in spite of cruel gossips. I admired Anna for her bravery to stand up for others, and her passion to do more with her life than go to teas and parties. Anna loves her parents and her newfound grandmother dearly.
Oma Geesje prays for her granddaughter unceasingly, and takes a troubled young Dutch girl under her wing. Geesje stands up for the girl, and tries to show her God's grace, and help Cornelia reconnect with her grandfather. Geesje is a wise woman, who acknowledges her own failings, but finds hope in Christ alone. She encourages others in faith, and has a way of gently smoothing the way for things to come.
Overall, a fantastic book I enjoyed every minute of this sequel done right. I loved continuing Anna's journey, and how she took her faith home to Chicago. This book ties up all the loose ends from Waves of Mercy, with a fantastic ending. I would definitely recommend reading this duology in order so you don't miss out on important parts of the story. I liked the contrast of Geesje and Anna, a woman new in her faith, and a woman who has been a believer for many years, as well as how they both encourage Cornelia. A gripping read about family, faith, love, and forgiveness.
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rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5AMAZING...January 27, 2019rkfallLegacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin is the second book in this series by her and I found that it was an emotionally, beautiful book. I don't think you can ever go wrong picking up a book by this author. In her penning of a masterpiece, she fills the pages with a story weaved with the Word of God, with people with relationships with God, living out what is on the pages of Scripture. It's not just fiction where God is mentioned a few times, but it's fiction where God is interwoven throughout. I feel that this type of writing inspires me greatly. Grace, forgiveness, and love were so deep in this one. No matter who you are, the church attender or the pastor, you need to proceed in life with grace, forgiveness, and love. This can only come through the power of the Holy Spirit in us. May we allow the Holy Spirit to be seen in us by our brothers and sisters, spurring them on to grace, forgiveness, and love as well. Read this one and be inspired by the themes of hope for the future, letting go of the things we can't take with us, and forgiving those that hurt us. Warning: Once started, you might be not able to put it down.
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