Only disappointment was that, even though book is fiction, I expected there to be some message about God overcoming the evil. Since it is being sold by CBD and all other fiction books I've purchased through CBD did have some reference to God in them.
The Miracle of Mercy Land is a very engaging story about a young girl who is entrusted with a very mysterious and strange book.
You will fall in love the main character, Mercy Land, who is trustworthy and practical. She is entrusted with a book that allows the reader to see into the lives, past and present, of strangers, friends and loved ones. Mercy now posses the power to change the future based on past decisions. She is later thrown off balance when a charming and handsome young man enters her life. She soon finds out that he is as mysterious as the book and Mercy is determined to solve the mystery behind them both.
All in all, the book includes a pleasant mix of romance and mystery with a sprinkling of science fiction. While some parts were a little slow, I still recommend it as a good read.
The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan is the perfect illustration of why it is important to always remember who you are and where you come from. It takes place in the 1930s in a little town called Bay City. Mercy Land is a young lady who moved to the â€˜big city' from her small town of Bittersweet Creek to find a job. That job consisted of multiple here and there jobs until she was hired by the town's newspaper. The owner of the paper is Doc Phillips and he and Mercy develop a relationship that very closely resembles one of a father and daughter. When one night Doc was in his office working late like he sometimes does and a mysterious thing happened that would change his life, Mercy's, and possibly the town's forever.
The Miracle of Mercy Land is a novel that can appeal to anyone; love, mystery, and human interest are all included in this one book. It has been a while since I've had a book that I didn't want to put down. Jordan writes in such a way that you are pulled into the book and makes you feel like you are actually within the book; which is ironic seeing what the story is actually about. It is a story that transcends time.
At one time or another in our lives, we've all looked back with regret at some road we should have taken, a meandering path where we got off track. We all live in one great big pond. And every time we make a move, the water ripples. We may never know how those ripples affect our family and friends ... and even total strangers.
What if we could know? How would it change our actions? Our words? Our decisions? What if we could go back and change some or all of those things we regret?
Mercy Land is an independent young woman during a time period when those three words were rarely strung together with kind intent. She moved to Bay City from the backwoods of Bittersweet Creek and blossomed into a bright, junior editor at the town newspaper. Doc Philips, her mentor and dear friend - also her boss - kept an covert, watchful eye over Mercy while raising her up to be the next publisher and editor of the paper.
Then a mysterious and dangerous book falls into Doc's possession. It contains knowledge that should not be known to humans. Intimate knowledge of everyone he knows ...and everyone that he doesn't know. Knowledge that, if in the wrong hands, could change everything. Doc instinctively knows that Mercy must take possession of the book.
After an irritating, yet handsome young stranger - who somehow knows about the book - moves to town, Mercy is sucked into a swirling vortex of frightening knowledge and other-worldly events that threaten her very existence. Doc is riddled with guilt that Mercy's safety and sanity are at risk. But she is the only one that can be trusted to keep the book. Will the book destroy her? Can she keep the book safe from those who would use its power for evil?
From the very first sentence, I was captivated by Mercy's soft southern drawl and transported back to a simpler life and time of the 1930's in a southern town filled with wonderful and strange characters, wizened fatherly figures and crusty, doting aunts and old maids dispensing sage advice.
River Jordan takes us back to post-depression, small town Americana where life was simple, yet rich. While accompanying her on the walking tour of Bay City, I felt the breeze blowing through the moss-laden oak, smelled the salty Gulf air, and snatches of childhood memories from the lunch counter at Woolworth danced just out of reach.
Jordan has a warm, intimate way with words. I thoroughly enjoyed her delightful phraseology. She can spin a whirlwind tale that - as unbelievable as it may be - is both compelling and redeeming.