Review: Sweet Mercy
Author: Anne Tatlock
Genre: FICT, Historical Fiction
Stunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and Prohibition
When Eve Marryat’s father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve’s uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge.
Eve can’t wait to leave St. Paul, a notorious haven for gangsters. At seventeen, she considers her family to be “good people,” not lawbreakers like so many in her neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a “safe haven,” Eve soon forms an unlikely friendship with a strange young man named Link, blissfully unaware that her uncle’s lodge is anything but what it seems.
When the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. Does she dare risk everything by exposing the man whose love and generosity is keeping her family from ruin? And when things turn dangerous, can she trust Link in spite of appearances?
This book was a little too fast paced for me. Seriously I don’t think that a girl can go from having feelings and her heart broken by a man and having feelings in the next couple of weeks for another. Other than that I enjoyed the book, although it did not make it to my favourites list.
When Eve and her family move to Ohio after he father lost his job, she doesn’t think that life could get any better. But it does when she meets a young man by the name of Marcus. After Eve finds out that Marcus works for big time bootlegger, she questions him about and then has her heart broken when Marcus leaves her.
But what Eve doesn’t know is that under the floor that she walks on every day the worst bootlegging is going on. Will she be able to find peace again after she finds out that one people that she has the most respect for is actually in the business of selling illegal liquor?
I hope you enjoy this book.
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