Review: Mercy’s Rain
Author: Cindy K. Sproles
Genre: Fiction, Christian
Short Book Description:
When your life is built around a father’s wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God?
Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and hate, won’t stand her ground to save Mercy either.
The Pastor has robbed Mercy of innocence and love, a husband and her child. Not a single person seems capable of standing up to the Pastor’s unrestrained evil. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands.
Her heart was hardened to love long before she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner of the Pastor. She just didn’t realize the retribution she thought would save her, might turn her into the very thing she hated most.
Sent away by her angry and grieving mother, Mercy’s path is unclear until she meets a young preacher headed to counsel a pregnant couple. Sure that her calling is to protect the family, Mercy is drawn into a different life on the other side of the mountain where she slowly discovers true righteousness has nothing evil about it–and that there might be room for her own stained and shattered soul to find shelter. . . and even love.
Mercy’s Rain is a remarkable historical novel set in 19th century Appalachia that traces the thorny path from bitterness to forgiveness and reveals the victory and strength that comes from simple faith.
At first it was a little hard for me to get into the story but, the more I read the more captivated I became. I couldn’t help but pity Mercy as the chapters took me through her life.
The book was really well written even though I did find a few mistakes as I read. I really loved the storyline and how it brought out that no matter what our position in life or our line of work is, there are always people who are good and bad, that no one is perfect.
Mercy’s Rain has taught me quite a bit while I was reading and gave me quite a few things to ponder. Though I have to say my favorite line in the book was said by Samuel
“Gentleness comes when gentleness is given.”
That line is so true in everything; if we don’t give then we don’t receive.
I hope to read more books by Cindy as they come out. I would also recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a historical novel but, I have to say it is a little darker than most Christian novels.
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