Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Mercy -- the end of a trilogy

(Spoiler alert:  You might not want to read this review until you have read the first two books in The Rose Trilogy -- The Thorn and The Judgment.)

Beverly Lewis's The Mercy finishes up her Rose Trilogy -- and quite a finish it is!

Hen is caring for Brandon after his accident, and she doesn't see any way to resolve the differences in the lifestyle Brandon enjoys and the return to Plain life that she longs for.  And she fears that she may lose Mattie Sue once Brandon is recovered enough to return home. 

Rose wonders whether she will ever find real love or whether she will settle for a good life as an Amish wife in a relationship that is just comfortable.  As hard as she tries, she can't forget about Nick and the special feelings they shared.

The whole family is affected by their Maam's continued suffering as a result of her buggy accident years earlier.  There may be hope for relief of her pain, but only if she is willing to go through a risky surgical procedure.

Love, forgiveness, grace, and healing are themes woven throughout this heartwarming story from the "reigning queen of Amish fiction."  As always, time spent with a Beverly Lewis story is good time.

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