"The Mercy" by Beverly Lewis is Book Three in The Rose Trilogy. The main characters of this book are two Amish sisters, Rose and Hannah, better known as Hen.
Hen has returned to her Plain life with her daughter, Mattie Sue in tow. She is taking care of her Englisher husband until his sight returns, hoping they can mend their differences.
Rose's chance of finding love in their community is becoming increasingly low. She keeps busy taking care of their family home for Mamm and Dat since Mamm's accident. She does not have a lot of time left for herself.
Bishop Aaron is still on probation or silencing as the Amish call it, removed from his ministerial duties due to his son's behavior. Rose has had a hard time understanding why the bishop's son Nick just up and left town after his half-brother's death.
Will Nick return to Lancaster County and explain his involvement? Will Hen and her husband work their problems out or will they go their separate ways? Will Mamm always be in extreme pain succumbed to a wheel chair? Will Rose ever find true love? The answers to all these questions can be found in "The Mercy," by Beverly Lewis.
This was a wonderful book. I love Beverly Lewis' style of writing. She makes you feel like you are part of the story, seeing in first hand. I highly recommend it to anyone that likes a good clean novel. It can be read alone or in sequence with the other Rose Trilogy books.
You can read an excerpt from the book here.
I received this book free from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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