Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Tour: The Miracle of Mercy Land.

I have long been a fan of historical fiction. I just adore the way people engaged one another during those long ago eras. The politeness, the formality, all of it. When it is set in the south and some mystery is added in, such as in The Miracle of Mercy Land: A Novel it is right up my alley. This is the fourth book published by River Jordan, though the first I have had the blessing to read. I love how detailed she writes. It makes it so easy to transport yourself into the time period and become ensconced in the story. I adore the way the primary characters in this story interacted, and while I could not wait to get to the end to see what would happen, I didn't want the story to end! I have added her other three books to my wish list, and I am certain that if you are familiar with her work you would agree. If you'd like to purchase your own copy of The Miracle of Mercy Land: A Novel it is available now at Amazon.

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 Mercy Land has made some unexpected choices for a young woman in the 1930s. The sheltered daughter of a traveling preacher, she chooses to leave her rural community to move to nearby Bay City on the warm, gulf-waters of southern Alabama. There she finds a job at the local paper and spends seven years making herself indispensible to old Doc Philips, the publisher and editor. Then she gets a frantic call at dawn—it’s the biggest news story of her life, and she can’t print a word of it.
Doc has come into possession of a curious book that maps the lives of everyone in Bay City—decisions they’ve made in the past, and how those choices affect the future. Mercy and Doc are consumed by the mystery locked between the pages—Doc because he hopes to right a very old wrong, and Mercy because she wants to fulfill the book’s strange purpose. But when a mysterious stranger shows up, Mercy begins to understand she may have to choose between love and loneliness . . . or good and evil . . . for the rest of her life.



Author Bio:
RIVER JORDAN began her writing career as a playwright with the Loblolly Theatre group. She teaches and speaks nationwide on ‘The Power of Story’, is a monthly contributor to the southern authors’ collective A Good Blog is Hard To Find, and produces and hosts the weekly radio program CLEARSTORY with River Jordan, in Nashville, where she and her husband live. She is the author of Saints in Limbo and this is her fourth novel. 

***I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes only. All opinions expressed are true and 100% mine.***

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