3/11/15

Mercy's Rain - Cindy K Sproles


5 + Stars!!!!!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Cindy K. Sproles is the author of devotions published in newspapers across the country and a teacher at Christian writers conferences. She spent her formative years showing off her beloved Appalachian Mountains to others, and she and her family still live in the mountains of East Tennessee. 

 



MY THOUGHTS -
Wow and Holy Crap! To say this is a powerful book is an understatement! I haven't felt this much emotion while reading a book in a long time. I can not say enough good about this book - great character development, absolutely unputdownable plot, although horrifying - very believable, excellent writing, and a great ending!

This book is so devastatingly sad you will want to put it down, you will NEED to put it down and take a break, but you will be unable to. This book read as though the author was living this story herself. I really find it hard to believe that this is her first novel, it is written so well! I am totally hooked, I do hope she writes more fiction! I will read it all.

*This book is not for the faint of heart - it is very sad and the abuse is very descriptive. But I think that's what make this book so believable. The author does not rose-color anything for us.

This is going on my "favorite books of 2015" list.

Thank you Kregel for sending me this amazing book for my honest review!

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