Cherished Mercy (3)
Heart of the Frontier
By: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
Mercy, the youngest of the Flanagan sisters, survived the Whitman Massacre, as a child. Even though she and her sisters suffered greatly during the massacre, Mercy longs for peace between the native people and white settlers of the Oregon Territory. However, most of the settlers want them gone at all costs.
Eletta Browning and her husband became friends with the Flanagan sisters on their journey to the Whitman Mission. She and her husband traveled to Rogue River Valley, to settle the Browning Mission. Eletta is having a difficult pregnancy and asked Mercy to come and help her until the baby is born. It is here she meets Eletta’s brother-in-law, Adam. She develops feelings for him, but he seems to be determined to keep her at arm’s distance and concentrate on preaching to the local tribes. When Eletta’s husband is killed and tensions among the settlers and Indians reach the boiling point, Mercy and Adam have to work together in order to survive.
This series has had me riveted to my chair from the time I start the first page until I have finished the last. In “Cherished Mercy” keep the tissues handy because you will certainly need them. This book is filled with so much love, forgiveness, new beginnings and romance it will keep you turning the pages. Tracie Peterson’s development of the storyline and characters will have you becoming part of the story and you will often find yourself cheering Mercy on.
Tracie Peterson has long been one of my favorite Historical Romance Christian Fiction authors. Her books not only entertain but often give you pause for thought about your own life and how it measures up to God’s standards, without being preachy. In the series…Heart of the Frontier…each book can be read as a stand-alone book; however you will definitely want to read each one to fully understand the hardships these sisters faced. They learned to rely on each other and their faith to get them through the difficult times.
Disclaimer: I received this Book from the publisher, Bethany House for free to read and review through the blogger review program. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review. All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.