06 November 2014

Noela Nancarrow reviews FINDING MERCY by Michael Landon Jr. & Cindy Kelley

Finding Mercy

Finding Mercy (Mercy Medallion Trilogy, Book Two)
by Michael Landon Jr & Cindy Kelley
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****

Powerful plot and a Phenomenal read

Put your feet up and grab the popcorn, because this is truly a movie-worthy script of exceptional caliber! Seizing your attention immediately in the first few pages with thrilling suspense and drama, following with a constant stream of intrigue, adventure, and danger until its climactic conclusion... ‘Finding Mercy’ is sure to leave you breathless and applauding this masterful story-telling at the finale!

Tenacious but weary, Mercy is still suffering with amnesia and longs to find the way home to her family and her lost memories, but first she must evade the relentless bounty hunters in pursuit. Having abandoned her escorts Captain Elijah Hale and the 14 yr. old Negro boy Isaac to save them also from harm, Mercy eventually discovers a clue that leads to a plantation in the South. Will Elijah and Isaac locate her or will Mercy continue to find herself at the mercy of the ruthless? Can it be possible for her to ever find home and belonging?

The Civil War has not long come to an end, but the recollections and wounds are yet to depart from most. With deep and grievous scars on both sides, Mercy finds herself facing hostilities from both the North for having fought as a Confederate soldier, and with some in the South for her sympathies to the plights of the Negroes. And the closer she draws towards finding answers to the mysteries surrounding her, the danger increases significantly. Can Elijah, who is determined to protect Mercy at any cost, keep her safe as well as Isaac and himself?

‘Finding Mercy’ was the perfect sequel to ‘Traces of Mercy’ in maintaining a fresh and original plot with eye-popping surprises and memorable characters. These outstanding stories unfold to be an epic not-to-be missed account of a woman that served in the war as a man and subsequently lost her memory, but ultimately found herself. ‘Finding Mercy’ reminds us all to stand up for justice for others, even when it may cause hardship for oneself. It’s about moving forward and leaving the past behind. And it’s about treating each other with the respect we ourselves enjoy. Highly recommended!!

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This book can be purchased through Amazon; CBD; Barnes and Noble; Deeper Shopping or other good bookstores.

GIVEAWAY: Choose from either Book 1 - TRACES OF MERCY or Book 2 - FINDING MERCY, or The Silent Gift. Leave a comment below to enter!! And remember to leave your name and your email, or come back to check the winner's column after the weekend.

43 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this series! I just added it to my TBR list!

    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's an awesome series KATE and as I stated in the review, 'highly recommended'!! :-) I hope you get to read them soon. If you win, you just may be able to do so! ;)

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  2. I have book 1 and it is in my TBR stack. I would love to have book 2 to read when I finish it. Sounds like an excellent adventure.
    Nancycooks4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It surely is NANCY!! :-) These are very memorable and amazing stories! All the best to win Book 2!!

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  3. I loved Traces of Mercy, and I'm excited the sequel is here! I not only thought the story in the first book was captivating, but as a novelist it ranked as one of those books that had me re-examining how the authors constructed it. Terrific historical fiction!
    Naomi Musch
    muschfarm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That's wonderful NAOMI! I have a fairly strong feeling that you'll enjoy this one just as much!! ;)

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  4. I read Traces of Mercy and loved it. Excited to see this is a series. Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    eppersonkatrina(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome KATRINA, we aim to please here on OWG! ;) Katrina, I think Finding Mercy is just as great, if not better than Traces of Mercy!! I was pretty much in awe after reading it. :-)

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  5. I have Traces of Mercy and would love to read Finding Mercy also.

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    1. You are in the draw dear KAYE! All the best, and I hope you get to read this fabulous book soon!

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  6. I have not read any of the series , but this one looks really interested . Love to win . Thanks
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's best to read Traces of Mercy before this one ELIZABETH as this is it's sequel. They are both absolutely exceptional stories though Liz, and I know you'll love them!! Blessings!

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  7. NOELA! What a fantastic review! You have totally convinced me to read this series. And grab a bowl of popcorn! :P I am totally booked up (pardon my pun) through Dec, so maybe things will slow down in Jan. or Feb. and I can curl up by the fireplace in this freezing cold SC weather and read them!

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    1. That sounds so perfect!! And with the popcorn in hand, you'll be set! ;)

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  8. This series sounds wonderful. I had not heard of it prior to now. Thank you for the contest!

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    1. So happy to bring this fabulous series to your attention SALLY! I really hope you get to enjoy it soon! All the best with your entry!!!

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  9. I loved the first book and was so disappointed that it ended right in the middle of the plot! I wish this sequel would have been released much sooner. Thanks for sharing your review! I better re-read the first book to prepare to read this one!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. HEIDI you'll find that even though this is a trilogy, this second one ties up most things very satisfactorily but leaves enough intrigue to look forward to the third. :-) I think you'll find also that when you begin reading this second book 'Finding Mercy', it reminds you of the characters and plot from the first... So no need to go back to read Traces of Mercy! :-)

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  10. I don't think I have ready anything by these authors... thanks for the review and chance to win.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're very welcome PATTY, I hope you get to enjoy these books soon!! Blessings!

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  11. Really enjoyed Traces of Mercy.
    Finding Mercy sounds really good. Would love to win a copy.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Hello MRS TINA, love hearing you enjoyed the first book so much! You can be assured you'll love this one just as much!! All the best and many blessings back!

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  12. Another beautiful review, Noela - thank you so much!!

    Cindy and Michael certainly are a dynamic duo when it comes to books and movies - my fervor is mounting with each review I read of their work. This review confirms my guess that Mercy was a soldier disguised as a man - my "Skinny Pop", calorie-free vitamin water or pumpkin spice tea, electric throw and recliner are ready and waiting for this exciting book series - only have to find the time to indulge!! Can't wait to find out Mercy's secrets!!

    Shared post!!

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    1. As mentioned under your comment on the previous review, it is mentioned in the first few pages of the first book of the series. Hope you get to indulge soon BONNIE, that does sound very inviting!

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  13. Another fabulous review, Noela! Thank you so much for all your kind words and enthusiasm for our books! It amazes me how much time and effort you put into your reviews - feeling so blessed!

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    1. Thank you so much CINDY! Some books are very much worth the time and effort I/we put into reviews for the blog, and your fabulous books definitely fit into that category!! :-) Hugs and God bless!

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  14. Great review, I certainly find this a must read ! !
    dkstevensne AT outlook DOTcom

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    1. Excellent, DEANNA! :-) You will certainly enjoy these books!! Thank you and God bless!

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  15. This sounds like a great story. Thank you for the review.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. You're very welcome SUSAN, and all the best with your entry! It truly is a great story!

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  16. The opening sentence of the review certainly caught my attention & made me sit up & take notice.

    Fantastic thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks MARY, I always take notes when reading a book for review, and that was exactly how I felt while reading this book! :-)

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  17. I would absolutely love this book!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I don't blame you MELANIE, lol! Hope you get to enjoy it soon!!

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  18. Michael Landon Jr. writes amazing books. I would love love love to win this. Rhonda
    rhonda_nash_hall@comcast.net

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    1. Absolutely, and both him and Cindy Kelley together I think are even doubly amazing!! :) I'd love you to win also, and if not, I sure hope you get to read this incredible series soon. You're sure to love it!!

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  19. Wow this sounds suspenseful!!! Great review, Noela!

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    1. Yes CARRIE, suspenseful and dramatic, but also very moving!! Thx Carrie.

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  20. Great review. This book sounds awesome. Thanks for a chance at winning.

    seraphinangel7(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It truly is an awesome read JUANITA, I hope you get to enjoy it soon! Blessings!!

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  21. Sounds like a interesting book to read
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com
    but not so sure that I will win as I've never one a book on here :)

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  22. Hello OWG. Great review Noela. Wish I could tell things like you do.I hate tho when they leave a book that's not complete without he next one, then make you wait forever to get the next one. I enjoyed the movies he made to follow Jannette Oke's "Love Comes Softly" books. Don't know if Cindy helped with those but were very good. Would love to win it. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  23. Cnnamongirl@aol.com
    Wow this book sounds like a teriffic one. I want to start with the first one and read the series. I love civil war books especially with women in them. This is on my tbr list. Thank you for the opportunity OWG. Just found your blog today. I love it. It's fabulous !

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