Shades of Mercy

| September 28, 2013

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Shades of Mercy

It’s 1954 and the world-even the far Northwoods of Maine-is about to
change. But that change can’t happen soon enough for fourteen-year-old Mercy Millar.
Long tired of being the “son” her father never had, Mercy’s ready for the world
to embrace her as the young woman she is-as well as embrace the forbidden love she
feels.

When childhood playmates grow up and fall in love, the whole
community celebrates. But in the case of Mercy and Mick, there would be no celebration.
Instead their relationship must stay hidden. Good girls do not date young men from
the Maliseet tribe. At least, not in Watsonville, Maine. When racial tensions escalate
and Mick is thrown in jail under suspicion of murder, Mercy nearly loses all hope-in
love, in her father, and in God himself.

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