Goodness & Mercy

| June 12, 2013

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Goodness & Mercy

Mercy is heartache comforted, a truth whispered, a healing granted. And sometimes, mercy comes at the worst possible moment. At least, Lucy thinks so.

After the death of her parents, sixteen-year-old Lucy Richter struggles to keep a promise to her father–to save what remains of her family. Lucy fails tragically but won’t allow her dwindling family to disappear. She shanghais her twin siblings, Goody and Mercy, from a Wisconsin orphanage to a Colorado peach ranch and an aunt who is a less-than-welcoming stranger. Lucy is prepared to keep the peace with her aunt, but will her sister’s gifts draw unwanted attention and crush Lucy’s dream of family?

And World War II rages on. Absent men strain the running of Honey Sweet Ranch and force alliances of the most intriguing and unlikely kind, including German POWs. Within these relationships, Lucy is given the chance to discover an unfamiliar and healing faith.

With her defining style, Patti Hill tells a story of love and loss with one of America’s darkest times as a backdrop. Hill’s characters resonate, and her descriptions draw the reader into a drama that is perfectly paced and infused with a wondrous hope.

“…Goodness & Mercy is one of the most startlingly beautiful novels I’ve ever read…Poignant and real, this book touches a deep chord in the human experience.” Traci DePree, author of the “Lake Emily” series

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