The Miracle of Mercy Land MOBI Ê The Miracle PDF \

The Miracle of Mercy Land MOBI Ê The Miracle PDF \

The Miracle of Mercy Land ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ The Miracle of Mercy Land By River Jordan ❅ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Two journalists in a small Alabama town discover a mysterious book that makes them confront the past If you had the power to amend choices you made in the past would you even if it changed everything Two journalists in a small Alabama town discover of Mercy PDF ☆ a mysterious book that makes them confront the past If you had the power to amend choices you made in the past would you even if it changed everything Mercy Land has made some unexpected choices for a young woman in the s The sheltered daughter of a traveling preacher she chooses to leave her rural community to move to nearby Bay City on the warm gulf waters of southern Alabama There she finds a job at the local paper and spends seven The Miracle PDF \ years making herself indispensible to old Doc Philips the publisher and editor Then she gets a frantic call at dawn it's the biggest news story of her life and she can't print a word of itDoc has come into possession of a curious book that maps the lives of everyone in Bay City decisions they've made in the past and how those choices affect the future Mercy and Doc are consumed by the mystery locked between the pages Doc because he hopes to right a very old wrong and Mercy because she Miracle of Mercy ePUB ¹ wants to fulfill the book's strange purpose But when a mystery from Mercy's past arrives by train she begins to understand that she will have to make choices that will deeply affect everyone she loves forever A tremendously well written tale River Jordan is a truly gifted author Highly recommended Davis Bunn best selling author.


10 thoughts on “The Miracle of Mercy Land

  1. Tammy G. Tammy G. says:

    The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan is one of those unforgettable reads that leaves you with the knowledge that choices we make in life are ever so important and may affect than the today of our livesMercy Land is a traveling preacher's daughter with a sweet disposition and a faith that is hardasarock She begins working with Doc at the small town newspaper in Bay City called The Banner Doc is another lovable character with a heart as big as Texas but sometimes his kindness is flawed Doc can be ever so humanThe story focuses on a book that appears on Doc's desk The uestion should it be read? Are the secrets too much and what will the conseuences be for the reader? By why did it appear? Doc doesn't want to let the story of a lifetime just vanish and Mercy doesn't think the book should be ignored As Mercy points out keeping this secret can become an outright lie A distraction that can lead to an obsession This isn't your typical christian fiction for there is an element of magic interwoven through out the story This isn't something I can relate too but it did get the author's thought and intentions across in this delightful storyAt the end of the story Jordan does write to the reader that choices and their impact on our interconnected relationships This 5 star read is engaging mysterious and with magical element that lends the reader a look at choices


  2. Nikole Hahn Nikole Hahn says:

    The cover is the first thing that I notice in a book It’s what compels me to investigate the back flap Some Amish romances temporarily got my interest but I wasn’t really in the mood for another Amish romance I wanted something deeper and turn your brain inside out kind of stories like I had read in Mike Duran and James Patterson’s books This cover had a magnolia flower surrounded by light and lots of pink It told me nothing about the book That aside the book blew me away A sudden flash of light occurred and then nothing but the darkness And that dark was complete We were not actually sitting in the dark at all but by comparison all other light was like unto darkness Mercy moved to place the book back in the box and into the cabinet with me wanting to shout No stop I must see But I could not speak Yet she turned back as if she’d heard me leaving the book as it was Pg 216 John uincy’s POVMercy Land grew up in Bittersweet Creek She moved to the city in the 1930s before Hitler grew in power across the Atlantic She lives on the Gulf and is the newspaper’s go to girl or Doc’s girl Doc is an old man who emotionally relies on Mercy as a friend He lost his wife a few years prior The book as told mainly by Mercy Land in first person flows with an abundance of love for her Bittersweet Creek folks and family She loves the city and the smell of the newspaper She doesn’t struggle with singledom and happens to be uite content in this state much to her friends and family’s disappointmentThis is not a romance book but romance does bud about halfway through the story It’s not your typical story In fact it’s not your typical romance either Usually romances are easy to predict This book doesn’t give you that luxury It’s unpredictable Doc magically receives a book It’s a book of light where names float to the top and if you dip your hand in you see the choices that were and were not made in a person’s life “Look” he said again “it’s a book” He said this like he was trying to reassure me of something but it didn’t work I caught my breath and blinked back tears It was a book all right Or at least a type and shadow of maybe a book It was a book if you wanted to call it a book And I guess to call it anything else well where would you begin? It did appear somewhat like a book in the shape of things but when I looked at it I knew better On the cover the letters—if you could even call them that—moved That is the words themselves were formed from gold and that gold moved like liuid fire Pg 9 Mercy Land’s POVThe Miracle of Mercy Land becomes the story of a battle against a dark force over a person’s soul It becomes a longing for home It becomes a story about how a person’s choices can affect a stranger It talks about brokenness The language of the writer beautifully describes her love of family I couldn’t understand why the publisher would choose such a mundane cover for such a powerful story It’s the only reason why I gave this book four and a half stars Otherwise it has earned a place on my permanent bookshelfPublisher provided the book to review All reviews are done objectively


  3. T.E. George T.E. George says:

    Mercy Land is an ordinary girl from the unincorporated and mostly unrecognized community of hardy souls who live near Bittersweet Creek They are as Mercy puts it “a knotty gathering of simple people” who live in a place that is “no than a boot stomp” But all will change when Mercy heads off to the big town of Bay CityAuthor River Jordan weaves a southern gothic story of discovery and mystery worthy of a title like The Miracle of Mercy Land Mercy moves to Bay City Alabama in a time when innocence is about to be shattered by World War II And there through her association with Doc his newspaper and a strange book known to only the two of them her innocence will not be allowed to wait another dayThe book is a mystery than the mysteries it holds In some unexplained way it immerses Doc and Mercy in the lives of the people of Bay City who depend on Doc for news of the town and beyond Each time one of them opens the book they find themselves pulled along the pathways of other people’s “should have beens” and “maybe wills”Before long Mercy realizes as a good a man as Doc is he is using the book for a mostly noble yet somewhat selfish purpose An oddly familiar yet too perfect man shows up in town called there by Doc for reasons Mercy can’t understand Though attracted to the man she is also untrusting and fearful of him His presence is both what is right about the peaceful town of Bay City and what is wrongCharacters and setting are River Jordan’s strengths in this story that is labeled magical realism by some Mercy’s Aunt Ida is her north star always reminding her of who she is and the stuff of which she’s made More than once Ida only has to remind Mercy where and how she was born to calm her fears and strengthen her resolveFor some the plot moves a bit too slowly Like Bittersweet creek it isn’t in a hurry to get you to the end There is no doubt some will want at the end This isn’t a story where everything is wrapped up in a neat package There are still uestions There is still mystery and wonderBut for me it is that almost yet not uite explained air of wonder that makes this story uniue The depth of the main characters the unexplained pasts and futures of others and the lure of the Bittersweet is what makes this story of Mercy Land a true miracle of story telling


  4. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    This wise well told 1930s era story about a young woman from the back woods of Bittersweet Creek Alabama who moves to a nearby city to work for the newspaper will haunt the jaded cloak off a cynic and the bloom off a Southern Magnolia in the arena of pure beautyA preacher's daughter protagonist Mercy Land is steeped in the spiritual and plain spoken common sense of the rural South She carries her heritage deep in her humble soul when she begins work for Doc on the Bay City Banner While Doc is the epitome of a caring community oriented small town newspaper editor his kindness contains sad flawsThe focal point of the novel is a shining book of light that appears out of nowhere on Doc's desk The book knows everything roads taken and roads not taken about the residents of Bay City It contains secrets only an arrogant individual would dare to know But then why did it appear? To read or not to read is the bittersweet uestion that follows Doc and Mercy with urgency than the daily newsLike any good editor Doc finds it difficult to sit on the story of a lifetime Like any young woman who fondly recalls her formative years Mercy cannot ignore what the book knows about a childhood companion who vanished without a trace years agoFrom Mercy's point of view To say that it became a distraction would be a flat out lie It became an obsession Doc swore me to complete secrecy so that no one in town knew a thing But that wasn't the toughest part; he swore me to keep the secret from everyone in Bittersweet CreekAs Jordan writes in a note to the reader at the end of the book this is a story about choices and their impact on a person's interconnected relationships The novel's fine spun wisdom mysterious and engaging plot and shimmering magical realism are the stuff of dreams and wondrous storytelling


  5. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Oh mercy me I am a fairly positive person by nature and I've struggled and struggled with this review Why? I didn't like the book I've tried and tried to read it with fresh eyes determined that today I am going to like this story The premise is fascinating The book feels good I know strange But I like it when the paper and cover are nicely made It makes reading enjoyable for me The cover art is beautiful The storyline is exciting but I'm not uite sure if I just don't fit with the writing style that Ms Jordan uses or if it was the character of Mercy that rubbed me the wrong way The fascination with the book reminded me of a nearly drug like addiction Since I love that I grew up in the south I thought I'd fall madly in love with the southern description of Bay City Not so Instead of finding strength and stick to it iveness in Mercy and her fellow paper staff I found her to be well pale I felt like I was listening to a sweet but bland girl ramble than living in the exciting moment of a girl who had the courage to strike out on her own in a time when women didn't do such things I feel like the book moved slow and like the characters didn't develop uite as deeply as I'd like I wish that I had enjoyed the book because I would have loved to write a glowing review of a fantastic tale of unimaginable situations that happened to extraordinary ordinary people Unfortunately I can'tRating 1 Star I hope that you enjoy it than I did Unfortunately it's not one that I'll read again or recommendDisclaimer I was given a free copy of this book by WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review


  6. Kylin Larsson Kylin Larsson says:

    To read this book is to glimpse the magnificence of the human condition I want to write essays about how good and important this book is but I don't have time Do yourself a favor and read itMercy Land the protagonist and a state of mind when you get right down to it is thoroughly charming She was raised in the backwoods in Missouri and works as a newspaper editor in a small town on the coast in Alabama in the late 1930s early 1940s Her on the river upbringing instills in her a steadiness of character moral wisdom and uick wit all of which become crucially necessary when the opportunity to change the course of time falls into her hands She has the chance to save a life and perhaps a whole town if she can figure out how to use a book written in fiery ink a book that reveals the choices and conseuent paths of a person's life The book even shows lives that could have been including the life of her friend who disappeared when she was a teenager a friend who was damaged perhaps beyond repairThis book reminds me a little of Ursula K Le Guin's short story titled The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas I read that about twenty years ago and the value of it has stayed with me all these years The Miracle of Mercy Land is certainly of the same caliber


  7. Kathleen Kelly Kathleen Kelly says:

    This book is a spiritual thriller with a bit of supernatural thrown into the mix The story takes place in a small town in Alabama in the 1930's About a book that is found by the owner of a newspaper that has the ability to change the people in the book and their destinies A young woman who is a reporter and general girl Friday to the ownereditor Mercy is one of the main characters She loves working at the newspaper and especially working with her boss Doc She finds out about the book and has the chance to look at it and between her and Doc they spend a lot of time reading this book Someone from Mercy's past comes to town and is also interested in this book This novel is about the choices that we make in life and the relationships that make our lives what they are and what path our lives take I read this book in almost one sitting it was mezmerizing without being overly religious A very enjoyable read


  8. Julie G Julie G says:

    It's the story of a woman who works at a small town newspaper who along with her mentor Doc finds a mysterious book that tells the secrets of everyone in the town It's listed as inspirational fiction but honestly if I hadn't known the publisher I would have had no idea I would classify it as magic realism except that makes it sound good Sadly this one did not live up to my expectationsThe WritingNo Just no We are talking plot holes as big as the Grand Canyon One of my huge issues with the writing was that I felt like the author had done no research The book is set in the 1930's in rural Alabama From the beginning the narrator tells us that she was born in a tiny community called Bittersweet Creek She moves to a larger city but we are told over and over how small this town is Everyone knows everyone rural etc etc But then the narrator tells us she has a car And she goes to a dance hall and knows how to waltz From my five minutes of research on the rural South during this time period neither of those things would be a possibility Where did she get the money for a car? We hear all about how humble her family is and how she just makes enough money for a boarding house remember we are talking a single woman in the 1930's but she has her own car? And she learned to dance? Don't tell me about how she grew up running wild on the banks of a creek in rural Alabama and then have her ballroom dancing a few paragraphs awayAnother issue was the multiple narrators Multiple narrators are typically not a problem for me but I think it's weird to tell half the story in alternating voices and then to randomly insert two chapters in a third voice It was just obviously used as a device to show us what was happening in the third character's head or let us know what he was doing when he was off stage I think there are better ways to do that then the sudden and random addition of a third voice for two chaptersFinally the dialects There is nothing worse than poorly written Southern dialect At the very least try to keep it consistent If a character is going to have to use country phrases to show us how backwoods she is then use them all the time Don't have her occasionally throw out a ya'll or a down in the holler and then on the next page have her speaking perfectly grammatical English with no accent So yeah the writing gets a big time no from meMST3K ReviewAgain this is a no go Not entertaining The entire book is this huge buildup about the secret book Why do they have it? What is its purpose? Where did it come from? Then we have the big finale with a showdown between the good guys and the bad guy who only appears at all in the last 50 pages And the showdown ends the good guy and the good girl live happily ever after and the book? Nah who cares about that The girl fell in love She found a man to complete her Who needs to know why we just read 354 pages all about this mysterious book what really matters is that a man loves the female main character Isn't that what we should be concerned about? We get our happy ending?My apologies to the author and the publishing company I really wanted to like this one But I didn't At all It's a do not recommend


  9. Theresa Theresa says:

    Set in the early 1930's a time in which a young woman is expected to marry and start a family our protagonist Mercy Land bucks that tradition with the support of her eccentric Aunt Ida Right away we find that Mercy Land is not like other young women of her time Born in a bolt of lightning on the banks of the Bittersweet Mercy leaves her small town and moves to Bay City where she soon becomes the assistant to Doc Philips the publisher and editor of the town newspaper uickly earning the title Doc's girlAfter seven years of working side by side with Doc a mysterious book comes into his possession This book appears to map out the choices that everyone in Bay City has ever made and how each choice has influenced the path that their lives have taken He uickly shares his find with Mercy and they work together to figure out how best to handle the information presented to them Doc's inclination is to go back and right a wrong choice in his past and Mercy wants to fulfill it's purpose The author asks her readers and her characters to open their eyes to how every choice ever made influences and changes every aspect of your life's path and asks the uestion Would you make different choices if you knew it would change the outcome of a wrong choice you made in the past?The Miracle of Mercy Land is an enjoyable read that ended much too soon for me Although I enjoyed the plot and felt the characters were complex and believable I did feel a little let down that many uestions were never answered Where did the book come from? Why did it come into Doc's possession? What's the real purpose of the book? Overall though Ms Jordan has a style of writing that you will not soon forget Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books review program I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own


  10. F. F. says:

    Cover It is ok Not as sophisticated like other books I have seenThe Miracle of Mercy Land A NovelMercy Land a native of backwoods Bittersweet has moved into Bay City in Alabama working as 'Doc's girl' an assistant editor to Doc Phillips editor and owner of the local daily newspaper in the 1930s Mercy knows almost every secret of Doc's except one when a magical book appears in Doc's OfficeDoc calls Mercy into his office to figure out what is the purpose of the magical book They are able to see the lives of every citizen of Bay City their past and present their fears and hopes Doc thinks he can fix a wrong of the past by calling John uincy uincy is someone Mercy had known from the past but she is not sure who he is Not only is Mercy trying to understand the meaning of the magical book and who is John uincy Mercy realizes that choices are made by everyone That the choices we made did indeed turn the times for ill or for good for everyone 326River Jordan author of The Miracle of Mercy Land writes the book from three different points of view Mercy Doc and John uincy which is interesting because the reader is able to get a better idea of what the magical book River Jordan never fully describes the book where it came from and its ultimate purpose This book is also filled with suspense as wellThere were some uestions that could have been answered to clear up some confusionFTC I received a copy of the book from WaterBrook Multnomah Press link and photo above


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10 thoughts on “The Miracle of Mercy Land

  1. Tammy G. Tammy G. says:

    The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan is one of those unforgettable reads that leaves you with the knowledge that choices we make in life are ever so important and may affect than the today of our livesMercy Land is a traveling preacher's daughter with a sweet disposition and a faith that is hardasarock She begins working with Doc at the small town newspaper in Bay City called The Banner Doc is another lovable character with a heart as big as Texas but sometimes his kindness is flawed Doc can be ever so humanThe story focuses on a book that appears on Doc's desk The uestion should it be read? Are the secrets too much and what will the conseuences be for the reader? By why did it appear? Doc doesn't want to let the story of a lifetime just vanish and Mercy doesn't think the book should be ignored As Mercy points out keeping this secret can become an outright lie A distraction that can lead to an obsession This isn't your typical christian fiction for there is an element of magic interwoven through out the story This isn't something I can relate too but it did get the author's thought and intentions across in this delightful storyAt the end of the story Jordan does write to the reader that choices and their impact on our interconnected relationships This 5 star read is engaging mysterious and with magical element that lends the reader a look at choices

  2. Nikole Hahn Nikole Hahn says:

    The cover is the first thing that I notice in a book It’s what compels me to investigate the back flap Some Amish romances temporarily got my interest but I wasn’t really in the mood for another Amish romance I wanted something deeper and turn your brain inside out kind of stories like I had read in Mike Duran and James Patterson’s books This cover had a magnolia flower surrounded by light and lots of pink It told me nothing about the book That aside the book blew me away A sudden flash of light occurred and then nothing but the darkness And that dark was complete We were not actually sitting in the dark at all but by comparison all other light was like unto darkness Mercy moved to place the book back in the box and into the cabinet with me wanting to shout No stop I must see But I could not speak Yet she turned back as if she’d heard me leaving the book as it was Pg 216 John uincy’s POVMercy Land grew up in Bittersweet Creek She moved to the city in the 1930s before Hitler grew in power across the Atlantic She lives on the Gulf and is the newspaper’s go to girl or Doc’s girl Doc is an old man who emotionally relies on Mercy as a friend He lost his wife a few years prior The book as told mainly by Mercy Land in first person flows with an abundance of love for her Bittersweet Creek folks and family She loves the city and the smell of the newspaper She doesn’t struggle with singledom and happens to be uite content in this state much to her friends and family’s disappointmentThis is not a romance book but romance does bud about halfway through the story It’s not your typical story In fact it’s not your typical romance either Usually romances are easy to predict This book doesn’t give you that luxury It’s unpredictable Doc magically receives a book It’s a book of light where names float to the top and if you dip your hand in you see the choices that were and were not made in a person’s life “Look” he said again “it’s a book” He said this like he was trying to reassure me of something but it didn’t work I caught my breath and blinked back tears It was a book all right Or at least a type and shadow of maybe a book It was a book if you wanted to call it a book And I guess to call it anything else well where would you begin? It did appear somewhat like a book in the shape of things but when I looked at it I knew better On the cover the letters—if you could even call them that—moved That is the words themselves were formed from gold and that gold moved like liuid fire Pg 9 Mercy Land’s POVThe Miracle of Mercy Land becomes the story of a battle against a dark force over a person’s soul It becomes a longing for home It becomes a story about how a person’s choices can affect a stranger It talks about brokenness The language of the writer beautifully describes her love of family I couldn’t understand why the publisher would choose such a mundane cover for such a powerful story It’s the only reason why I gave this book four and a half stars Otherwise it has earned a place on my permanent bookshelfPublisher provided the book to review All reviews are done objectively

  3. T.E. George T.E. George says:

    Mercy Land is an ordinary girl from the unincorporated and mostly unrecognized community of hardy souls who live near Bittersweet Creek They are as Mercy puts it “a knotty gathering of simple people” who live in a place that is “no than a boot stomp” But all will change when Mercy heads off to the big town of Bay CityAuthor River Jordan weaves a southern gothic story of discovery and mystery worthy of a title like The Miracle of Mercy Land Mercy moves to Bay City Alabama in a time when innocence is about to be shattered by World War II And there through her association with Doc his newspaper and a strange book known to only the two of them her innocence will not be allowed to wait another dayThe book is a mystery than the mysteries it holds In some unexplained way it immerses Doc and Mercy in the lives of the people of Bay City who depend on Doc for news of the town and beyond Each time one of them opens the book they find themselves pulled along the pathways of other people’s “should have beens” and “maybe wills”Before long Mercy realizes as a good a man as Doc is he is using the book for a mostly noble yet somewhat selfish purpose An oddly familiar yet too perfect man shows up in town called there by Doc for reasons Mercy can’t understand Though attracted to the man she is also untrusting and fearful of him His presence is both what is right about the peaceful town of Bay City and what is wrongCharacters and setting are River Jordan’s strengths in this story that is labeled magical realism by some Mercy’s Aunt Ida is her north star always reminding her of who she is and the stuff of which she’s made More than once Ida only has to remind Mercy where and how she was born to calm her fears and strengthen her resolveFor some the plot moves a bit too slowly Like Bittersweet creek it isn’t in a hurry to get you to the end There is no doubt some will want at the end This isn’t a story where everything is wrapped up in a neat package There are still uestions There is still mystery and wonderBut for me it is that almost yet not uite explained air of wonder that makes this story uniue The depth of the main characters the unexplained pasts and futures of others and the lure of the Bittersweet is what makes this story of Mercy Land a true miracle of story telling

  4. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    This wise well told 1930s era story about a young woman from the back woods of Bittersweet Creek Alabama who moves to a nearby city to work for the newspaper will haunt the jaded cloak off a cynic and the bloom off a Southern Magnolia in the arena of pure beautyA preacher's daughter protagonist Mercy Land is steeped in the spiritual and plain spoken common sense of the rural South She carries her heritage deep in her humble soul when she begins work for Doc on the Bay City Banner While Doc is the epitome of a caring community oriented small town newspaper editor his kindness contains sad flawsThe focal point of the novel is a shining book of light that appears out of nowhere on Doc's desk The book knows everything roads taken and roads not taken about the residents of Bay City It contains secrets only an arrogant individual would dare to know But then why did it appear? To read or not to read is the bittersweet uestion that follows Doc and Mercy with urgency than the daily newsLike any good editor Doc finds it difficult to sit on the story of a lifetime Like any young woman who fondly recalls her formative years Mercy cannot ignore what the book knows about a childhood companion who vanished without a trace years agoFrom Mercy's point of view To say that it became a distraction would be a flat out lie It became an obsession Doc swore me to complete secrecy so that no one in town knew a thing But that wasn't the toughest part; he swore me to keep the secret from everyone in Bittersweet CreekAs Jordan writes in a note to the reader at the end of the book this is a story about choices and their impact on a person's interconnected relationships The novel's fine spun wisdom mysterious and engaging plot and shimmering magical realism are the stuff of dreams and wondrous storytelling

  5. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Oh mercy me I am a fairly positive person by nature and I've struggled and struggled with this review Why? I didn't like the book I've tried and tried to read it with fresh eyes determined that today I am going to like this story The premise is fascinating The book feels good I know strange But I like it when the paper and cover are nicely made It makes reading enjoyable for me The cover art is beautiful The storyline is exciting but I'm not uite sure if I just don't fit with the writing style that Ms Jordan uses or if it was the character of Mercy that rubbed me the wrong way The fascination with the book reminded me of a nearly drug like addiction Since I love that I grew up in the south I thought I'd fall madly in love with the southern description of Bay City Not so Instead of finding strength and stick to it iveness in Mercy and her fellow paper staff I found her to be well pale I felt like I was listening to a sweet but bland girl ramble than living in the exciting moment of a girl who had the courage to strike out on her own in a time when women didn't do such things I feel like the book moved slow and like the characters didn't develop uite as deeply as I'd like I wish that I had enjoyed the book because I would have loved to write a glowing review of a fantastic tale of unimaginable situations that happened to extraordinary ordinary people Unfortunately I can'tRating 1 Star I hope that you enjoy it than I did Unfortunately it's not one that I'll read again or recommendDisclaimer I was given a free copy of this book by WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review

  6. Kylin Larsson Kylin Larsson says:

    To read this book is to glimpse the magnificence of the human condition I want to write essays about how good and important this book is but I don't have time Do yourself a favor and read itMercy Land the protagonist and a state of mind when you get right down to it is thoroughly charming She was raised in the backwoods in Missouri and works as a newspaper editor in a small town on the coast in Alabama in the late 1930s early 1940s Her on the river upbringing instills in her a steadiness of character moral wisdom and uick wit all of which become crucially necessary when the opportunity to change the course of time falls into her hands She has the chance to save a life and perhaps a whole town if she can figure out how to use a book written in fiery ink a book that reveals the choices and conseuent paths of a person's life The book even shows lives that could have been including the life of her friend who disappeared when she was a teenager a friend who was damaged perhaps beyond repairThis book reminds me a little of Ursula K Le Guin's short story titled The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas I read that about twenty years ago and the value of it has stayed with me all these years The Miracle of Mercy Land is certainly of the same caliber

  7. Kathleen Kelly Kathleen Kelly says:

    This book is a spiritual thriller with a bit of supernatural thrown into the mix The story takes place in a small town in Alabama in the 1930's About a book that is found by the owner of a newspaper that has the ability to change the people in the book and their destinies A young woman who is a reporter and general girl Friday to the ownereditor Mercy is one of the main characters She loves working at the newspaper and especially working with her boss Doc She finds out about the book and has the chance to look at it and between her and Doc they spend a lot of time reading this book Someone from Mercy's past comes to town and is also interested in this book This novel is about the choices that we make in life and the relationships that make our lives what they are and what path our lives take I read this book in almost one sitting it was mezmerizing without being overly religious A very enjoyable read

  8. Julie G Julie G says:

    It's the story of a woman who works at a small town newspaper who along with her mentor Doc finds a mysterious book that tells the secrets of everyone in the town It's listed as inspirational fiction but honestly if I hadn't known the publisher I would have had no idea I would classify it as magic realism except that makes it sound good Sadly this one did not live up to my expectationsThe WritingNo Just no We are talking plot holes as big as the Grand Canyon One of my huge issues with the writing was that I felt like the author had done no research The book is set in the 1930's in rural Alabama From the beginning the narrator tells us that she was born in a tiny community called Bittersweet Creek She moves to a larger city but we are told over and over how small this town is Everyone knows everyone rural etc etc But then the narrator tells us she has a car And she goes to a dance hall and knows how to waltz From my five minutes of research on the rural South during this time period neither of those things would be a possibility Where did she get the money for a car? We hear all about how humble her family is and how she just makes enough money for a boarding house remember we are talking a single woman in the 1930's but she has her own car? And she learned to dance? Don't tell me about how she grew up running wild on the banks of a creek in rural Alabama and then have her ballroom dancing a few paragraphs awayAnother issue was the multiple narrators Multiple narrators are typically not a problem for me but I think it's weird to tell half the story in alternating voices and then to randomly insert two chapters in a third voice It was just obviously used as a device to show us what was happening in the third character's head or let us know what he was doing when he was off stage I think there are better ways to do that then the sudden and random addition of a third voice for two chaptersFinally the dialects There is nothing worse than poorly written Southern dialect At the very least try to keep it consistent If a character is going to have to use country phrases to show us how backwoods she is then use them all the time Don't have her occasionally throw out a ya'll or a down in the holler and then on the next page have her speaking perfectly grammatical English with no accent So yeah the writing gets a big time no from meMST3K ReviewAgain this is a no go Not entertaining The entire book is this huge buildup about the secret book Why do they have it? What is its purpose? Where did it come from? Then we have the big finale with a showdown between the good guys and the bad guy who only appears at all in the last 50 pages And the showdown ends the good guy and the good girl live happily ever after and the book? Nah who cares about that The girl fell in love She found a man to complete her Who needs to know why we just read 354 pages all about this mysterious book what really matters is that a man loves the female main character Isn't that what we should be concerned about? We get our happy ending?My apologies to the author and the publishing company I really wanted to like this one But I didn't At all It's a do not recommend

  9. Theresa Theresa says:

    Set in the early 1930's a time in which a young woman is expected to marry and start a family our protagonist Mercy Land bucks that tradition with the support of her eccentric Aunt Ida Right away we find that Mercy Land is not like other young women of her time Born in a bolt of lightning on the banks of the Bittersweet Mercy leaves her small town and moves to Bay City where she soon becomes the assistant to Doc Philips the publisher and editor of the town newspaper uickly earning the title Doc's girlAfter seven years of working side by side with Doc a mysterious book comes into his possession This book appears to map out the choices that everyone in Bay City has ever made and how each choice has influenced the path that their lives have taken He uickly shares his find with Mercy and they work together to figure out how best to handle the information presented to them Doc's inclination is to go back and right a wrong choice in his past and Mercy wants to fulfill it's purpose The author asks her readers and her characters to open their eyes to how every choice ever made influences and changes every aspect of your life's path and asks the uestion Would you make different choices if you knew it would change the outcome of a wrong choice you made in the past?The Miracle of Mercy Land is an enjoyable read that ended much too soon for me Although I enjoyed the plot and felt the characters were complex and believable I did feel a little let down that many uestions were never answered Where did the book come from? Why did it come into Doc's possession? What's the real purpose of the book? Overall though Ms Jordan has a style of writing that you will not soon forget Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging For Books review program I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own

  10. F. F. says:

    Cover It is ok Not as sophisticated like other books I have seenThe Miracle of Mercy Land A NovelMercy Land a native of backwoods Bittersweet has moved into Bay City in Alabama working as 'Doc's girl' an assistant editor to Doc Phillips editor and owner of the local daily newspaper in the 1930s Mercy knows almost every secret of Doc's except one when a magical book appears in Doc's OfficeDoc calls Mercy into his office to figure out what is the purpose of the magical book They are able to see the lives of every citizen of Bay City their past and present their fears and hopes Doc thinks he can fix a wrong of the past by calling John uincy uincy is someone Mercy had known from the past but she is not sure who he is Not only is Mercy trying to understand the meaning of the magical book and who is John uincy Mercy realizes that choices are made by everyone That the choices we made did indeed turn the times for ill or for good for everyone 326River Jordan author of The Miracle of Mercy Land writes the book from three different points of view Mercy Doc and John uincy which is interesting because the reader is able to get a better idea of what the magical book River Jordan never fully describes the book where it came from and its ultimate purpose This book is also filled with suspense as wellThere were some uestions that could have been answered to clear up some confusionFTC I received a copy of the book from WaterBrook Multnomah Press link and photo above

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