Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Review and Giveaway: Finding Mercy October 20, 2014

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Finding Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley


Michael Landon Jr., son of television legend Michael Landon, is an award-winning storyteller, first in television and film, and now in books. His print works include One More Sunrise co-written with Tracie Peterson.


Cindy Kelley is the co-author of the novel The Silent Gift, and Traces of Mercy. Her career as a screenwriter with long-time writing partner, Michael Landon, Jr., began with the adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit, which had a theatrical release. Several television movies followed, most notably Love Comes Softly, (based on Janette Oke’s novel) which won a CAMIE Award and the Epiphany Prize for Movie Guide’s most inspirational television movie of 2003. Cindy and her husband, Jim, make their home in the Southwest; have three adorable grandchildren and four big dogs who rule the house.


When Mercy abandons Captain Elijah Hale to search for her true identity, he goes after her. With the threat that bounty hunters might be hot on her trail, Mercy does all she can to stay ahead of the danger, frustrating both the bad men who are after her—and Captain Hale who wants to find her and escort her safely home. But when she stumbles upon clues that help her learn who she is and where she’s from, the danger escalates and she has to learn to keep her friends close and her enemies even closer—if she can determine which is which!

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Finding Mercy, go HERE.



My Thoughts:

I have been waiting a year to read this book. I absolutely loved the first book. You can read my review here. But, sometimes second books can be disappointing.

I am very happy to say that was not true of Finding Mercy. I. Love. This. Book.

The writing is so good and the constant plot twists are unexpected. Mercy and Elijah are great characters. I remember in the first book how I adored the romance between Mercy and Rand…but as this book moved along I wondered what would happen if Mercy fell for Elijah? Hmmmm?

Again, we are dealing with the issue of Mercy’s identify and I loved the lessons I learned from this. Mercy still doesn’t remember her past but people are telling her who she used to be and want her to be that way again. Some things aren’t very nice.

I realize I have dealt with this myself. I am made new in Christ but there are times when my past tries to remind me of who I used to be. I have a choice, I can either move forward in my new identify or I can go back to my past and my old, lost self, who I didn’t like all that much.

Mercy has the same choice to make. Who will she choose?

Now, this is the second book in the series and I kept asking myself could you read this as a stand-alone? Yes, you could but I think the book is so much richer for what I learned in the first book. I think some things will be confusing if you don’t read the first one and you might find yourself frustrated. I recommend reading the first book, you won’t be sorry. It was amazing.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

Leave a comment to win a copy by October 26th at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. residents only)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.


18 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Finding Mercy”

  1. Melanie Backus Says:

    I have heard wonderful things about this book and would absolutely love a copy of my own. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  2. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Sounds like a winner. Would love a copy.

  3. amyc Says:

    I loved the first book of the series. Thanks for the giveaway and great post.
    Campbellamyd At gmail dot com

  4. I read the first book and loved it… but was hugely disappointed in the ending- which wasn’t an ending at all, but a cliffhanger!!! I’d love the chance to finish the story 🙂 Thanks for having a giveaway!

  5. faithdp24 Says:

    I’m sure this is a wonderful book; one which I would definitely enjoy reading. Thank you for sharing your review.

  6. ELIZABETH Says:

    I was drawn in with the first book and so thrilled to see the second one finally! thanks for the chance to win! truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

  7. lorlyn63 Says:

    This books sounds great – would love the opportunity to win a copy of it and then share it with others I know who love to read. Thank you for the giveaway and opportunity – Blessings…Lorlyn

  8. B. Adams Says:

    I loved Traces of Mercy and it left me in eager anticipation of this book!! Thank you for the giveaway, Melissa!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  9. jennette Says:

    Can i enter please?

  10. lib1lady Says:

    We have their books in the church library. Thanks for giving me the chance to win this book.

  11. Hi Mercy. Hate for books to end with a cliffhanger. Not everyone can afford to buy the next book. I have the first and wish to win this one or won’t know what happens. Please put my name in. Thanks! Maxie

  12. choose #6. Thanks to all who commented. I hope you get a chance to read this book 🙂

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