From the very first sentence in The Miracle of Mercy Land, the author River Jordan takes you by the hand and pulls you into a fantastical journey full of darkness, sunshine and life.
I was surprised to find Mercy Land is the lead character’s name and not a place; however, that only adds to the power of her story.
This book will affect each person reading it differently for the same reasons the character’s lives are affected differently; we all have our own weaknesses, demons, desires and individual stories.
Mercy Land is full of mysticism and fantasy, not my usual reading fare. Nevertheless, I have reviewed several books in fantasy genre and despite this, have enjoyed the books. (Perhaps the Lord is telling me to enjoy more whimsy in my life.)
Mercy is a young woman who left her home in Bittersweet Creek, Alabama for Bay City, Alabama in order to live her life as she wanted and not as conventional wisdom dictated.
Along the way, she becomes the indispensable right-hand woman for Doc Philips, the editor and publisher of the local paper.
One early morning Mercy receives a strange call at her boarding house from Doc Philips. Thus begins a journey into a world of suspended belief and fantasy.
Docs possess the biggest news story of her life, but she cannot print a word of what she knows and comes to know as a result of Doc’s mysterious call.
The Miracle of Mercy Land will leave you asking yourself a lot of questions about your own life and choices you have made.
I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.