As Oregon Territory teeters on the brink of armed conflict, one woman strives for peace.
Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart’s cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers want the tribes removed from the land completely, one way or another.
At the request of family friend Eletta Browning, who is experiencing a difficult pregnancy, Mercy travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Browning Mission, she meets Eletta’s brother-in-law, Adam. Despite her attempts to befriend him, Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps her at arm’s length. Why is he so intent on pushing her away?
When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the combustion point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam will have to rely on their faith in God and on each other in order to make it out alive.
I loved this book. Of course Tracie Peterson is a favorite author and as you all know I read the previous two books in this series. So I was really looking forward to the release of this book.
Mercy story happens about 6 years after Hope’s ended. So we see that she has grown up quite a bit. She is trying to find her place in this life and an opportunity arises but it will be just as challenging as when she was held hostage at the Whitman Mission. Through it all she stands strong and finds a man for herself that only God could have found for her. We see how strong Mercy is and how she has continued to grow in compassion.
I won’t spoil it for you but I believe if you have read the other two you will be very happy with this story as well. I feel like the story has ended well and even though there is much turmoil it was tied up in a great way. Of course there could always be a room for a sequel as you will soon see but if there is not the story ends on a very nice note.
But don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.
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