Saturday, March 19, 2011

"The Miracle of Mercy Land" by River Jordan

What I have to say...
The Miracle of Mercy Land, by River Jordan, is unlike any other story I’ve ever encountered.  It is full of life, seasoned with mystery, hope, and the complications of the past.  It is written in an almost rhythmic form, not quite poetic, but has a distinct voice.  For lack of a better description word it reads like honey.  I promise you when you read it this will make perfect sense to you.  I think this quote from the novel best sums up the story: “But if we learn our lessons from the stories, if they change us for the better, then the stories are worth fighting for and keeping (333).”  Main character Mercy Land receives a phone call from her boss that sets her on a journey.  Little does she know it leads her straight to her past, and sets her on the way to her future.  She learns the most important lesson that perhaps one can learn, and that’s exactly who she is, Mercy Land.  This novel crosses the line from the imaginable to the unimaginable, allowing the reader that brief moment of escape.  Enter the magical world of Mercy Land and find your story that’s worth fighting for and keeping!
*This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.*

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