Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

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by Mary Manners
     
 

When Lexi Taylor resorts to hosting an online auction to raise money for her fledgling youth center, the last thing she expects is to be matched for a date with Cooper Jackson. Lured by the promise of a lucrative NFL career, the hometown hero and former University of Tennessee quarterback broke off their engagement without so much as a backward glance. Now, six years…  See more details below

Overview

When Lexi Taylor resorts to hosting an online auction to raise money for her fledgling youth center, the last thing she expects is to be matched for a date with Cooper Jackson. Lured by the promise of a lucrative NFL career, the hometown hero and former University of Tennessee quarterback broke off their engagement without so much as a backward glance. Now, six years later, he’s come home to nurse an injured knee and his wounded pride—and he wants Lexi back.
But a heartbreaking secret stands between them, and Lexi plans to keep it that way.


Can Cooper's gentleness and renewed faith coax the secret to the surface? And if he does, will forgiveness draw them close…or will their love be shattered forever?

Editorial Reviews

Susan Mobley
(4 1/2 stars!) Here’s a wonderful story about the temptations fame can bring. The lessons both characters learn are appropriate and the secondary characters add depth to this touching story of learning from your mistakes and taking the opportunity offered by second chances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012390684
Publisher:
White Rose Publishing
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
810,523
File size:
106 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Manners is an award-winning author of inspirational romance who lives in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with her husband and teen-aged daughter. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers.

During the school year, she teaches middle-schoolers reading and Algebra. In her free time, she likes to garden, take long walks with her husband, and read romance novels in a hammock beneath century-old shade trees.

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Tender Mercies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tender Mercies is a tender, touching tale. I'm not a huge fan of football, but Cooper Jackson has definitly upped my interest in the sport. Who would have thought romance and football could make a perfect pair? Mary Manners does a fine job of weaving the two together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tender Mercies shows the gentle side of a football player. I think I'm a new fan of the sport!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tender Mercies is my favorite novel so far. What a wonderful message, and the characters are entertaining and real. Wonderful!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tender Mercies was a Recommended Read from the Romantic Times Book Reviews, so I purchased it. And I'm so glad I did. It's a wonderful story, and I'm definitely a Mary Manners fan now. I can't wait to get my hands on another of her books!!!
TammyK1 More than 1 year ago
Football and romance make an outstanding pair in this sweet romance filled with hope and promise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and flirty, with an underlying message that gives hope for redemption.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tender...a lovely romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's so much good to say about this sweet and tender book, but I can sum it all up like this: Captivating, enthralling, and full of moments that will make you laugh and cry. WONDERFUL!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Left me wanting a sequel!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this award-winning romance that blends football, romance, and family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this full-length novel. The characters made quite an impression, and I loved the touch of East Tennessee scenery.
Lily4 More than 1 year ago
Tender Mercies is rich with descriptions of the Knoxville, TN area. The romance is beautiful, and the emotion kept my heart pumping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fiends and I read this in our book group and I was hooked from the first page. We all think it's great, and are waiting for Ms. Manners's next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a die-hard Mary Manners fan, and Tender Mercies is my most favorite book of all that she's written. It's in a class all its own.
DollyL More than 1 year ago
This one is a keeper. 5 stars for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never thought football could be so much fun, but Cooper Jackson sure has made a believer out of me. A beautifully-writen story that deals with a difficult subject quite well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Mary Manners's debut romance, Mended Heart, and I was instantly hooked. She truly has a gift for telling inspirational stories.
teresa590 More than 1 year ago
Five-plus stars for sure.
mattiesue More than 1 year ago
A story full of heart, romance, and tenderness. For anyone who's ever wanted a do-over.
katiebug2 More than 1 year ago
A delight of a story that grabbed my attention from the first line and never let it go.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
TENDER MERCIES By: Mary Manners I want to say that I loved TENDER MERCIES and Mary Manners did an awesome job of penning the story and the characters. Lexi Taylor and her friend runs Thursday's Child recreation center for children. Lexi loves working with children. She is talked into doing an on line auction to raise money for the center. Who ever bids the highest will get a date with Lexi. Cooper Jackson is an NFL football quarterback from University Of Tennessee. He has come home with an injured knee that needs healing. He had broke off his engagement with Lexi for football six years ago.. It has been 6 years and he still can't get over her. Lexi did not expect to see Cooper back in town. Lexi is keeping a deep secret from Cooper. Both Lexi and Cooper still have feeling for each other, bur he left her for football once and would he do it gain. She can't take the chance of her heart being broken again. Who wins the date with Lexi? If Cooper finds out the deep secret Lexi is hiding , will he still want her? I found myself rooting for Lexi at times , then I would I would be rooting for Cooper. These are two likable Characters. Mary Manners did not disappoint me, I loved this story and I will be reading more by this author. Do get you a copy and find out more about Lexie and Cooper. I am sure you will love this sweet romance as I did. I was given a copy of this book for my honest review, and I have given it.