Angel of Mercy Series: Book Two
FOR SOME SOLDIERS, THE BATTLE never ends.
Dottie Harper fears for her children's safety. Her husband, Jerrod, is struggling with dementia brought on by shell shock during the Civil War. It's as though there are two Jerrods locked inside him: the tender and loving Christian man she married, and a harsh man given to unpredictable fits of violent rage. Dottie loves her husband with all her heart, and with God's help, she'd determined to remain steadfast.
Dottie's sister, Breanna Baylor, is a certified medical nurse. She's headed west with a wagon train, planning to visit Dottie in California and meet her family for the first time. Along the way, Breanna meets up with wounded soldiers, contagious townspeople, and injured outlaws. Compassionate and highly skilled, she tends to their physical hurts and shares the gospel whenever she can. Litlle does she know that a life-or-death meeting awaits with her own brother-in-law.
Come alongside these two remarkable sisters, and rejoice in how God takes care of those with faithful hearts.
About the Author
Al Lacy has written more than ninety novels, including the Angel of Mercy, Battles of Destiny, and Journeys of the Stranger series. He and his wife, JoAnna Lacy, are coauthors of the Mail Order Bride, Hannah of Fort Bridger, and Shadow of Liberty series. The Lacys make their home in the Colorado Rockies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a good story. There were times that it was predictable but I think that every story has those points. I liked Breanna very much. She was very independent and strong willed. The things that Jerrod was dealing with were very interesting. I liked how Lacy put us into his head to show us the two sides of Jerrod. The story was pretty fast paced. I got caught up in the story a few times and didn't realize how long I had been sitting reading. I didn't finish it in one setting, but it didn't take me very long at all. The story was unique. It dealt with a few tough subjects but that didn't make it hard to read. Everything was tastefully written and the outcomes were plausible. Overall I liked this one. It was enjoyable and I wanted to find out what was going to happen next.
Faithful Heart is book two in the Angel of Mercy Series written by Al Lacy. Book one is Legacy. This is the story of Breanna Baylor as she travels west as part of a wagon train to see her sister, Dottie, in California. Because this is a Christian book, God and salvation play a large role in Breanna and Dottie's lives. Breanna is a nurse and is called along the way to heal a number of different people. She is a very strong woman which is nice for the time period. Even when confronted with bad people, she remains strong in her faith in the Lord. While that's admirable, I found it at times to be a bit hard to connect with her as a person/character because she seemed so perfect. Jerrod, Dottie's husband, is abusing both her and her children. I found this portion of the book very upsetting and I found the fact that Dottie stayed with her husband even when he was abusing her children to be even more upsetting although I don't suppose it was all that uncommon that long ago. I did like the fact that the book addresses that while Jesus can make anyone better, He doesn't always choose to for His own reasons. All in all, it's an interesting look at life during the "Wild West" and at life in general during this time period. It is heavy in references to Christianity that may leave some people feeling uncomfortable if they don't enjoy Christian literature.