The Road To Mercy

The Road To Mercy

by Melissa Mcgovern Taylor


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The word murder isn't frequently heard in the small town of Mercy, North Carolina. Yet, behind the well-kept streets and smiling faces, Mercy bears a burden of pain from the past. Karen Denwood knows this all too well - she created the burden.

After nine years in prison, Karen clings to the hope that the residents of Mercy will allow the "murderer" of Frank Aldridge to reenter the town limits unscathed. To Karen's dismay, the town residents shun her one by one. With only her aunt's acceptance, Karen loses hope for a fresh start in her hometown...until she finds forgiveness in the most unlikely person.

Joseph Aldridge returns to Mercy planning to reopen his grandfather's old store as a veterinary clinic. After joining a prison Bible study, he never expects to come face-to-face with Karen Denwood, the woman responsible for his grandfather's death. Just when Joe thinks he can't let go of the past, God plants a seed of forgiveness in his heart for Karen.

In the midst of Karen's struggle for acceptance in Mercy, Joe draws closer to her side. Will forgiveness blossom into something more or will their tragic history continue to tear them apart?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453673799
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/17/2010
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Melissa McGovern Taylor has loved writing since she won her first short story contest at age ten. She earned her degree in Writing from Methodist University, and her award-winning fiction has appeared in Young Salvationist, the national magazine for Salvation Army youth. Melissa lives with her husband and two young children in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Road to Mercy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This free, 200 page book is Christian fiction. It is self published. It is extremely well edited. So well edited in fact, I thought it was a Bethany House release. It is a very clean book, there is an accidental shooting, which is the nearest thread to an adult theme, this book has. The characters are likable, but very pious. There is a lot of Bible verses, prayers, preaching, religious conversations, and testimony. An over abundance in fact. The plot was predictable. It was misunderstand girl, meets up with religious boy, from the family, she supposedly harmed. This leads to many conflicts in personal, religious, family and professional lives. But with God's help it all works out. Genre, Christian Romance. Ages 14 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, which dealt with the theme of forgiveness. I think it is a well written Christian book, as good or better than other Christian books by bigger name publishers. It definitely keeps you engaged so that you want to find out what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book of sin, redemption, grace, and mercy in this mythical NC town - which reminds me of the small town I grew up in. The characters were real and believable with human flaws and frailties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I predict we will be enjoying more books from this first time author I finished this short novel in one day. The message of love and forgiveness was very uplifting.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a great deal. It was an easy read that got you interested right off the bat. Thanks! 5 stars