Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

by Eli Easton

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BN ID: 2940158767265
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 10/27/2017
Series: Men of Lancaster County , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 274,547
File size: 384 KB

About the Author

Eli Easton has been at various times and under different names a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, an organic farmer, and a long-distance walker. She began writing m/m romance in 2013 and has published 27 books since then. She hopes to write many more.

As an avid reader of such, she is tickled pink when an author manages to combine literary merit, vast stores of humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, two bulldogs, several cows, and a cat. All of them (except for the husband) are female, hence explaining the naked men that have taken up residence in her latest fiction writing.

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Tender Mercies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
amatate More than 1 year ago
Tender Mercies is the second standalone book from the Men of Lancaster County series. Though the book is set in the same region in rural Pennsylvania, it features all new characters with only a brief cameo of the previous couple from A Second Harvest. Tender Mercies was definitely more of an emotional, slow-burn romance with good characters and a great story. I was really intrigued about the idea of Eddie picking up his life and moving to the Pennsylvania countryside to follow his dream of opening a farm sanctuary. However, it was the opening scene in chapter 2 that really caught my attention as Samuel, a young Amish man, is exiled from his family home. The emotion packed into that chapter was intense, and I was certain this would be a touching story. Samuel ends up working on Eddie’s farm, and their relationship slowly blossoms from a friendship to a passionate partnership. Though there’s an age gap between Samuel and Eddie, the romantic conflict is more due to their opposing backgrounds, Samuel’s inexperience, and Eddie’s recent painful break-up. These differing views made for an interesting mix in personalities and I liked seeing the characters work through them and find strength in one another as well as gain self-confidence as the book progressed. I generally like slow-burn romances because it gives me a chance to connect with the characters and allows the chemistry to build. I got a little of that in Tender Mercies but the connection between Samuel and Eddie wasn’t always palpable, and I must admit the pace felt sluggish in the middle of the book. That said, my interest was reinvigorated as their relationship moved forward, we saw some personality growth from both Samuel and Eddie, and a discovery reignited Eddie’s passion to make his sanctuary a success. Tender Mercies proved to be a sweet, steady story that teemed with emotion. I think readers who are looking for a beautiful love story that offers something a bit different than most contemporary romances will enjoy this book and series. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*