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It's 1955, when scandalous affairs are never talked about, divorce is rare, a wife is a "homemaker" more often than not, and every Christian home displays its family Bible front and center. Certainly, a well-respected pastor in the conservative city of Muskegon, Michigan, would never be caught in the middle of a heinous secret that could ruin his career and break up his beautiful marriage and family. Or would he? When Henry Griffin was stationed in occupied Japan in the mid-1940s, he met Rina Hamada, a Japanese woman who fell head over heels for him. Despite having a young wife and baby daughter waiting at home in the States, Henry had too much to drink one night, and one thing led to another... He knew it was wrong. He struggled with guilt and expressed his resistance, but she professed her love and continued to pursue him. Now, ten years later, a letter from Japan arrives and threatens to upend Henry's world. What to do and how to tell his wife are just the beginning of his troubles. Tough questions about faith, redemption, and preserving his reputation bring us here, under the shade of The Mercy Tree.
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About the Author
SHARLENE MACLAREN’S novels include the beloved Little Hickman Creek series (Loving Liza Jane; Sarah, My Beloved; and Courting Emma); and the acclaimed historical trilogies The Daughters of Jacob Kane (Hannah Grace, Maggie Rose, and Abbie Ann), River of Hope (Livvie’s Song, Ellie’s Haven, and Sofia’s Secret), and Tennessee Dreams (Heart of Mercy, Threads of Joy, and Gift of Grace). Sharlene MacLaren lives with her husband, Cecil, in Spring Lake Michigan.