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Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 1/27/2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
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MERCY’S RAIN, by Christian writer, Cindy K. Sproles, a chilling, and heartbreaking portrayal of the historic nineteenth century Appalachia mountains of Tennessee—a poignant story of the evils of man, and the mercy of God. A novel of betrayal, faith, forgiveness and redemption.
Set in 1897 in Wadalow Mountain, Tennessee, Merc Roller, a young woman has lived with abuse most of her life, at the hands of her father, the Pastor. It appears no one will stand up to this man, as he uses his authority and control to ruin lives. He is twisted and took on the role of Judge, Jury, and Jesus.
How will she escape this life? What about God’s love? She has only known what she has experienced in her own environment? Abused, broken, and bitter, she takes the Pastor’s life. Now she becomes what she hated about him.
Sent away by her angry grieving mother, and she meets a young preacher and a different life. Now there was no washing away her sin and guilt. She had made a decision and one she would regret, and one she would have to live with. Until she finds herself on the other side of the mountain, and learns about God’s real love through others.
With memorable characters, Sproles creates an emotional and captivating story of suffering and damage, and uses God’s compassion, love, grace, and mercy to transform a broken life. A great lesson for us all.