Monday, February 5, 2018

Abiding Mercy

GIVEAWAY
REID, RUTH
ABIDING MERCY

Faith faces an impossible situation: Should she do the right thing and bring heartache to nearly everyone she knows or deny her true self and always wonder...what if?

Sixteen-year-old Faith has worked full-time in her parents' restaurant since she finished eighth grade. She loves her Amish community and the romantic attentions of her longtime friend, Gideon.

When her sister seems to be getting too friendly with Englischers, and her parents are in a buggy accident, Faith wants to escape into her dream of joining the church and getting married.

But then a local newspaper runs a story about a child named Adriana who was kidnapped fifteen years earlier, and everything Faith has held true comes into question.

Suddenly the community Faith has known her whole life seems unreal. Can she ever trust her own family? And how will she ever find home again if she no longer belongs in the world she knows best?

My Review:

Cultures clash in this intriguing Amish novel. It's been awhile since I've read a book by Ruth Reid but Abiding Mercy reminds me of why I need to read more by this author. A taut, tense plot that keeps a reader glued to the page. Memorable characters that reflect all the complications of real life. A mysterious stranger who is so much more than he seems. And some heart-wrenching plot twists that turn everything upside down.

Loved Faith and the way she lives up to her name during the most trying of times. She's not perfect by any means, but she clings to the hope in God's promises and in her own sweet way makes the world a brighter place for those around her. If anything, she is too eager to please at times. The exact opposite of her self-centered sister, Olivia. That difficult sibling relationship catapults the entire family into an unimaginable journey that tests them all.

A riveting sweet romance that is just a little bit different from the other Amish stories out there. Definitely a treat of a read. Perfect for fans of Amish fiction but also a great introduction to the genre for those who aren't quite sure if Amish is their thing. Awesomesauce all around!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Abiding Mercy, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry.Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 11 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

23 comments:

  1. I've not read any Ruth Reid books, this one sounds terrific!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's super duper good. You'll love her. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I am like Trixi and have heard of her but not yet read any of her books. This does sound to have an interesting and intriguing depth to it. Thank you for the review and opportunity to participate!

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    1. It definitely does. Good luck, CC.

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  3. oh my, this really does sound like a cultures clash story. would love to read this author
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  4. This was such a good book. Good luck everyone.

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    1. I'm looking forward to the rest in the series...but I'm afraid we might get Olivia's story and I don't know if I'm ready for that. lol

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  5. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  6. It has been awhile since I read a book by Ruth Reid, and this one sounds like another great book by her. I would be delighted to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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  7. This is an author I'd forgotten about! I really liked her book "Miracle of Hope."
    Dianna

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    1. I haven't read that one yet. I really need to play some catch up. Good luck, Dianna.

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  8. I've followed Ruth Reid but have never had a chance to read one of her books. I've loved everything I've read about "Abiding Mercy" including your great review that makes me want to read it.

    Love Amish stories! I haven't found any that I haven't fell in love with and read all I'm given the opportunity to read.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy! <3
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Then you definitely need to add Abiding Mercy to your Amish collection, Kay. Good luck.!

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  9. Thanks for sharing
    Looks like a really good Amish story
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  10. Sounds like a really good book :)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's fantastic! Good luck, Samantha.

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  11. Oh, now I want to find out what decision she makes!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Such a dilemma -- and written so well. Good luck, rubynreba.

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