Tuesday, August 28, 2012

House of Mercy by Erin Healy ~ review

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140168551X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401685515

This book is also available as an e-book.

August 7, 2012

When Beth's world falls apart, can she ever be whole again?

Beth has a gift of healing-which is why she wants to become a vet and help her family run their fifth-generation cattle ranch. Her father's dream of helping men in trouble and giving them a second chance is her dream too. But it only takes one foolish decision for Beth to destroy it all.

Beth scrambles to redeem her mistake, pleading with God for help, even as a mystery complicates her life. But the repercussions grow more unbearable-a lawsuit, a death, a divided family, and the looming loss of everything she cares about. Beth's only hope is to find the grandfather she never knew and beg for his help. Confused, grieving, but determined to make amends, she embarks on a horseback journey across the mountains, guided by a wild, unpredictable wolf who may or may not be real.

Set in the stunningly rugged terrain of Southern Colorado, "House of Mercy "follows Beth through the valley of the shadow of death into the unfathomable miracles of God's goodness and mercy.

My take on this book:
Beth Borzoi knows she has the gift of healing, and that's why she has the dream of becoming a vet, but an act of poor judgement causes her to make a mistake that not only puts dreams on hold but could also cost her and her family everything that they hold dear.

Strong,well written  characters really made this contemporary fiction come to life. Beth's character was easy to like, although I felt like she was a bit immature in the beginning,she really was a good person who tried to make the right decisions but often they backfired on her. It was interesting to see how her character struggled because of some of her decisions. As she embarks on a journey in the mountains to find a grandfather she doesn't know we see her taking a spiritual journey as well. As she grows and changes thru the story we see her learning to put her faith and trust in God.  The mystical wolf woven into the story adds another dimension to the story giving it a supernatural element.

Overall, an interesting read with well developed characters and a unique story line that held my attention until the end, although the ending left me with a few questions.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my book, Brenda. I always appreciate reviewers' comments! Best, EH


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