REVIEW: Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin

Waves of Mercy takes us to the settlement of western Michigan by the Dutch immigrants in the mid 1800s.  We follow the story of Geesje de Jonge from her teenage years through her 60s.  Geesje is writing a narrative of her story for inclusion in a historical piece for the town on its anniversary.  Through her “chapters” we learn how she came to be in Holland, Michigan.  In the modern days (1890s) part of the book, we meet Anna who is searching for herself through a Chicago church and a broken engagement to William.  Geesje has much advice, through her life’s story, for Anna and also for Derk, a young man entering the ministry.

This is an engaging story about finding out what is really important and living to God’s plans for us.  Thanks to Bethany House for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.



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