Hope, the middle sister, hardened her heart to everyone except her two sisters and maybe her uncle’s family. After the demoralizing personal attack on her at the Whitman mission, she has good reason to be wary. Older sister Grace and younger sister Mercy gently encourage her to give the fear and hate over to God. Hope, though, is resigned to her delicate hold on a normal life. Given an opening, though, God can get in and do wonders.
Thanks to Bethany House for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.
Shades of Mercy is an excellent story set in the 1950’s in Maine. I admit that I never thought that race relations would have been an issue in Maine. But, Native Americans in that area were disregarded by the entitled, in many cases. This book opened a new chapter of history of which I had been unaware. It was written from the point-of-view of a 15 year old young woman, trying to figure out the world and why it was so unjust. Shades of Mercy is worth your time. Thank you to the authors for sending me an advance copy to read–I really liked it.