Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mercy Come Mourning by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Mercy Come Morning: A Novel

Mercy Come Mourning is a book that was previously published as Christmas Every Mourning back in 2002. While it is not a new book, it is an enjoyable story but very easy to read and rather short at only 222 pages.

This is my first book I have read from Lisa Bergren and look forward to reading others by her. The imagery in this book is amazing, she puts you right in the scene. Every thing she describes in such vivid detail that you can't help but think that it is real right outside your window.

Krista is a 38 single history professor who has only seen her mother (who is suffering form Alzheimer's) twice in the last two years. When she finds that her mother is dying from heart failure she finally returns to the nursing home that her formal boyfriend Dane runs. It is here that she finds a diary that her mother wrote as a child. As she reads through it she starts to see her mother in a different light, at the same time she remembers back to different Christmas's from her own childhood.

Will Krista see her mother in a different light? What will become of her relationship with Dane, a man who still carries deep feelings for her.

This book was given to me by the publisher for review purposes in return for my honest opinion.

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