Thursday, August 30, 2012
House of Mercy by Erin Healy
About the Book:
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. 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, and 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.
House of Mercy is the second book I read from Erin Healy and was excited about reading another one, but in the end I found I much preferred The Baker's Wife over this one. This one was not bad but I found it to start slower and the pace of the book to be much slower. Her other book I read drew me a lot quicker and kept me engaged. This book was one that I could easily set down and not come back to for days. I will say though I liked how she went for a different setting and I did feel like the Christian message was stronger and more evident. In the end I will still try new books from Erin Healy and I am sure there are others who would enjoy this book.
*I was provided this book from the publisher through B&B Media for the purpose of this review.