Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Traces of Mercy by Michael Landon Jr and Cindy Kelley

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Traces of Mercy

(David C. Cook - October 1, 2013)


Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley


Michael Landon Jr., son of television legend Michael Landon, is an award-winning storyteller, first in television and film, and now in books. His print works include One More Sunrise co-written with Tracie Peterson.

Cindy Kelley is the co-author of the novel The Silent Gift, and Traces of Mercy. Her career as a screenwriter with long-time writing partner, Michael Landon, Jr., began with the adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit, which had a theatrical release. Several television movies followed, most notably Love Comes Softly, (based on Janette Oke’s novel) which won a CAMIE Award and the Epiphany Prize for Movie Guide’s most inspirational television movie of 2003. Cindy and her husband, Jim, make their home in the Southwest; have three adorable grandchildren and four big dogs who rule the house.


From Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley, authors of The Silent Gift and creators of the hit television film Love Comes Softly, comes an exciting historical romance set in post-Civil War, and filled with suspense and faith-building values.

At the war’s end, a young woman suffers an accident that leaves her unconscious and alone. Waking with amnesia, she takes the name Mercy and wants more than anything to find out the truth of her past. But then a handsome stranger arrives, who may hold the key to everything she has forgotten. What he knows could devastate her future, and even end her life.

Written by two proven storytellers, Traces of Mercy is perfect for anyone who loves historical fiction, prairie-based tales, or just a good romance.

My thoughts:

An excellent offering for a Civil War era reading buff like myself. We follow a Confederate sniper on the battlefield relentlessly pursuing the enemy but when a momentary act of mercy changes the course of the soldiers life, it produces a spellbinding story of love, intrigue, betrayal, and revenge.

This novel hooked me from the very first page! I turned the pages of this book eagerly because of the compelling storyline. The ending of this book was enough to satisfy me but an interesting turn of events at the end makes me want to wish away the months until book two comes out.

My thanks to CFBA and David C Cook Publishers for generously providing a copy for review.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Traces of Mercy, go

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