About The Book: When your life is built around a father's wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God?
Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and hate, won't stand her ground to save Mercy either.
The Pastor has robbed Mercy of innocence and love, a husband and her child. Not a single person seems capable of standing up to the Pastor's unrestrained evil. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands. Her heart was hardened to love long before she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner of the Pastor. She just didn't realize the retribution she thought would save her, might turn her into the very thing she hated most. Sent away by her angry and grieving mother, Mercy's path is unclear until she meets a young preacher headed to counsel a pregnant couple. Sure that her calling is to protect the family, Mercy is drawn into a different life on the other side of the mountain where she slowly discovers true righteousness has nothing evil about it--and that there might be room for her own stained and shattered soul to find shelter. . . and even love. Mercy's Rain is a remarkable historical novel set in 19th century Appalachia that traces the thorny path from bitterness to forgiveness and reveals the victory and strength that comes from simple faith.
About The Author: Cindy K. Sproles is the author of devotions published in newspapers across the country and a teacher at Christian writers conferences. She spent her formative years showing off her beloved Appalachian Mountains to others, and she and her family still live in the mountains of East Tennessee.
My Thoughts On The Book: Cindy Sproles is a master storyteller. When I first began the novel I was not sure I was going to finish it. The story was just chilling and horrifying. As I began dig into the life of Mercy Roller I felt as if I could feel every single heartbreaking moment she experienced. There were times in the book that I honestly could not breathe and I was raised by a loving father. I don't know if I could have read this story if I had not come from a loving home. As much as I loved the book I do believe there needs to be some kind of warning about all the abuse in the book. It was hard for me to read about it and it might be even harder for someone else. Mercy's life experiences were filled with so much pain and I rejoiced in her finding her way to a loving God and forgiveness.
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