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The Mercy (Rose Trilogy #3)

4.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,776 Ratings  ·  195 Reviews
The Amish and modern worlds clash in this moving conclusion to The Rose Trilogy as two sisters love young men lost to the English world. The Rose Trilogy book 3.
Paperback, Large Print, 412 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Diamond Cowboy
Nov 06, 2015 Diamond Cowboy rated it really liked it
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Miriam
Mar 16, 2013 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish, cozy-romance
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Carly
Oct 03, 2011 Carly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a regular reading of my reviews you will know that I am about as finicky as can be when it comes to Amish fiction. There are just a few Amish novelists that I really like a lot. I have not read much from Beverly Lewis. I find that prolific authors may not take the time to fully develop a plot and characters because they write so many books. That was kind of how The Mercy felt to me.

I don’t want to say that I didn’t like any of this book. I did like this book better than the last one
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Tasha
Jul 25, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing
Here are my thoughts on the series overall.....

1) Irony!/Nobody's perfect

Is it me or does anyone else find a lot of irony in this series? For one thing, I find the People's attitude toward Nick versus their attitude toward one of their own very contradictory. Starting with Solomon's opinion of Nick which is initially one of concern regarding his rebellious ways and develops into a blind judgment when he realizes that the worldly boy and his daughter have feelings for one another baffles me. I th
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Cindy
Nov 09, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rose Kauffman misses her friend Nick, but he left the Amish community after his adopted brother died, his rebellious spirit, has led to the "silencing" of his adopted father Bishop Aaron. However Rose knows that her life must go forward, because Nick will probably never come back, and besides, he is not Amish, and she is determined to follow God.

She is happy that her sister Hen and her husband Brandon have resolved their relationship, and are now living closer to home and also serving God toget
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Sandra Stiles
Jul 14, 2015 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, amish
I received a copy to facilitate my review. The Opinions expressed here are my own.

If you haven’t read the first two books in this series “The Thorn” and “The Judgment” I would suggest you do.
Briefly you have Rose Kauffman who was taking care of her mother after a buggy accident. You have her sister Hen and her five year old daughter Mattie Sue. Hen had married an Englisher and then gone back home during which time her husband began divorce proceeding that threatened her custody of her daughter.
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Rachel Copeland
Sep 13, 2015 Rachel Copeland rated it it was amazing
I love happy endings! ^.^
Carol
Aug 17, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing
I just finished the third book in this series. The main characters in this story are Rose and her sister Hen. I will miss my visits with this loving Amish family, they have become friends, along with their neighbors and friends!
Throughout all you wonder if Mam will end up pain free, since the accident she has lived in constant agony. You will also wonder who Rosie is going to end up with, or if she will stay a maiden. She has now moved on from Nick and is seeing someone new. You will be surprise
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Cass Wessel
The Mercy fittingly concludes The Rose Trilogy leaving the reader with a sense of Amish peace. Well written, the story captivates from the Prologue to the Epilogue. This volume heightens the readers understanding of the disparities between the Amish point of view on worldly things and that of the "Englisher" world.
When Rose Ann discovers each potential beau is lured by the world, she must decide between compromising her beliefs in order to marry or remain faithful to the Ordnung and end up an
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Laura
Jan 15, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: THE MERCY
Author: Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2011
ISBN: 978-0764206016
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Two Amish sisters are struggling to find their places in life…

Hen continues to care for her husband, blinded in a car accident when he was going to file for divorce from her. Hen knows that when his sight returns their marriage is over, but yet she hopes and prays that he’ll heal. She embraces her former Amish lifestyle, raising their young daughter, Mattie Sue, to be Amish as
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Maureen Timerman
Oct 28, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-read
I enjoyed this saga, and just finished the third book in this series. The main characters in this story are Rose and her sister Hen. I will miss my visits with this loving Amish family, they have become friends, along with their neighbors and friends!
Throughout all you wonder if Mam will end up pain free, since the accident she has lived in constant agony. You will also wonder who Rosie is going to end up with, or if she will stay a maiden. She has now moved on from Nick and is seeing someone ne
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Tori
Oct 19, 2011 Tori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, amish
I became immersed in this book from the first chapter. I favor Amish novels greatly anyway and this one was above my expectations for sure.
I haven’t read the other novels in the Rose trilogy, but I will definitely go back and read them now. I felt so swept up with the characters lives, and it was so hard for me to restrain myself from skipping ahead. There is always something going on and I just couldn’t wait to turn the page and read what was to happen next.

Rose Kauffman, a young Amish girl, f
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Leah
Jun 07, 2012 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


**Spoilers if you have not read the first two books, but not of this book in the trilogy**
The Mercy is the conclusion to the Rose Trilogy. Rose has lost her love and her best friend. She doesn't know what's going to happen to her. She believes she'll be a madel forever. Along with Rose's troubles are her sister's. Her sister "ran away" from her English husband back to her Amish life along with her daughter. Her husband had asked for a divorce and then suffered an accident causing temporary blind
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Ellen
The Mercy is the last book in The Rose Trilogy from Beverly Lewis. As always, she draws you into the daily life, concerns, and family ties as if you were sitting in the Amish kitchen yourself.

The Mercy opens in winter, not only in the actual season, but also in a dark period of Hen's life and marriage. Her marriage to Brandon, an Englisher, is falling apart at the same time he is is in a terrible car accident that leaves him blind. He returns to Hen's Amish family's home during his recuperation.
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Kevin Sorensen
Nov 10, 2011 Kevin Sorensen rated it really liked it
This review has been written by my wonderful wife, Ann.

I thoroughly enjoyed Beverly Lewis' book "The Mercy." It is very fascinating to see into the everyday lives of the Amish. Beverly Lewis has created real life characters that draw you into the story. These characters are faced with the same kind of crises that any of us might encounter (although set in an Amish culture).

Rose longs to be a wife and a mother. Hen, her sister, longs to see God work in her marriage. Brandon and Mamm long for phys
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Sarah
I’m a Beverly Lewis fan and this book is no different – captured from the first page by her writing I couldn’t put it down. While this is book 3 in the Rose Trilogy – there is no need to read the books in order, unfortunately I haven’t been able to read books 1 and 2 but I was able to follow along quite well and know what was going on.

I enjoyed how Henn makes her marriage to an English man work even though she longs to return to her Amish roots – all while staying married and honoring their vows
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
In Beverly Lewis' final book in The Rose Trilogy series, The Mercy, picks up just right where The Judgment left off. By the way, if you haven't read the previous two books in this series, Beverly provides a prologue that gets the reader up to speed, but trust me, you'll definitely want to go back and read the other two in the series, The Thorn and The Judgment.

The story finishes up the stories surrounding Rose and Hen, two sisters that are at a crossroads in their life. For Hen, she struggles wi
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Tiana Freeman
Apr 08, 2013 Tiana Freeman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled upon Beverly Lewis' novel when the library didn't have a book I wanted. I picked up the first book in The Rose Trilogy, The Thorn, and could barely put it down. I quickly followed that up with The Judgment. With each book, I didn't want to stop reading. I devoured each and every word, taking in the Dutch and getting to know the Amish so much more. Not only did I learn about people nearby, but my heart was touched also. God's Word was there for me, with every verse speaking to me and t ...more
Casey
Sep 18, 2011 Casey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a reason I and so many other readers love Beverly Lewis: her characters are real. Whenever I open the pages of one of her books, I am whisked away into a story and characters that jump to life before my eyes.

In the conclusion to The Rose Trilogy, “The Mercy” continues and concludes the lives of Rose and Nick, Hen and Brandon and several other secondary characters. I loved seeing so many of these beloved characters find their happy endings. Hen and Brandon’s story had me especially anxi
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Gail
Feb 04, 2012 Gail rated it it was amazing
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Cass Wessel
Nov 27, 2015 Cass Wessel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fitting Conclusion . . .

The Mercy fittingly concludes The Rose Trilogy leaving the reader with a sense of Amish peace. Well written, the story captivates from the Prologue to the Epilogue. Although this reviewer guessed the conclusion well before the main character became aware of it's inevitability, this fact merely increased the satisfaction at the end. Absolutely loved this last book in a wonderful-good Amish tale of life, loss and enduring love.
Elizabeth Dyck
The last book in the series. The ending of Rose Ann and her family.

Rose Ann has started to court Isaac. She finds out that he isn’t the kind of man she is looking for. His leanings are to worldly for her.

Nick comes home and explains all what happened when his foster parent’s son got killed. He also comes home for Rose after he reads a letter that she left in a secret mailbox.

Hen and Brendan have agreed to come back together. Mingling the plain and the modern life together to give Mattie Sue a to
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littleco
Dec 06, 2012 littleco rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable trilogy, although I did not like it as much as the Abram's daughters series. (view spoiler) ...more
Shari Larsen
Jan 17, 2013 Shari Larsen rated it really liked it
This book is the conclusion to The Rose Trilogy. Rose Kauffman is still pining for Nick Franco, the Bishop's foster son who left the Amish under a cloud of suspicion, after the death of his foster brother. His rebelliousness led to the "silencing" of the Bishop. Rose's lingering feelings refuse to fade, but she is frustrated that Nick won't return to make things right with the People.

Meanwhile, Rose's sister Hen is still living in their parent's Dawdi haus, caring for her estranged and helpless
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Elizabeth Lynn
Nov 05, 2014 Elizabeth Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of her best

I am a longtime fan of Beverly Lewis, having enjoyed many of her books. Somehow I had never gotten around to reading The Rose Trilogy. Having just finished it I must say that it is one of her best, second only to the Abram's Daughters set. The storyline centers on trusting God and forgiveness, a lesson needed by all
Coranne
Oct 18, 2011 Coranne rated it it was amazing

An excellent ending to an excellent series. I am not sure if it is because I live in "Amish Country" or the idea of living a Plain life fascinates me, but I loved this series! Beverly Lewis again proves that she is a master author. I couldn't tear myself away from this book! I am so happy with how the stories ended- the entire series was tied up neatly, leaving no storyline unanswered.

I thought the characters really stayed true to themselves the entire way through the book. Sometimes with a seri
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Sarah
Nov 05, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Book three in this series. Sad to see it end. Happy for the outcomes with Hen and her husband Brandon's marriage. Rose made the right decision regarding love. Nick changed and thankfully for the better. Great that Emma is no longer in pain and suffering so. Lewis certainly hit the nail on the head with this great series!
Donna
Jun 16, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Just finished book three of the Rose Trilogy and found it as good as the other two in the series. Glad that Rose found out about Ike before they got married, and that it all turned out for the good. I really enjoy Beverly Lewis books and reading about the Amish, a hard life but it seems to be a happy and contented life.......
Clydie
Jan 16, 2016 Clydie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful end to another EXCELLENT series by one of my favorite authors! It is just so easy to get lost in the book and live the story along with these characters, that is what I love about Beverly Lewis. She just transports me into their lives and I want to know what could possibly be coming around the corner!
Robin
Oct 31, 2011 Robin rated it it was amazing
The Mercy
Beverly Lewis
This is the final book in the Rose Trilogy. The story surrounds an Amish family that has 2 daughters very different at the start in their faith, family values and lifestyle. As the final book continues there are dramatic changes that occur for both young women. The oldest daughter life has come full circle with her marriage, family and faith. Her spouse has changed significantly with extended family remaining an important influence. The younger daughter has been through mul
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Aug 20, 2015 11:42AM  
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  • The Journey (Kentucky Brothers, #1)
  • The Harvest of Grace (Ada's House, #3)
  • The Search (Lancaster County Secrets, #3)
  • A Life of Joy (Kauffman Amish Bakery, #4)
  • The Captive Heart (Daughters of Caleb Bender, #2)
  • Anna's Return (Pleasant Valley, #3)
  • Christmas in Sugarcreek (Seasons of Sugarcreek)
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Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher's Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous best
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Other Books in the Series

Rose Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Thorn (Rose Trilogy, #1)
  • The Judgment (Rose Trilogy, #2)

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