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The Mercy (Rose Trilogy #3)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  2,458 ratings  ·  171 reviews
The Powerful Conclusion to Beverly Lewis' Latest #1 Bestselling Series!
Rose Kauffman pines for prodigal Nick Franco, the Bishop's foster son who left the Amish under a cloud of suspicion after his foster brother's death. His rebellion led to the "silencing" of their beloved Bishop. But is Nick really the rebel he appears to be? Rose's lingering feelings for her wayward fr
Paperback, 306 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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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
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
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
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
Maureen Timerman
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
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

**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
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.
Kevin Sorensen
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
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
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
Tiana Freeman
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
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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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
This was an enjoyable trilogy, although I did not like it as much as the Abram's daughters series. (view spoiler) ...more
Shari Larsen
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
Elizabeth Lynn
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

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
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.......
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
What a great ending to the trilogy! I loved seeing how God worked through the lives of these characters. Beverly Lewis' books are always a source of encouragement for me, and reading about the Amish style of life is a nice break from the sometimes hectic pace of my life.
Diane U
This series wrapped up beautifully! I was pleased to see that Hen and Brandon worked out a compromise in their marriage. Brandon learned that life was better with God in it! Rose was battling love again and she followed her heart and God to ensure that she had a love that was right for her. Nick returned home after finding God's love and wanted the Amish way of life. Mamma Emma is feeling better after her surgery and physical therapy.

This is only the second series of Beverly Lewis that I have re
Again, the conclusion was a little bit predictable, but had a few surprises. I enjoyed the character interaction and novel's following the patterns that classic romance novels like Jane Austen's seem to take.
There were a few things that I liked about this last book in “The Rose” series. I was glad that this novel brought out the fact that you can have a relationship with the Lord without being a member of the Amish church. I actually felt the opposite during the first book, The Thorn. It was refreshing to see an Amish community accepting of those who were not Amish, unlike some novels I have read. I also was able to appreciate Rose Ann’s dedication to her Amish faith. She was devoted to the Amish wa ...more
Although I THOROUGHLY enjoyed The Mercy, and it summed up all the lose ends very well it was not the best Beverly Lewis book I've read. Being a BIG Beverly Lewis fan I was extremely excited when the rose trilogy came out. After reading the first two "wonderful-gut" books I was quite eager for the finally book. However, much to my dismay there was little to no romantic interaction between Nick and Rose until the last chapter (which wasn't but three or four pages). And although there was a sense o ...more
Michelle Robinson
I was so excited to finally get this novel. I have been very interested to see how Hen and Brandon's issues resolved themselves. Unfotunately, I was a little disappointed. I would have like to see a little more interaction between these two as they worked to resolve their problems. Eventhough that did not happen, I was happy with the outcome.

I think Rose and Nick's issues were resolved in a pretty pat and simplastic matter but I honestly still loved the outcome. I read this novel in one sitting
Angie Dixon
Great book

this was such a good book I could hardly put it down!!! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a great book!!!
I had never heard of the "Amish Romance" genre before a friend loaned me "The Rose Trilogy" by Beverly Lewis. She is a wildly succesful author in this genre, having written 70 bestsellers, with several adapted into movies. Coming off reading "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls I wanted to read something light, where everything works out at the end. The trilogy was a very quick read, with a simple romance at the core of the story. You can see the plot twists coming a mile away, and some of the w ...more
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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)
The Shunning (The Heritage of Lancaster County, #1) The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, #1) The Betrayal (Abram's Daughters, #2) The Sacrifice (Abram's Daughters, #3) The Prodigal (Abram's Daughters, #4)

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