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The Mercy (Rose Trilogy #3)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  3,033 Ratings  ·  214 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
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Paperback, 306 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Diamond Cowboy
May 01, 2015 Diamond Cowboy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Miriam
Mar 16, 2013 Miriam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish, cozy-romance
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Tasha
Jul 25, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Carly
Sep 30, 2011 Carly rated it liked it
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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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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Stephanie
Dec 31, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This book completes the entire Rose trilogy. I enjoyed the trail of events and liked the trilogy overall, but by the time I got to the latter part of the third book, I was becoming restless. It felt like it was dragging and I didn't care about what Rose was cooking - I just wanted the story to make full circle - which it did - and I expected it would. I enjoyed the last two books the best and although the last one ties up all the loose ends, I felt like there was more action in the second book.
Rachel Copeland
Sep 11, 2015 Rachel Copeland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love happy endings! ^.^
Jeni Enjaian
As I mentioned in my review of "The Judgment," the first book in this series, I have become increasingly dissatisfied with Lewis as an author and with the Amish genre. I believe that it is quickly becoming a trite, formulaic go-to for someone who aspires to be an author only for success and limited notoriety (notoriety among the unfortunately large group of casual readers of Christian chic lit).
I finished out this trilogy because a thin thread of desire-to-find-out-what-happens remained from the
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Ann Torrey
Dec 22, 2016 Ann Torrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, hard to put down, loved it!!
Angela
Feb 09, 2017 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OUTSTANDING SERIES!!! :)
Tori
Oct 10, 2011 Tori rated it it was amazing
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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Kendra
Nov 28, 2016 Kendra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually like to review books in a series until I've read the entire series. It's much easier to see what works and what doesn't once I've finished the series. As with most Beverly Lewis books, The Rose Trilogy was fraught with romance, mystery, and a deep inside look into the Amish life. I know many Amish people; after all, I'm from a rural county in southern Michigan. The Amish of Beverly Lewis's books tend to be Old Order--not even inflatable tires are allowed. Where I'm from, the Amis ...more
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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Myra
Jan 04, 2017 Myra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Great book - I loved this trilogy
Marg
Feb 26, 2017 Marg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Started where the last book ended off. End of the trilogy. Solid ending.
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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Sandra Stiles
Jul 14, 2015 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Pat
Feb 17, 2017 Pat rated it it was amazing
Lewis has not let us down once again- I love how she ties everything together in the end! Great storylines!
Laura
Nov 23, 2011 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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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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Leah
Dec 25, 2011 Leah rated it really liked it


**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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Casey
Sep 15, 2011 Casey rated it really liked it
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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Kevin Sorensen
Nov 10, 2011 Kevin Sorensen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Gail
Feb 03, 2012 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tiana Freeman
Apr 07, 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
Maureen Timerman
Oct 28, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Donna Bagby
The Mercy continues the Rose saga answering some of the questions posed in book 2 and causing new questions to be unanswered. Because Nick fled the community the night of the accident and did not join the church, his foster father, the Bishop has been punished in his stead. Nick has returned to the Amish community to make amends with the People. Will he be accepted? Rose’s mom has an opportunity to be ‘pain free’, and all receive some astonishing news. The Mercy showed that if God is truly being ...more
Judy
Oct 05, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Rose Trilogy and it finally draws to a close the dilemmas presented in the first book. This is a trilogy that all three books need to be read in order to fully grasp what is happening. I have always been a fan of Beverly Lewis, but I didn't think that this was her best writing in terms of plot development.

The trilogy is centered around Rose Kauffman and her sister Hen and their issues dealing with relationships. Hen married outside the Amish faith and left her fami
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littleco
Nov 16, 2012 littleco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable trilogy, although I did not like it as much as the Abram's daughters series. (view spoiler) ...more
Carol
Aug 16, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Aug 20, 2015 11:42AM  
  • The Harvest of Grace (Ada's House, #3)
  • The Journey (Kentucky Brothers, #1)
  • The Wonder of Your Love (Land of Canaan #2)
  • A Place of Peace (Kauffman Amish Bakery, #3)
  • The Captive Heart (Daughters of Caleb Bender, #2)
  • An Amish Family Reunion (Miller Family, #4)
  • The Search (Lancaster County Secrets, #3)
  • Sarah's Gift (Pleasant Valley, #4)
  • The Amish Nanny (The Women of Lancaster County, #2)
  • 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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Rose Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Thorn (Rose Trilogy, #1)
  • The Judgment (Rose Trilogy, #2)

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