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House of Mercy by Erin Healy
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Aug 30, 2012

really liked it
Read from August 28 to 29, 2012

Beth Borzoi is a twenty-two year old girl who has been blessed with the gift of healing. She has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, but poor decisions made one night will have ramifications that could cost her family to lose their fifth generation cattle ranch, The Blazing B, as well as tear her family apart. Dejected by the circumstances that she has brought upon her family, Beth is determined to make amends for her mistakes, and journeys to seek out the assistance of her maternal grandfather that she has never met. Setting out on horseback on her journey, Beth is guided by a mystical grey wolf, who she names Mercy, across the rough mountainous terrain of Colorado. Beth's journey will lead her to discover her faith and trust in God, to learn the profound truth that God is good, and her acceptance of his plan for her redemption through his love, mercy, and goodness.

House of Mercy is a compelling story of a girl's journey of self-discovery to learn that God's mercy and goodness is a powerful truth to live by. The author masterfully weaves a tale written in the third person narrative, that engages the reader to follow along on Beth's spiritual journey of growth, faith and redemption through her discovery of God's grace, goodness and mercy. The themes of mercy and goodness is predominant throughout the story, not in a preachy sort of way, but one that conveys a thoughtful message of putting your faith and trust in God for strength as you learn to deal with life's challenges. This riveting story will captivate you in a thought provoking way, while evoking strong emotions that will move you spiritually.

The author transports the reader to the breathtaking setting of Colorado's rugged mountain terrain and cattle ranch, rich in detail and vivid descriptions, you can close your eyes and feel the beauty of this mid-western area. The characters are realistic and engaging; their diversity, strengths and weaknesses are intriguing; their actions and dialogues contribute to making this story a compelling read. I enjoyed following Beth's growth that evolved from her spiritual journey, it was inspiring to see how she learns to put her faith and trust in God's hands. The addition of the mystical grey wolf into the storyline was intriguing, it provided a supernatural and symbolic element that added to the story's multi-layered mystique.

House of Mercy is story full of mystery, suspense and mystique that will draw you in and engage you on your own spiritual journey. It is a story that teaches a lesson in faith, growth, mercy and acceptance; it will resonate with you long after the last words have been read.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher via The B&B Media Group, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

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