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The Mercy

(Rose Trilogy #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  3,729 ratings  ·  254 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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Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish, cozy-romance
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Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great conclusion to this trilogy. It's easy to see why Beverly Lewis' Amish books are among the most beloved works of Christian fiction.
Jul 25, 2013 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
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Things finally got sorted out for Hen and Rose. Hen and Brandon get reconciled after his accident. Both of their hearts have softened towards each other and their marriage is stronger than ever. It wasn't so easy for Rose. After she called off her engagement with her fiance she dates another man from a neighboring community. After awhile she realizes that he isn't the man for her and has to decline his marriage proposal making her grief-stricken. Rose still yearns for Nick, her childhood friend. ...more
Sep 30, 2011 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
Penny Wood
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Writing a review on my blog about this AMAZING trilogy (I mean probably not because I'll procrastinate bUt SoMeDaY)
✨ Gramy ✨
Beverly Lewis is an excellent author in the genre of the Amish people. She describes their lifestyle so clearly that you feel you are within a heartbeat of the action. The characters are developed so fully, that they are entirely believable. You meet them and almost become instant friends.

This book walks you through twists and turns that elicited deep emotions.

My preference for clean and wholesome are met wholeheartedly with this tale.
Victoria Goodbrand
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
This was good but I found it was hard to get through.
Anya Zhang
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, so I decided to read it even though I haven't read the first two books. I'll most likely read them after this pandemic is over, even though I didn't particularly like this book. The description of this book was well written, however, the plot had some major gaps in it, but other than that, the plot line was alright. The biggest thing that I didn't like about this book is about Rose's romances, especially when she broke up with Isaac. Befo ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! Great story!! love this author!! one of my favorite authors!!
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like how everything was resolved in this final book of The Rose Trilogy!
Stephanie Williams
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick read that has everything end well. A palate cleanser book.
Christina DeVane
Aug 14, 2020 rated it liked it
The difficult storylines wrap up nicely especially for the sister who was on the verge of divorce. I liked how she realized her pride even though she felt justified in being “right.” But the prodigal comes back halfway through the book- just shows up having fixed all his problems and doing all the right things. Seemed a little forced and unrealistic.
Nov 09, 2011 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
Dec 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
This was everything that I wanted in a final book of the series. I loved how all of the pieces came together and it seemed so very authentic. Lewis' books always give me a sense of peace and serenity, but I recognize too that Amish life isn't as simplistic and wonderful as some of us outsiders may think. Lewis has captured the modern day Amish and how the English world continues to intrude on their lifestyle. She does a wonderful job of taking worldly problems and putting that Amish spin on them ...more
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
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.
One word for this book: Disappointed. I had such high expectations for this book because I really loved the first two and I was so excited to get this from the local library but it did not live up to the hype in my head. It was well written and the characters fleshed out but I didn't *feel* their story like I did in the first two. Worth the read I say if you read the other in the trilogy and would like a conclusion, but not as a standalone.
Rachel Copeland
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love happy endings! ^.^
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
This final book in the trilogy follows two storylines: the first half is primarily about Mamm's struggle with pain, while the second half focuses on Nick's disappearance.

While the writing, wasn't awful, there were a lot of things I found disappointing or unbelievable about the story itself. THE CONTENTS BELOW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS.

My first problem with this was the resolution of Mamm's story. While I appreciate that things weren't magically better for her, they came pretty close: she's sudden
Emily Henderson
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. I had no idea I was reading out of turn. I was so eager to see what happened that I picked up the wrong book. To say that Mrs. Lewis knows how to write to keep you progressing with her storyline is an understatement. Without reading book number 2 I had an idea of what transpired and was grateful for the recap she gave towards the end.
Her writings of the Amish life has made such an impact on me that I have looked up where an Amish community is in my area so that I can go an
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Mercy was an interesting book. Overall, it was an enjoyable conclusion to the series. Everything was resolved. All questions were answered. It took you on an emotional journey. There was a happy ending. There was a good story of faith, morals, and romance. On the other hand, there were also a few interesting aspects to it. The story was written in two halves, and I can't seem to wrap my head around if I liked it that way or not. From one perspective, the first half that wrapped up Mamm's and ...more
Kat Rose
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Plot:I just finished my first Amish Trilogy and loved it. I loved the ending especially. I'm not going to spoil it for you, but I have to comment how it was smart on Lewis' part to leave it open for the readers to imagine what happens. Normally, I don't like this kind of an ending because I like when the plot is tied up in a bow and presented to me.

Characters: I love Rose Ann and Hen. They remind me of my sister and I (Me being Rose Ann and her being Hen). Their personalities are contrasting. H
Jun 25, 2020 rated it liked it
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Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
In this final installment of a three-part series, Amish girl Rose Ann Kauffman spends most of her days taking care of her mother who was injured in an accident a few years ago and can’t take pain meds. Her mother will be having surgery to try and ease the pain, but will have to be in rehab for several weeks afterward. Rose’s friend Nick, adopted son of the bishop and his wife who live just across the meadow, left the community and supposedly is living in Philadelphia. His failure to join church ...more
Becca-Rae Weidel
The final installment of the Rose Trilogy, The Mercy continues the stories Of Rose, her sister Hen, and others in their tight community. While hoping for reconciliation, Hen and her husband Brandon have been struggling on their way towards divorce. Can the LORD work in a mighty way to restore both their marriage and bring Brandon to faith in Christ? Rose has entered into a courting relationship with a young man named Isaac, but with Nick back in town (and seemingly repentant), can Rose find rest ...more
Stacia | stacialovestoread
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everything works out! Hen has become reconciled to her husband, Brandon, although not in the way one might expect. And Rose Ann has finally found the man her heart sings for. Beth really turned out to be a pivotal, stand-out character, as do some others.

I enjoy the sprinkling in of Deitch words with English, and Beverly is always there with the meaning right after, it really helps to immerse the reader in Lancaster County, PA.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: amish
Normally I complain that books could be cut more but this is a case where I felt things could have actually been drawn out a little more. Part two of this book felt rushed and (view spoiler) ...more
Lavon Moffett
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful trilogy

I thoroughly enjoyed the Rose Trilogy. What sweet characters in this great story. Also their descriptions of each character brought me living right there amount them and witnessing all the different events that took place in the books. Beverly Harris is one of my favorite Authors and I absolutely love each one of her books.
This is a well written and interesting Amish novel with great characters. It's the second book in the Rose trilogy, and it's essential that they be read in order. Beverly Lewis is the author that introduced me to Amish fiction back when I was a teenager, and I have enjoyed all of the books I've read of hers. Anyhow, I highly recommend this series if you love stories about faith, family, and forgiveness.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW! was my first thought as I finished this book and The Rose Trilogy Series. The story brought me tears of joy. All the loose ends were wrapped up positively. Thank you Beverly Lewis for such a great story.
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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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