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A powerful debut novel of a refuge in Brooklyn for women in trouble—and the one woman who will risk all to protect them.

In the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn stands a century-old row house presided over by renegade, silver-haired Sister Evelyn. Gruff and indomitable on the surface, warm and wry underneath, Evelyn and her fellow sisters makes Mercy House a safe ha

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Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 11th 2020 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Amber
Sep 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Digital arc via Edelweiss.

I was really excited about this book’s potential, and it started out really strong. However, about halfway through, it started to feel like too many things were being tossed in the mix, and it started to get feel crowded. I appreciated the ending and will have plenty of people to recommend it to. However, I needed the plotline to be thinned just a bit for a full 5-star rating.
Laura
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was an ARC, due out in February. The story was believable, well paced and beautifully written. The characters and story lines felt real. Sister Evelyn was a crusader, human and flawed, but unshakable in her beliefs that she was doing the right thing for the women under her care despite church doctrine. I was not raised Catholic, but I feel that people like Evelyn (and I'm sure they do exist) embody the true meaning of their faith.
This is a powerful story of strength, resil
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Meghan
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book was received as an ARC from HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I am all about women standing up for their rights even if it means going against the law of the church in doing what's right in their heart. Mercy House was such an awe-inspiring, jaw dropping novel filled with controversial topics turned interesting and exciting. I also love it when you learn
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Susan Cordeiro
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great book! Sister Evelyn is a brave, amazing character!
It is very well written with many interesting characters and great character development. A book about the plight of women, a great book club selection.
Thank toy to NetGalley and the publisher for this book
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Alena Dillon is the author of Mercy House, forthcoming from William Morrow in 2020, and the humor collection, "I Thought We Agreed to Pee in the Ocean." Alena lives with her family in the north shore of Boston.
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