Missing Mercy: A Christian Historical Novel
Made a safe-haven after the Civil War, Ironwood Plantation is a refuge of equality for former slaves. But twenty years and a new generation later, they have become an isolated community with little contact with the rest of the world.
Mercy Carpenter is everything the world thinks she shouldn’t be. Educated and a...more
The author does a marvelous job of conveying the characters thoughts and actions, you really feel as though you are here in this time and place.
The heart-pounding, adrenaline filled action it's all there for you to soak in the experience of this determined head strong woman.
Was it right, was it wrong for a young woman of color way ahead of her time to want the ...more
Within the story there are two feisty females – one white and one black. They are both strong women with dreams to break into a man’s world. They are also friends.
The novel deals with the issue of race and segregation. There is a myth that the North is more ac ...more
This book is a little slow at first but keep reading! It just gets better and better!
Kidnapping, storms at sea mystery and a whole lot of other things going on! So just wow!
I wanted to take my time and read it but the book had other ideas. It made me keep turning the page to see what happens next.
There's also a lot of wonderful advice especially for Mercy throughout the book. She reminds me of me a ...more
What an amazing story of adventure, faith, and growth as two young women of 1887 Mississippi discover who they really are in a world steeped with hatred, evil, and bigotry. This is book 3 in the Ironwood Plantation Fa ...more
Now this is the third book in this series, and sadly this is the first I’ve read, and I was not lost at all, but know the first two are on my list.
This book has it all, putting myself in Mercy’s shoes, and having led a sheltered life, without knowing it, and taking a train ride to Boston. I can just see her getting into the wrong car, and no concept of how far sh ...more
I was given a complimentary copy of this ebook from the author, but wa ...more
It always amazes me how historical fiction can be just as relevant today as the themes were at the times in which they were set. In Missing Mercy, we encounter racism (born of ignorance as well as hatred) and human trafficking – two things that are still prevalent in our world today. For all of our technological advancements, humankind does ...more
There are so many things abou ...more
Strong, well developed characters along with incredible descriptions, make this story a page turner. Much happens to bring Fai ...more
We readers have been given a gift from our God again through his deciple Author Stephen is McGhee. Missing Mercy is a message to all of us to keep the faith. What a lovely finish to the Ironwood Saga. Faith and Mercy carry on the tradition passed down by their mothers of independence and a bit of mayhem. These two ladies out our emotions through the ringer. But in the end, helped us remember that all things given to us go through trials and tribulations sent to us ...more
The characters are wonderfully unique and they are now my favorite groups of characters created by McGee.
I will totally reread this book again and again.
Faith and Mercy grew up together almost like sisters. They are both well read and passionate about women’s rights. Mercy chafes at her lack of opportunities.
Despite feeling trapped in the safety at Ironwood Plantation due to the prejudic ...more
What a neat novel! I love the Civil War time period but rarely delve much into the twenty-year period after. Missing Mercy is a great novel I recommend.
I love the relationship between Mercy and Faith. Also, I like their names too. I love that the author is showing how there were two sides to the world back then. Not everyone was racist and considered the black and whites as two separate peoples. But rather some did and some didn’t see color at all but rather saw peop ...more
These stories are so well written that I could pretend that I was watching the scenes taking place instead of reading them.
"MISSING MERCY" By Stephenia H. McGee is a story that shows what courage and faith really is. And following your dream. It is also about discrimination and prejudiced against women and people that aren't Caucasian.
I thin ...more
This third book in the Ironwood Plantation Family series is my introduction to this wonderful set of stories. This one can easily stand alone, but I am certainly going to read the other two as well. A totally fascinating setup - a gated community if you will - Ironwood is a plantation where color is not seen. Faith, the owner’s daughter, and Mercy, the housekeeper’s daughter, are siste ...more
Endearing characters amid terrifying experiences. Tender expression of faith building in a cold, cruel world. Strong message depicting God’s unending care for His children. Enjoyable as a stand-alone novel however it is evident the story would be richer when paired with all of the previous and following books in the series.
We are back at Ironwood where life has become a safe haven. No one bothers them here or questions their strange behaviour. Until one young women strikes out on her own, sure she can find her way in a changed world that now accepts her kind. And then her childhood friend will stop at nothing to find her and bring her back home.
Stephenia H. McGee is a wife, mother of two very active little boys, author, and lover of history. She currently lives in Mississippi with her husband and sons where she writes stories of faith, redemption and the deep south.