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Blessed Are the Merciful by Joyce Shaughnessy
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Jan 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: action, historical, reviewed

originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions

I’ve never been proud of my country..lol…and the people, both Americans and Filipinos who fought for freedom and peace at that time.

Ms. Shaughnessy depicts what it looks like at that time, how war really is.. Through her words, I am transported to a world of bloodshed.. I cried at some of the episodes..I felt the fear everytime they heard gunshots.. I also felt how hopeless one can get.. I’m so into this book, since I always heard what happened at World War II from my history classes, but it’s never been as descriptive as this… Like disconnected parts of the bodies everywhere, and the doctor yelling for the nurses to find the missing parts in case they could connect it again…how gross ,,yet so true…

It was a wonderful merging of fiction and history, the letters, poetry and military documents added up flavor to the book. This book is thoroughly thought of.. The author spent a lot of her time, for research and the dates are so accurate. So the resulting masterpiece, really counts as a really wonderful one..

This is truly better than my history book.. I get to relate with the characters, see and feel things in their own eyes. I could almost believe that the book is an autobiography of the war veteran.. Full of action, romance, hope and belief in God.

It made me see how war didn’t bring any victory but loss and casualties at both sides.

Blessed are the Merciful is a powerful historical romantic novel. “Love amidst war”…

A heart-touching story of bravery, romance and hope…. A great read!...

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Joyce Shaughnessy This is the author, Joyce Shaughnessy. Thank you for a wonderful review. Would you please pass on to others? Thank you again, whether you do or not. Joyce

Avry15 Ms. Joyce..sorry if I hadn't give you the links yet...
i posted it in my blog...and will post on Barnes and Nobles and librarything too....http://bookshelfconfessions.blogspot....

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