Author: River Jordan
Publisher: WaterBrook Publishing
“The greatest story ever written” did not fall into my hands with this one.
I received Miracle of Mercy Land nearly a year ago, and I cannot bring myself to make it past the first few chapters, not matter how hard I try. I have told myself over and over that the first few chapters might not be an indication of how the rest of the book will be, but if I cannot get into a book quickly, it is very difficult to continue reading.
Time is such a precious commodity now that I have a baby and am teaching full time. I don’t take advantage of those rare moments I find myself embracing the silence that allows to me curl up beneath a blanket and lose myself in a good book.
The storyline intrigued me: A sheltered daughter of a preacher leaves her hometown in the 1930’s and finds a job as an assistant at a newspaper. Combine this synopsis with the knowledge that there is a science fiction element of an omniscient map that reveals past decisions for everyone in the town, and you have quite the set-up for a great novel.
While I was disappointed, I let a few friends borrow the book who are truly into historical fiction, and they claimed to have a hard time putting it down.
My best critique for this book: use reader discretion when picking it up. You may love it, but I hated it.