Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Review: The Mercy (Rose Trilogy #3) by Beverly Lewis

PG-13, 4 stars

As any Amish Fiction, this is a clean story, but the aspects might be lost on someone with a reading level of younger than 8th grade, I think.

**Spoilers if you have not read the first two books in the trilogy**
The Mercy is the conclusion to the Rose Trilogy.  Rose has lost her love and her best friend.  She doesn't know what's going to happen to her.  She believes she'll be a madel forever.  Along with Rose's troubles are her sister's.  Her sister "ran away" from her English husband back to her Amish life along with her daughter.  Her husband had asked for a divorce and then suffered an accident causing temporary blindness.  While he dealt with the blindness he livedwith his wife in the Amish home he wanted nothing to do with.

Again, Rose finds love and heartache.  Her sister struggles with an unbelieving husband who wants to leave her.  Her mother deals with her back injury causing more pain than she ever imagined.  Her dad deals with having to take care of his family.  The bishop has to deal with the loss of two sons and possibly his ministry!

In this story, the unexpected happen and they show that running away from God is never the answer.  As Rose stated in the book, "You throw everything on the mercy, on His purpose for your life.  Trusting that He knows best is the hardest part of all." The story shows that trusting in His will is the best thing as He truly does know best.

I read this book for pure pleasure.

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