Thursday, September 6, 2012

House of Mercy by Erin Healy

Book Description:
When Beth's world falls apart, can she ever be whole again?

Beth has a gift of healing-which is why she wants to become a vet and help her family run their fifth-generation cattle ranch. Her father's dream of helping men in trouble and giving them a second chance is her dream too. But it only takes one foolish decision for Beth to destroy it all.

Beth scrambles to redeem her mistake, pleading with God for help, even as a mystery complicates her life. But the repercussions grow more unbearable-a lawsuit, a death, a divided family, and the looming loss of everything she cares about. Beth's only hope is to find the grandfather she never knew and beg for his help. Confused, grieving, but determined to make amends, she embarks on a horseback journey across the mountains, guided by a wild, unpredictable wolf who may or may not be real.

Set in the stunningly rugged terrain of Southern Colorado, "House of Mercy "follows Beth through the valley of the shadow of death into the unfathomable miracles of God's goodness and mercy.

My Thoughts:
This was a good one! Beth's family owns and runs the Blazing B ranch. She has a way with the animals and is determined to be a vet and help her family's ranch. When she makes one bad decision while helping a friend, the series of events that occur could cost her family everything they've worked for. She is determined to right the wrong she has caused no matter what it takes!
I really enjoyed Beth. She was a well developed character for one and for another she was real. She had real problems and she tries to do the right thing only to have it go completely wrong. All of the characters you meet in the book are written well and completely realistic (well, except maybe the wolf ;) ). The author takes you on twists and turns throughout, but you never lose focus on the fact that God is mercy. I think different people reading this book will walk away with different things but I love that!
4/5...I enjoyed the book and plan to read it again to see what else I come away with!
Thank you to B&B Media Group for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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