Finding Mercy

Finding Mercy

By Karen Harper

Harlequin Mira, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780778315049, 368pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013


Hidden in the heart of the Home Valley, a secret danger takes root... 

Quiet, cautious Ella Lantz has spent her entire life in the close-knit Amish community of the Home Valley. Tending her lavender fields, she finds calm and serenity in purple blooms, heavenly scents and a simple life. But the sudden arrival of a strange visitor to her parents' home heralds a host of new complications. 

Alex Caldwell is unlike any man Ella has ever met-clearly, he's no "Pennsylvania cousin," whatever the elders may say. In fact, Alex is a Wall Street whistle-blower under witness protection...and he's brought a world of trouble to the Lantz doorstep. 

As Ella comes to trust-even love-a man so utterly worldly, she realizes her life has already changed forever. When it becomes violently clear that even the Home Valley is no refuge, Ella and Alex are driven into the wider world to hide. And with such a high price placed on their silence, they may not survive to share their love....

About the Author
Karen Harper is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several romantic suspense novels, including the Amish Home Valley trilogy. A former Ohio State University English instructor, she now writes full-time. Karen is the winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award for her novel Dark Angel. Visit her at

Praise For Finding Mercy

"Harper, a master of suspense, keeps readers guessing about crime and love until the very end, while detailed descriptions of the Amish community and the Ohio countryside add to the enjoyment of this thrilling tale." - Booklist on FALL FROM PRIDE (starred review)

"Danger and romance find their way into Ohio Amish country in a lively and endearing first installment of the Amish Home Valley series." - Publishers Weekly on FALL FROM PRIDE

"The author's likable, engaging characters and a strong plot lend additional strength to her ever-amazing descriptions of Amish life." - RT Book Reviews on RETURN TO GRACE

"Haunting suspense, tender romance and an evocative look at the complexities of Amish life-DARK ANGEL is simply riveting!"-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author