Shades of Mercy

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Shades of Mercy

By Anita Lustrea; Caryn Rivadeneira

River North, Paperback, 9780802409683, 260pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2013


It's 1954 and the world is about to change including the far Northwoods of Maine. But that change can t happen soon enough for fourteen-year-old Mercy Millar. Long tired of standing in as the son her father never had, Mercy's ready for the world to embrace her as the young woman she is as well as embrace the forbidden love she feels.

When childhood playmates grow up and fall in love, the whole community celebrates. But in the case of Mercy and Mick, there would be no celebration. Instead, their relationship must stay hidden. Good girls do not date young men from the Maliseet tribe, at least not in Watsonville, Maine. When racial tensions escalate and Mick is thrown in jail under suspicion of murder, Mercy nearly loses all hope in love, in her father, and in God Himself.

About the Author
Anita Lustrea is executive producer and host of Moody Radio's Midday Connection. Garnering NRB's 2008 Program of the Year Award, Midday Connection is geared toward women who want to talk about the important issues of life. Anita is also a much sought-after conference and retreat speaker and lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Mike, and son, John.

Caryn Rivadeneira is a writer, speaker and regular contributor at the Her.menutics blog. She spent years as an editor at Christianity Today's magazines and currently serves on the worship staff at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. Her most recent books are Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (with MOPS International) and the novel Shades of Mercy (Moody Press). She was cofounder of the Redbud Writers Guild, a collective of writers seeking to expand the feminine voice in churches, communities and culture. She has over fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry and is the author of Grumble Hallelujah: Learning to Love Your Life Even When It Lets You Down (Tyndale) and Mama's Got a Fake I.D.: How to Reveal the Real You Behind All That Mom (Waterbrook). She and her family live in Elmhurst, Illinois.