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I love when I get a book in to read and review that takes me by surprise. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to think about Legacy of Mercy.
It was the first novel of Lynn Austin that I chose to read. Y’all know me — I have my favorites, but I am always looking for a new author to fall in love with and Legacy of Mercy did not disappoint!
About Legacy of Mercy
She Knew Her New Life Would Not Be Easy,
But Nothing Could Prepare Her For What Waits Ahead
Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can’t seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she’s learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her discover the whole truth.
But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden. With pressure mounting to keep the past quiet, she discovers daily that her choice to seek God’s purpose for her life isn’t as simple as she had hoped.
When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje’s been helping new Dutch immigrants–including a teen with a troubled history–adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face.
SERIES: Waves of Mercy #2
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2018
Jen’s Thoughts About Legacy of Mercy
Like I said before, this was the first book from Lynn Austin that I read, and after getting into this one, I now know I need to go back and read the first book in the series — Waves of Mercy.
All of the characters in her story are so well developed. You cannot help but fall in love with Geesje, the grandmother of Anna.
Anna is on a mission to find out about her birth parents, and through this journey, she meets Jesus, makes some serious life changes and finds out about the scandals and secrets that have been rocking her family for years.
The first couple of chapters did not really get me into the book, but by chapter 3 I was completely hooked. The book has had me riveted to every page as new leads surface only to take unexpected turns. Just when I think I have it figured out, something new unfolds!
If you’re a fan of novels like this that stay with you, make sure you add this book to your TBR Goodreads list!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)