I’ll have to admit I was a little hesitant to read this book because it didn’t seem to fit my normal M.O. when it came to book reading. However, I caught myself staying up way too late one night eagerly finishing this book.
I am huge Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti and Mark Andrew Olsen fans; meaning, I like action and guy stuff. But this book intrigued me because it was dealing with the Salem witch trials. I’ve been to the Salem Witch Museum, so this book got my attention.
But come on, it has to be a chick book, right?
So I’ll just say it. I loved it. Call me whatever you want, but this book was great. From the beginning, it kept my attention and I can’t think of a spot where it seemed slow. The book was very well written and flowed all the way through nicely. It had it’s suspense and hidden secrets that aren’t revealed to the end, which will cater to us guys. The love story is there, reverberating throughout.
But the Story of Mercy Hayworth is what kept me on the edge. It is worth reading the book just to hear her story. It is an amazing tale of courage, love and forgiveness. When you are finished reading the book you’ll ask yourself if you could have handled the hardship the way she did. The answer to most, if not all of us, is no.
God’s love and mercy is a prevalent theme in the book. Susan Meissner explores the relationships between Lauren and her father, Mercy and her father, Abigail and her family and most importantly, Mercy and those who accused her of being a witch.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is remotely interested in our country’s early history and to anyone who likes a good love story. This book has aspects that cater to both men and women.
If I had a rating system, it would be at the top.