The House of Mercy

The House of Mercy A Story Of Justice, Love, And Mercy In Post Roman Arthurian Britain When A Hailstorm Ruins Her Father S Crops, Bethan Goes As A Kitchen Servant To Oxfield There, She Intends To Work Off Her Family S Debt To Lord Drustan Before Returning To Marry The Fervent Son Of A Local Priest Yet, In Her First Days At The Old Roman Fortress, Bethan Meets Two Men Who Are Very Different From The Priest S Son, Friends Who Have Dark Histories And Shrouded Futures In His Twenty Years, Deoradhan Has Swallowed Much Of Sorrow S Cup And Found It Bitter Haunted By His Father S Murder At The Hands Of One He Trusted, Distanced From The Roman God Who Betrayed Him, Burning To Obtain His Rightful Throne In The Rugged North, The Young Exile Returns To Logress, Where High King Arthur Holds Together A Frail Confederacy There At Oxfield, Deoradhan S Friend Calum Seeks Absolution For A Deed He Committed Many Years Ago A Deed That Ended In The Death Of One Dearest To Him And Drove Him From His Home Will Deoradhan Stop At Nothing To Gain His Rightful Position Is Atonement Possible For Calum After So Many Years And What Of Those Including Bethan Whose Lives Have Become Interwoven With Theirs Christian Alternative Historical Fiction, Appropriate For Young Adult Adult Readers. Age Appropriate For 16 and up for mild romance, immoral behavior, violenceBest for Ages 16 and upThis book was emotion, heartbreaking, breathtaking, and encouraging It reminded me of Christy or one of Tracy Higly s books in that it dealt with very tough issues in such a way that didn t glorify them, sugar coat them, or feel crass I was blessed by the powerful faith messages that were woven through the story by a master writer.Bethan was my favorite character in the story Her faith is strong Age Appropriate For 16 and up for mild romance, immoral behavior, violenceBest for Ages 16 and upThis book was emotion, heartbreaking, breathtaking, and encouraging It reminded me of Christy or one of Tracy Higly s books in that it dealt with very tough issues in such a way that didn t glorify them, sugar coat them, or feel crass I was blessed by the pow
Very mixed about this book Initially, it s beautiful and powerful I ve loved this author s 1930s series, and the way she intertwined each character I can definitely see how strongly she stand for truth in the way she gives the message of God s Words in her book.The setting was different than I usually read, and I enjoyed the di
I recently finished reading The House of Mercy and really enjoyed it much better than much of the Christian historical fiction that I ve read in a long time I m somewhat curious as to why someone would write a negative review of a book that they didn t finish reading actually, it s somewhat amusing to me that the two negative reviews came from readers who didn t finish the book and makes me question the veracity of their criticisms I m someone who feels that a criticism should only be offered I recently finished reading The House of Mercy and really enjoyed it much better than much of the Christian historical fiction that I ve read in a long time I m somewhat curious as to why someone would write a negative review of a book that they didn t finish reading actually, it s somewhat amusing
This book was a compelling, riveting, soul hushing read that touched my mind and heart in a way that most other Christian fiction has failed to do It s depth, development of characters, plot line and plot twists had me on the edge of my seat and at the completion of the novel, left me deeply satisfied not with a candy coated, fairy tale ending, rather with a rich, profound sense of the mercy of the Father and His working in the lives of His children I loved the character s names and the in This book was a compelling, riveting, soul hushing read that touched my mind and heart in a way that most other Christian fiction has failed to do It s depth, development of characters, plot line and plot twists had me on the edge of my seat and at the completion of the novel, left me de
This book is quite the eye and heart opener The author meticulously wove various themes throughout the chapters, incorporating several characters relationships to one another, and their collective relationship to God These themes and messages, however, are behind a grand emotional and adventurous tale braided with the King Arthur classic I couldn t put the book down Unlike many modern novels, each chapter is another scene of a character To be blunt, the book was read like a movie is w This book is quite the eye and heart opener The author meticulously wove various themes throughout the chapters, in
I liked this book, thought it was well written. This is one of those books where it leaves you almost speechless, really I am not quite sure how to review it with adequate words This book held many plot twists I was so not expecting, but in the end they were all so good The ending was very good Ah, all of it was good Hehe, okay, I will try better to focus on an actual review The characters were lovely Truly Each one was described so well that you were able to see them as real life people They had their flaws, but that just made t This is one of those books where it leaves you almost speechless, really I am not quite sure how to review it with adequate words This book held many plot twists I was so not expecting, but in the end they were all so good The ending was very good Ah, all of it was good Hehe, okay, I will try better to focus on an actual review The characters were lovely Truly Each one was described so well that you were able to see them as real life people They had
Free copy from Goodreads GiveawayI could not finish this book Though there s nothing technically wrong with the writing, I was not drawn into it A quarter of the way into the book, nothing had happened Very little time is spent with the main character whose name looks unspeakable a pronunciation guide would have been nice , and except for the blurb on the back and a couple of vague hints in the prose, I had no clue where the story was going Even that far in the reader is being introduced Free copy from Goodreads GiveawayI could not finish this bo
A solid 4.4 stars, but they won t let me do that I really liked it, once I got to about chapter 10 Ruggieri crafts vivid imagery with her sentences What I liked most was the interwoven stories all connected by God s infinite mercy Her characters are sincere and well developed Most of all, the
First, let me say, Alicia Ruggieri s beautiful writing style is poetic and lyrical I ve not ready someone s prose in a long time that quite matches hers.As for the rest of the book, well, this one has been a hard one to rate It doesn t really fit into any niche as far as fiction is concerned It is historical fiction, and there are love stories in the book, even romance of the highest kind as far as sacrificing oneself for love of another However, it s not romance as typically defined in ou First, let me say, Alicia Ruggieri s beautiful writing style is poetic and lyrical I ve not ready someone s prose in a long time that quite matches hers.As for the rest of the book, well, this one has been a hard one to rate It doesn t really fit into any niche as far as fiction is concerned It is historical fiction, and there are love stories in the book, even romance of the highest kind as far as sacrificing oneself for love of another However, it s not romance as typ