Mercy Land is a young woman who works at the local newspaper in a small town. One day, the owner/editor of the newspaper asks for her help with a mysterious book. As they read this book, they learn about the people in the town. The book shows them the entire lives of many of the people they know. Mercy doesn't realize it, but the newspaper owner takes the book as a call to action to right an old wrong.
This book is interesting because it explores a big what if question--what if you could go back and change a mistake you made? What else would it change? Can it even be done? The author explores these ideas in a sensitive, intriguing way.
I recommend this book to all adults and most youth. Parents may wish to preview this book to decide how to discuss some parts with their youth. This book will provide a variety of topics and ideas to discuss. It would be great for book groups too.
You can read chapter one here.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.