Literary Insights

Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Miracle of Mercy Land by Jordan River

The Miracle of Mercy Land - River Jordan

I was intrigued from the very first sentence, “I was born in a bolt of lightning on the banks of Bittersweet Creek. Mama said it was a prophecy, and as she is given to having visions of the biblical kind, no one argues with her.”

The book is the first one I have read from this author and I was not disappointed. This is not your “cookie cutter” type of story. Jordan has created a spiritual thriller with characters that come off the page with life choices made and discovering that the right choice is not always easy to determine.

In the Miracle of Mercy Land, River Jordan explores good and evil, curiosity and truth, darkness and light told through a tale of southern charm and supernatural fantasy. Jordan takes the reader on a journey to the banks of Bittersweet Creek, where the past is revisited and broken hearts are mended.

A great story of a girl who discovers her destiny by tremendous acts of courage by standing firm in the values she was taught early in life.

There is a list of questions at the back of the book to facilitate discussions.

I highly recommend this book and I plan on reading more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogging for Books program in return for my review.