Mar 23, 2011

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner (book review)

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner is a definite read! Once I sat down to read this book, I had a hard time putting it down.

Lauren Durough, is a single young woman from a prestigious family. She has grown up with all the things money can bring her while growing up but she doesn't really like living that way. She decides that she wants to earn some money on her own and lands a job transcribing an ancestral journal, for an 83 year old librarian, that belonged to Mercy Hayworth. Mercy Haworth's story is set in the 1600's during the Salem witch trials. Lauren finds herself deeply connected to Mercy's life and secrets. Mercy's life makes Lauren take a deeper look at her own life.

Throughout the transcription of the journal, Lauren learns what mercy really means and is able to see and find her true self in it. She learns that about society's stigmas and stereotypes on those who are not as wealthy as she has been. She finds love in an unexpected young man and she learns truth about who she really is and not who others believe her to be.

I will read this book again, that is how much I liked it and I will definitely be passing this one on.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

1 comment:

Max02 said...

"Yay" for good books!