Wednesday, 15 October 2008

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner and Aussie Giveaway

Lauren Durough wants to break free from her privileged upbringing, determined not to be Daddy's little rich girl. Seeking out a job she doesn't need, Lauren finds herself transcribing the diary of Mercy Hayworth, a young woman who became embroiled in the Salem witch trials of 1692.

Her employer, the elderly and reserved Abigail Boyles, is seemingly burdened by her own past but is unwilling to share with Lauren why the diary only deepens her sorrow.

As Lauren sees Salem and its people through the eyes of young Mercy, she is horrified how her own attitudes reflect those who allowed accusation, innuendo and fear to nullify good sense, compassion and mercy.

Susan Meissner writes with beauty, emotion and innate sensitivity in this astonishing novel of three women searching for purpose and love across the centuries. Abigail, Lauren and Mercy leapt from the pages into my heart instantly, as I followed their poignant journey towards forgiveness, love and redemption. Mercy's story is both shattering and uplifting, set against the tragedy of the Salem witch trials and will cause you examine your own heart for what might be hiding there. Interwoven between Mercy's diary excerpts is Lauren's awakening to her own prejudice and the possibility of love and the revelation of Abigail's broken heart. The Shape of Mercy is truly a beautiful tale and Susan Meissner at her exceptional best - this book is a must read of 2008.

Relz Reviewz Extras

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Buy Susan's books at Amazon or Koorong


Aussie Giveaway

I have two copies of this wonderful book to give away to my readers with an Australian postal address.

To enter post a comment by midnight on Sunday 26th October, 2008 and be sure to leave contact details.

16 comments:

lisa said...

You can't enter me cause I life half way round the world...but I've read so many good reviews about this book. Everybody seems to love it!

Danielle said...

this one sounds quite amazing! please enter me!

daniellecentral[at]gmail.com

Fiona said...

Book sounds great, Rel! Please enter me also.

Jewelz said...

I keep reading about this book, and I've read a lot of good reviews!
I'd love to be entered :)
joyfuljewelz (at) gmail.com

Beth said...

I was a bit unsure of this book when I first heard what it is about, but after your review I am intrigued to know more.
Please enter me in the comp.

bethstitch09(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

Thanks Rel.

Ausjenny said...

Please enter me this sounds like a book i would like. ones that make you think are good books

jaana said...

I'd love to be in with a chance to win this book. Thanks Narelle!

AUS

nolene said...

I enjoy Susan's books so please enter me for this one.

Naomi said...

This book sounds so good. Please enter me in the draw for sure.

Angela said...

Enter me, please

Nerolie said...

Me too!

Tracy said...

I'd like to go in the draw too :) Thanks

ad said...

Please add my name to the list rel.

Misty said...

Please enter me Rel!

Jen said...

Count me in too please Rel.

Chloe-Anne =D said...

Since now I have to buy my own presents and mum really wants this book, I thought I would put my name in the draw so i can put it away for a christmas present =D So put me in too pls.

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