“Sweet Mercy” by Ann Tatlock
Seventeen year old Eve Marryat and her family are forced to move back to Ohio from Minnesota after her dad is laid off at the Ford factory. The move in with her uncle Cyrus to help him run the family lodge. This book takes place in the 1930’s, when prohibition is in effect. Eve believes if everyone would just stop breaking the law and would stop drinking the world would be a better place. She also believes that her family is safer in Ohio, little does she know her life will be turned upside down and there is danger everywhere.
I really enjoyed this book. It starts in the 1980’s where Eve, as a grandma, takes her grandson back to the old family lodge, she then tells her story of the events that happened 50 years ago. The author really swept me into the story and I didn’t want to put the book down. I was drawn to Eve, wanted to be there with her, living her life. I also found myself rooting for certain characters I didn’t think I would trust, but I had this feeling they were doing good.
The character development for me was great. I could really feel their emotions and I could picture them standing in front of me. The story line moved at a really good pace and it kept you wanting more.
If you love a good Christian romance, mystery book I believe you would love this one. I think it’s also perfect for your summer “must read” list this year. So sit back, relax and enjoy.