8/04/2012

Review | Giveaway | House of Mercy


Erin Healy
2012
Thomas Nelson
Fiction/Suspense
Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Beth Borzois has a gift.  She is really good with animals and has known this since she was a young teenager, in fact her dream was to go to college to be a vet.  However, all her dreams come crashing down around her after one night of poor choices.  Riding a thoroughbred race horse, she is attacked by a wolf, and the horse falls, breaking a leg, and now the owner is after blood, he is suing her family for everything they have, and more.  Somehow, some way Beth has to find a way to fix this. 
I found the title of this book a bit twisted, since other than her father, there is not much mercy for Beth in her own home.  Her mother is not happy and her older brother is downright cruel to her.  I really did not care for the brother at all.  
Following the court case, her father has another major heart attack and dies and now Beth is on a quest to fulfill his last wishes to her.  She is off to find a grandfather she thought was dead.
Garner Remke, does not realize he is in danger, but a storm blows through and convinces him that he must find his estranged daughter Rose, Beth's mom.  He feels certain that her husband has died and she needs him.  However his new friend and the new doctor in his little town, Cat Ransom convinces him that all is well.  She does however start slipping her herbs that make him ill, so he will depend on her medical services.  A demented woman with a past that she is trying to hide, Catherine Ransom is about to plunge off the deep end, and she is trying to take Garner with her. 
I enjoyed this book greatly, I really like Erin Healy's writing, she has enough suspense and mystery to draw you in, and enough talent to keep you reading to the end.  I was disappointed with the ending of the book, a couple of loose ends I felt, but who knows maybe there is more to come from the Borzois family.   360 pages US $15.99 4 stars.
This book was provided by Booksneeze for my honest opinion and review.  No payment was received for my review. 
Also another copy of this book was sent to me by B&B Media, Which I will do a drawing for, please leave a comment for an entry.  Leave another comment if you post or share this giveaway anywhere online (please tell where you shared).  So two chances to win a copy of this book.  I will accept entries until August 11th, and will announce the winner August 12th. 

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