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June McAllister is the wife of the local mill owner and undisputed first lady in town. But the Snow family, a group of itinerant ne'er-do-wells who live on a decrepit and cursed property, have brought her - and the town - nothing but grief.
June will do anything to cover up a dark secret she discovers after the crash, one that threatens to upend her picture-perfect life, even if it means driving the Snow family out of town. But she has never gone up against a force as fierce as the young Mercy Snow. Mercy is determined to protect her rebellious brother, whom the town blames for the accident, despite his innocence. And she has a secret of her own. When an old skeleton is discovered not far from the crash, it beckons Mercy to solve a mystery buried deep within the town's past.
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By Jennifer on 02-05-14
Some truly breathtaking prose in a lackluster tale
I'm torn about this story.
Tiffany Baker, wow, what a wonderful writer. She has a gift for describing place and atmosphere. The mill town and the river, are so well described they become a characters in the book in their own rights. Small things like sunsets and autumn leaves are painted so vividly it's a pleasure to listen to.
The maybe not so good:
The tale itself is a quiet one and while there is a beauty to that, it felt somehow lacking overall. To me, Mercy Snow felt like a story I've heard before. While there is moderate success in creating multidimensional characters, I personally, didn't feel attached to any of them - except possibly Hazel who was peripheral at best. Parts of the book were interesting and easy to listen to while others were easy to zone-out to and when the time came for me to backtrack and see what I missed or move on I never felt the desire to backtrack.
All in all the story was alright. I don't regret buying this book but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend to read. If you have credits to spare and an appreciation for small pieces of beautiful writing though, give it a go. But I think there are better books of a similar genre out there.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Tamara on 01-29-14
An almost great story
If you could sum up Mercy Snow in three words, what would they be?
Fearless, Family and Fight
Who was your favorite character and why?
The Goat Lady
What about Christine Lakin’s performance did you like?
I could tell the difference in characters
Any additional comments?
This was an almost great story but worth the listen. The story built up very well and I'm okay with the end but I do wish that there was an alternate ending..letting all hell break loose. Mercy Snow did what most would do by fighting for her family and that's admirable. She isn't a typical heroine. If you have alot of laundry and cleaning up to do on a Saturday, this story will help the time go by.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful