Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Sweet Mercy (Ann Tatlock)


Sweet MercyStunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and Prohibition
When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve's uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge.
Eve can't wait to leave St. Paul, a notorious haven for gangsters. At seventeen, she considers her family to be "good people," not lawbreakers like so many in her neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a "safe haven," Eve soon forms an unlikely friendship with a strange young man named Link, blissfully unaware that her uncle's lodge is anything but what it seems.
When the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. Does she dare risk everything by exposing the man whose love and generosity is keeping her family from ruin? And when things turn dangerous, can she trust Link in spite of appearances?
Ann Tatlock
Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy-Award winning novel Promises to Keep. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.

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I love when a story starts in present time and then takes you back to relive a memory! Eve tells the story of what happened when she lived at the family lodge on the lake in Mercy, Ohio during prohibition.

 I have never really thought about how many people were bootleggers during those years! It was amazing to hear a story recalled by someone who was a teenagers during those years. I loved Eve and her innocence! When she meet Link I knew there was something different about him and I was thrilled with the way to story ended!

 It was a very intriguing time during the 1930's! I will have to make sure and ask my Grandmother about a few things mentioned in the book! I give the book 4 stars! 

  Tour Giveaway 1 winner will receive a copy of 3 of Ann's Books Sweet Mercy, Travelers Rest and Promises to Keep Open to US & Canada Only Ends 5/21/13

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