Friday 56: The Miracle of Mercy Land

The Miracle of Mercy Land
River Jordan's Fourth Novel
If you're familiar with Saints In Limbo and The Messenger of Magnolia Street, then you will recognize River Jordan's magnificent writing style in her new fourth novel, The Miracle of Mercy Land. I'm really enjoying this book so far. I'll be joining the blog tour for WaterBrook Press the latter part of this month to post my review.  I sure hope I finish on time! lol

Friday 56 Guide:

* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog Starting Fresh and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

 Here's Mine:

For the very first time participating in this meme, page 56 is BLANK!!!

So, I just went to the next page, and this is what I found:

"The rains would last for days on end, turning the banks of Bittersweet into a sopping-wet, muddy mess."

From The Miracle of Mercy Land: A Novel by River Jordan

Interested in hearing a bit about the book?

Product Description

What if you had the power to amend choices you made in the past? Would you do it even if it changed everything?

Mercy Land has made some unexpected choices for a young woman in the 1930s. The sheltered daughter of a traveling preacher, she chooses to leave her rural community to move to nearby Bay CityAlabama. There she finds a job at the local paper and spends seven years making herself indispensable to old Doc Philips, the publisher, and editor. Then she gets a frantic call at dawn—it’s the biggest news story of her life, and she can’t print a word of it.
Doc has come into possession of a curious book that maps the lives of everyone in Bay City—decisions they’ve made in the past, and how those choices affect the future. Mercy and Doc are consumed by the mystery locked between the pages—Doc because he hopes to right a very old wrong, and Mercy because she wants to fulfill the book’s strange purpose. But when a mystery from Mercy’s past arrives by train, she begins to understand that she will have to make choices that will deeply affect everyone she loves—forever.

“A tremendously well-written tale. River Jordan is a truly gifted author. Highly recommended.” –Davis Bunn, best-selling author on the warm, gulf-waters of southern

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