Tuesday, November 26, 2013

End Of The Year 2013 #ReadingCram Read-A-Thon sign up post!

Hosted by JuliaBabyJen's Reading Room and Danasquare

This read-a-thon will run from December 9th-22nd.
A friend of mine brought my attention to this read-a-thon (Thanks Melanie!:)I am so excited to participate in it because I have already reached my goal of reading 100 books this year, I still have a bunch of books that I want to read before the end of the year! This read-a-thon sounds perfect for me, and I think that it will really motivate me to keep reading! This is a pretty lofty goal but I am hoping to cross 10 books off my TBR list during this read-a-thon! A few days before the read-a-thon starts I will probably post a list of books I plan to read!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Traces Of Mercy by Michael Landon Jr and Cindy Kelley (CFBA TOUR)

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Traces of Mercy

David C. Cook (October 1, 2013)


Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley


Michael Landon Jr., son of television legend Michael Landon, is an award-winning storyteller, first in television and film, and now in books. His print works include One More Sunrise co-written with Tracie Peterson.


Cindy Kelley is the co-author of the novel The Silent Gift, and Traces of Mercy. Her career as a screenwriter with long-time writing partner, Michael Landon, Jr., began with the adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit, which had a theatrical release. Several television movies followed, most notably Love Comes Softly, (based on Janette Oke’s novel) which won a CAMIE Award and the Epiphany Prize for Movie Guide’s most inspirational television movie of 2003. Cindy and her husband, Jim, make their home in the Southwest; have three adorable grandchildren and four big dogs who rule the house.


From Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley, authors of The Silent Gift and creators of the hit television film Love Comes Softly, comes an exciting historical romance set in post-Civil War, and filled with suspense and faith-building values.

At the war’s end, a young woman suffers an accident that leaves her unconscious and alone. Waking with amnesia, she takes the name Mercy and wants more than anything to find out the truth of her past. But then a handsome stranger arrives, who may hold the key to everything she has forgotten. What he knows could devastate her future, and even end her life.

Written by two proven storytellers, Traces of Mercy is perfect for anyone who loves historical fiction, prairie-based tales, or just a good romance

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Traces of Mercy, go

My Review:
5 Stars!!!
I am a big fan of the "Love Comes Softly" movie series. But until I was offered a chance to review this book, I was unaware that this dynamic duo had written a novel! Once I read the description I knew I wanted to read this one! However, I was not prepared for just how unique this book was! Oh WOW, this book was spectacular! I was drawn into the story from page one and hated to put it down! I loved everything about this book, the characters, the setting, the storyline. And I especially loved Mercy's journal entries, some of the things she wrote made me laugh out loud! Again, I was pleasantly surprised by just how unique the plot of this story was, it's definitely not your average amnesia storyline, I loved that! There really wasn't anything I didn't like about this book except for the cliffhanger ending, and the only reason I didn't like that is because the next book isn't out yet! I was enthralled by this book, I loved it! I hope the next two books in this trilogy will be released in short order because I am chomping at the bit to read more of this series!
I highly recommend Traces Of Mercy.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.