About the Book
Book: Endless Mercy
Author: Tracie Peterson, Kimberley Woodhouse
Genre: Christian historical romance
Madysen Powell has always been a forgiving person, but when her supposedly dead father shows up in Nome, Alaska, her gift for forgiveness is tested. With the recent loss of her mother, she searches for answers, leaning on Granny Beaufort, a neighbor in town, who listens with a kind heart. Still, Madysen is restless and dreams of performing her music around the world. The arrival of a traveling show could prove just the chance she needs, and the manager promises more than she ever dreamed.
Daniel Beaufort arrives in Nome, searching for his own answers after the gold rush leaves him with only empty pockets. Still angry about the death of his loved ones, he longs to start fresh but doesn’t have high hopes until he ends up helping at the Powell dairy making cheese. Drawn to the beautiful redhead with big dreams, will deceptions from the past tear apart any hope for the future?
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About the Authors
Tracie Peterson (www.traciepeterson.com) is the award-winning author of over 100 novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her many bestselling series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.
Kimberley Woodhouse (www.kimberleywoodhouse.com) is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than fifteen fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.
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It’s so exciting for book two in our Treasures of Nome series, Endless Mercy, to be heading out into the world! Tracie and I are so thrilled to bring you another story set in Nome, Alaska. And isn’t that cover gorgeous? Bethany House does such an amazing job with our books, it is an absolute joy to get to work with them.
In book one, Forever Hidden, we are introduced to three sisters and their family (and farm) in Nome. Forever Hidden is Havyn’s story. And did I mention there are chickens? Check out my blog for some interesting pictures and stories about how these chicken stories came to be…
Book two, Endless Mercy, is Madysen’s story. Madysen is the youngest sibling, and in our story, she’s a talented cello player. Oh, and there are some sheep, who just might help get her into mischief. (Are you seeing a pattern here?)
Book three will release January 2022 and will finish out the Powell girls’ stories with the eldest, Whitney.
This series is very near and dear to us because the Powell sisters in the books are actually named after three beautiful girls we adore. They were music students of mine in Colorado and when Tracie and I had a book signing for In the Shadow of Denali, the red-headed, musical sisters all came. Tracie made the comment that someone should write a book about them…so of course…we did!
I wish you could hear the girls play and sing in real life. They are such talented musicians, and I love them dearly. Huge thanks go to Monica and Merle Powell for allowing us to take their three girls and make fictional characters out of them.
Here’s a picture of Monica with me and Tracie at a book signing years ago. And then of course, I had to put in a picture of the real Powell girls.
We’d love for you to join us for The Treasures of Nome. Enjoy the blog tour!
This has been a wonderful journey about forgiveness, mercy, unconditional love and finding a renewed relationship with Jesus. I loved getting to know the three sisters better in this book. Their voices are like angels as they perform and bring enjoyment to all that listen. I loved the description of Madysen’s beautiful hair. It was easy to picture it cascading down her back as the light brought out the color of autumn leaves.
This story focuses on Madysen and how she struggles with giving mercy to the man that abandoned her and her sisters years ago. What would it be like to think your father was dead, and then find out he was alive? It is very hard for the sisters to forgive him and their anger comes out when he tries to make amends . One thing I learned reading the story was how much pride plays with our emotions. We don’t want to forgive someone because they hurt us. We want them to feel the same pain but all we are doing is allowing that person to control us. How can you move forward if you still carry bitterness from the past?
I thought the authors handled a delicate subject with honesty and grace. It is sad to think that during this time period women were treated differently. They were to stay at home and let the man dictate their lives. Whitney finds herself in a situation that only by the grace of God was she able to escape from. I want to give a big shout out to her dogs that protected her and stood beside her. The man who spreads rumors about her is rude and I wanted so bad for him to pay for what he did. “Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.” That scripture came to mind as this man needed to be taught a lesson.
I have to mention the man who has taken special interest in Madysen. He is pretty conniving and charms Madysen into thinking she should tour the world on her own singing without her sisters. I liked how tempted Madysen was and it showed how easy someone can fall for the tricks of the enemy. It may seem like a great idea, but is it what God’s plan for Madysen’s life is? The emotional roller coaster she goes through is hard at times. It illustrates the inner turmoil we face when we want to escape from our past.
The most important part of the story for me was when several characters turn to God to help them make the right decision. They must soften their hearts and forgive God and those who have hurt them. Daniel is a wonderful character and his presence in the story has a big impact on Madysen and her future. I couldn’t wait to see if she would leave her family and chase after fame. Does she learn to forgive her father and show him grace? This is a must read for those who love historical fiction. I can’t wait to read Whitney’s story next in the series.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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To celebrate their tour, Kimberley and Tracie are giving away the grand prize package of Forever Hidden, Endless Mercy, and this candle!! (https://etsy.me/2JvrO0a)
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.