Announcing “Mercy”

In just over a month, my newest novella will be released into the wild!

Here’s the gist (or “back cover copy,” if you’re feeling high-and-mighty):

Everything changed for Mercy Benson after the argument with her husband. Leaving behind the taxi horns and clamor of New York, the young widow follows her mother-in-law to the sleepy mountain town of Fayette. Despite relatives taking her in, Mercy feels utterly out of place among the whispering pines and church-going folks.

When she takes a job at the local restaurant, Mercy finds a piece of home in the owner, Wyatt Peralta. But she can’t claim it—someone broken and tainted would never deserve such joy.

Ruth is a familiar story from the Bible. But lots of people miss her background:

  • She was poor. Women lived by the graces of husbands and family members. When all of the men in her husband’s family died, Ruth was left with nada.
  • Ruth left everything she’d ever known to follow her mother-in-law to become a foreigner in a strange land.
  • This new country had a different language and unique customs.
  • The only food Ruth and Naomi had was what Ruth gathered in the fields: the leftovers and castoffs. The desperation was real.

So, why’d I write about Ruth? I find her fascinating! Her mother-in-law is the only person she knows in this bizarre, new place. They are not only destitute but broken in spirit.

As I move toward the launch date for “Mercy,” expect some goodies! Followers on my Instagram page will have a chance for a giveaway starting on October 18th. Blog subscribers will be able to read a portion of the first chapter before anyone else, because I can do that!

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest so that you can see my inspiration boards for my stories.

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