A Measure of Mercy, which is the first book in the Home to Blessing Series by Lauraine Snelling, was a pleasure to read. It was lighthearted for the most part, but there was real depth to it as well. I’m sure that many of the readers will understand and identify with the primary struggle of the protagonist ~ how does one know for sure that she is truly hearing God and obeying His will?
The characters of Blessing are warm and inviting and I can’t wait to get to know them better in the additional books of the series. It was well-written, had great dialog and the pace was comfortable. My only complaint was that there were many references to other instances which are not covered in this book (I presume they will be as the series progresses), and that was a bit confusing at times. But overall, A Measure of Mercy is a good read and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
This book was provided to me for review by Bethany House Publishers.
A Measure of Mercy
Home to Blessing ~ Book 1
By Lauraine Snelling
Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth. Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?