Love, Laughter And Manure
Endless Mercy by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is a marvellous Christian historical novel. It is the second book in the Treasures Of Nome series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The main themes are mercy, forgiveness and grace. We see the effect of broken promises on lives, the hurt and pain they leave behind. “Did he deserve her mercy and forgiveness?” No one deserves mercy and forgiveness but we must extend it because we have received it. To withhold forgiveness is to risk becoming bitter. When we forgive we can live in freedom.
God is a God of new beginnings. “It’s never too late… We serve a God of second chances.” It is never too late to have a fresh start in Jesus. He asks us to come to Him just as we are right now.
The novel is about family. Sometimes families are torn apart. Children suffer because of the poor choices of the adults. We witness characters drawing children close, loving them like Christ and welcoming them into their homes. “We’re here to draw people to Christ.” Lives are called to show Jesus to a hurting world.
Loss is painful and it cripples. “He must hurt an awful lot to push God away.” In our hurt we may blame God but God never causes our pain. He always walks alongside us whatever we face.
Within the novel there is a flock of sheep. One lamb wanders off. The rest of the flock are left in an effort to find the lamb. This is a motif for our lives. Jesus leaves the ninety nine to look for the one who is lost. No matter how dirty we feel, Jesus longs to pick us up, hold us close and love us. “Just come toward my voice.” Jesus is calling us. Will you answer Him?
The characters are wonderfully drawn. There are some delightfully warm and witty exchanges that will amuse the reader.
I really loved Endless Mercy. It is a charming read but with serious godly themes and advice.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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.
More from Kim
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!
Through the Fire Blogs, January 25
Connie’s History Classroom, January 25
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 26
Breny and Books, January 26
Christian Bookaholic, January 27
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 27
Locks, Hooks and Books, January 28
Splashes of Joy, January 28
Batya’s Bits, January 28
She Lives to Read, January 29
Sara Jane Jacobs, January 29
Remembrancy, January 30
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 30
Older & Smarter?, January 31
deb’s Book Review, January 31
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, February 1
For Him and My Family, February 1
Bigreadersite, February 1
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 2
Inspiration Clothesline, February 2
Artistic Nobody, February 3 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Empowermoms, February 3
Texas Book-aholic, February 4
Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, February 4
Vicky Sluiter, February 4
Inklings and notions, February 5
Daysong Reflections, February 5
The Avid Reader, February 6
Hallie Reads, February 6
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, February 7
Pause for Tales, February 7
Bizwings Blog, February 7
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.
Wonderful review, Julia! I enjoy both of these authors. Thank you for hosting.