Tuesday, January 7, 2014

GIVEAWAY!!!! and RiverNorth Blog Tour: Shades of Mercy


Author: Anita Lustrea, Caryn Rivadeneira

Genre: Life, growing up

Series: A Maine Chronicle

Number in series: 1st

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5 high

Type: Historical fiction

Number of pages: 259

Time period: 1950s

Publisher and price: RiverNorth, $14.99

My overall opinion: A good book, and as good as I had hoped it would be. It’s about the conflict between the whites and the Indians in Maine – I had no idea they had this kind of tension there in the 1950s! This book provided a fascinating look at some complicated situations that seemed true to life. It’s a growing up story about a young girl of 16 and her Indian boyfriend. The book was full of good writing, and had an excellent story – I would read more, either in this series or by these authors. I especially loved the description of a food pantry in Mercy’s house – it reminded me of the luscious food descriptions in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book, Farmer Boy. I’m a sucker for food descriptions. ;) But this was a heartwarming and sweet story!

**RiverNorth asked me to review this and provided my copy, along with others for giveaway. I wasn’t required to review it positively, nor was I recompensed in any other way for my review.**

GIVEAWAY! Think you might enjoy this book? (I think you would!) RiverNorth kindly sent me extra copies for giveaway! Interested in winning one of them? Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

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4 comments:

Rachel Danielle said...

Excited to enter!! :D And haha, yes, who doesn't love yummy food descriptions? XD

Katelyn said...

Sounds interesting! And the giveaway is just extra incentive :)

Hamlette said...

I love learning about American Indians, no matter the time period, so this would be way cool to read! Winning it would be a bonus, but if I don't, I'll try to find it via the library or internet.

BTW, I'm hosting a Tolkien giveaway right now, in case you're interested, Charity.

Amy C said...

I love ALL historical fiction. This week my favorite time period is revolutionary war era.
Amyc