AUTHOR: Sharon Srock
PUBLISHER: Sharon Srock
A victim of rape, sixteen year old Scottlyn Rich is disowned by her family when she refuses to abort the child she carries. Determined to raise her baby, she has no idea how to handle the obstacles ahead, she only knows that giving her daughter, Mercie, a chance to live is the most important thing she'll ever do.
Widowed school teacher Diana Kensington lost everything she held dear the day her husband’s plane fell out of the sky. Four hundred and thirty nine days later she still has no answer to her daily prayer. “What now, God?”
Can trust be built between these two lost women? Can they work together to fill the void in each other's lives, for Mercie's sake?
This novella packs a powerful punch. For Mercie’s Sake is a quick read, but the story lingers in my mind even after several months.
Diana is barely holding herself together under the immense load of grief. She questions God’s love, she wonders if life is worth living, but she pushes herself to keep doing her job. Little does she realize that this teaching job will lead her to a wonderful opportunity to experience and express God’s love once again.
Both Diana and young Scottlyn are complex and sympathetic characters, women I would love to know in real life. For Mercie’s Sake is a beautiful story, and it earns five stars.