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I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Song of Mercy by Brenda S. Anderson

Song of Mercy (Potter's House 2, #12)ABOUT THE BOOK

Her insecurity led to shattered relationships and a fractured faith.
Can her newfound confidence restore what was broken?


Popular BE BOLD & SASSI vlogger Stephenie Winter used to be insecure, but that cost her a long-term relationship, her self-respect, and her faith. Since then she’s learned to speak up, no matter the cost. So, when she spots an older man filming children at a playground, she can’t remain silent. What better way to warn the neighborhood than sharing her vlog across social media?

Worship leader Kyle Stevens is starting over. Now a single dad, he reluctantly moves into a twin home owned by his once estranged father. When his dad is accused of stalking local children, Kyle sets out to restore his reputation. He's shocked to learn that the person responsible for the accusation is none other than his ex-girlfriend, Stephenie Winter, a woman he wronged years ago, sparking his own downward spiral.

Stephenie begins to wonder if she’s made a big mistake, but the vlog has already gone viral, smearing the character of a possibly innocent man. Only by working together can Stephenie and Kyle restore his reputation.

Can they restore their shattered relationship as well?

MY THOUGHTS.....

Is social media a wonderful tool or an instrument of destruction? This is the question that comes to light in this new book by Brenda S. Anderson and it must surely be a "God-Thing" that it has released during this time of Covid-19, escalating racial tension in our country, and social media posts that are often misrepresented. This happens in Song of Mercy, the story of a young woman who thinks she is being a good citizen by reporting what she believes is a crime and then discovers that she may have been wrong. As Stephanie Winter tries to correct her erroneous reporting, she realizes the power of social media, both good and bad, and she finds herself turning to Kyle Stephens, who is this man's son and the ex- boy-friend who broke her heart. Can the two of them forget their past long enough to help his father? Will this man's reputation be repaired or will he always bear this stigma?

Stephanie and Kyle are very realistic characters and we learn about Stephanie's past insecurity, Kyle's return to faith, and the rift that had developed between Kyle and his dad. There is also a one-year-old little girl to further complicate matters and there is clearly a lot to overcome but if I had to choose one word for their story, it would be HOPE. Hurts and misunderstandings are certainly present but Anderson also shares hope and second-chances. Song of Mercy is an inspiring story of forgiveness and redemption and I certainly recommend it to all who enjoy Christian romance.

I received a copy of this book from the author but there was no obligation to write a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.

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