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The Shape of Mercy (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Susan Meissner, Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)

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Title:The Shape of Mercy
Authors:Susan Meissner
Other authors:Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)
Info:christianaudio Fiction (2008), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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The Shape of Mercy: A Novel by Susan Meissner (2008)

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I really enjoyed reading this story and there were a couple of good twists at the end. ( )
  SabinaE | Jan 23, 2016 |
Great idea, poor execution. ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
Great idea, poor execution. ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
I've found a new favorite author! I loved the storytelling, the characters, the interweaving of historical and contemporary events as well as the opportunities to ponder who we are and why we are here. ( )
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
This novel explores the lives of three strong women, each from different generations and times. Mercy, accused of being a witch during the Salem witch trials; Abigail, who chose social standing over love during World War II; and Lauren, college sophomore who stands at the crossroads of her life. This well told and compelling story will give you much to think about long after the story is done. Lauren wishes she could see people on the inside before she comes to any conclusions. But her father responds, “Yes, that would be better than the other, but is still makes you their judge.” As you come to know the characters and understand the reasons behind their actions, you may even discover something about yourself. A great read; highly recommended. ( )
  Maydacat | Nov 13, 2012 |
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Fear is the enemy of love.

— St. Augustine
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In memory of Connie Dorough,

who loved without hesitation.
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I've heard the story countless times, how I grasped the delivering doctor's scrubs as he guided me into the Durough family universe of opportunity and duty.
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Transcribing the journal entries of a victim of the Salem witch trials, Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy's story extend beyond the pages of her diary, and forces her to take a startling new look at her own life.

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