“Cherished Mercy” ~ Book Review

Oct 30, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Tracie Peterson’s newest release, Cherished Mercy


As is my custom, if I could ask Tracie one question about Cherished Mercy it would be — “Why did you want to make Mercy experience the horrors of an Indian capture twice?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

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From the Back Cover:

Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart’s cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help.

At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta’s brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm’s length.

When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.


Rachel’s Back Talk: 

5 – award winning covers

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Such a wonderful book to conclude this series with! I have always loved Mercy’s character and it was wonderful to really see her grow up and mature through these books. I just love Tracie’s knack for story-telling and really drawing the reader into an emotional journey with the characters in the story.

Mercy is such a tenderhearted person, and yet she had to endure so much heartache. While she had to survive an Indian captivity in the first book, she now decides that she wants to work at an Indian Mission. This shows the character of Mercy, and how she is willing to put aside her own comforts in exchange for helping and caring for others.

I loved Adam. His character was very guarded, and it appeared at first he had a right to be, but he was also not completely willing to trust Mercy. However, it was beautiful to watch their love story unfold as different situations continued to come in their way and that only strengthened their relationship.

I am so going to miss these characters! It was a pivoting journey to experience the hardships that these girls had to experience out in the Oregon Territory. Go — read Tracie’s series, “Heart of the Frontier.” You won’t regret it!


I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required — all opinions are my own.


Other books by Tracie I will read next:

Steadfast Heart 

A Treasure Concealed 


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