Thursday, August 25, 2011
Mercy Come Morning Book Review
Mercy Come Morning by Lisa Tawn Bergen gives us great insight into the life of Krista whose mother is struggling with Alzheimer's. Lisa walks us the through the trials and struggles of being raised by a single mother who is losing herself little by little each day. Krista gets called back home to Taos, New Mexico, when her mother's congestive heart failure worsens. This is when we are introduced to Dane, Krista's friend since childhood and her high school sweetheart. As the story unfolds it's easy to feel the pain of saying goodbye to a dying parent as well as the struggle of having feelings for someone from your past. I read the book in one sitting and really enjoyed the incorporation of Krista's mothers letters in the book. The letters gave her character a unique voice and explained many of the unanswered questions in her past. This is a great work of fiction and for anyone who has a family member struggling with Alzheimer's I believe you will find it comforting to read this story.
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I received this book free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.