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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Different Type of Can't-Wait Wednesday ~ Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Okay, a bit of a different type of Can't-Wait Wednesday, because I am featuring TWO books. I just recently found out that Lynn Austin wrote her first ever sequel to one of her stand-alone novels and I found this very exciting. Even though I haven't read the first book yet, I did a little more research and now I CANNOT wait to read both books. The second one deals with Pinkerton detectives and I love those types of stories.

About the book:

Austin Returns with a Multi-Generational Historical Novel 

Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctant at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love. 

At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan, twenty-three-year-old Anna Nicholson is trying to ease the pain of a broken engagement to a wealthy Chicago banker. But her time of introspection is disturbed after a violent storm aboard a steamship stirs up memories of a childhood nightmare. As more memories and dreams surface, Anna begins to question who she is and whether she wants to return to her wealthy life in Chicago. When she befriends a young seminary student who is working at the hotel for the summer, she finds herself asking him all the questions that have been troubling her. 

Neither Geesje nor Anna, who are different in every possible way, can foresee the life-altering surprises awaiting them before the summer ends.

Pages: 386
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: (October 4, 2016)
ISBN-10:  0764217615
Find the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2pu9188

About the book:

Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can't seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she's learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her find the truth. But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden.

At the same time, unflattering stories about Anna are leaked by someone who would love to see her disgraced and her engagement broken. And as Anna tries to share her faith with her society friends, she understands that her choice to seek God's purpose for her life isn't as simple as she had hoped.

When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje's been helping new Dutch immigrants, including a teen with a haunted past, adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face.

Series: No, but sequel to stand-alone Waves of Mercy
Pages: 400
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: (October 2, 2018)
ISBN-10:  0764217631
Find the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uhp8uL

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  1. You'll LOVE Waves of Mercy! The story is based in West Michigan, my home. I loved the book, and when I saw that Lynn had written a sequel I went directly to Amazon and preordered Legacy of Mercy! I'm so happy knowing that there will be more to the story. My mother and grandparents came to West Michigan from The Netherlands, and I can identify with Waves of Mercy from a personal family history. Enjoy!

    1. Yay!! I am so happy to hear your love for the book. I was already looking forward to reading it, but now I'm even more excited. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cannot wait for this sequel! Waves of Mercy was so good, but I really wanted things wrapped up at the end. And I love Links from agents too.


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