Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book of Mercy Review by Sherry Roberts and Blog Tour de Force, The Get Loaded Tour!!

Antigone Brown has trouble reading road signs, keeps a stone in her pocket to help her remember right from left, and despairs of ever being a good mother to her unborn child. As she is quick to tell you, she is not hero material. She runs a deer farm and vegetarian cafe in Mercy, North Carolina, where textiles—not tourism—is king and where Irene Crump and the Mercy Study Club run the show.

But then Antigone takes in a homeless boy against her husband’s wishes and the Study Club forces her best friend, the school librarian, to remove “undesirable” books from the school’s collection. And soon Antigone finds herself challenging the controlling Irene and fighting for the very things that have made her life a misery—books. The dyslexic Antigone starts her own library and sets in motion a series of events destined to change Mercy forever.

Book of Mercy is a fun novel about a serious subject (book banning). Without losing a healthy sense of humor, it touches on issues close to the hearts of parents, librarians, people who love reading, and people who hate it.

If you like to read about relationships, the kind that last forever and the kind that make you crazy, you'll want to read Book of Mercy. 
If you just love books—the whole idea of them, the smell of them, the feel of them (either in paper or encased in plastic)—you'll enjoy Book of Mercy.

My Thoughts:
I knew from the blurb of the book I was going to like it, I just didn't realize how much I was going to like this amazing book.  As a passionate reader like myself and we all are, this is absolutely a book you will want to read.  Warning though, once you start you will not be able to put it down until you have read the very last word. It's a book that will stay with you long after you have finished it.  It's a very heart-warming, beautiful, touch your heart novel.  It is about censorship, power and control, but also love, friendship and motherhood. 

Antigone Brown a dyslexia lady who runs a deer farm and a cafe for vegetarians, she can't remember left from right and keeps a rock in her hand to remember the difference and amazingly never gets lost on her long drives.  Out for one of her drives she picks up Ryder and brings home.  Antigone will be the one to start everything in motion that will change Mercy forever.  I love all the characters, they compliment this novel so well I couldn't imagine different one's, they are lovable, strong, funny, loving characters even with all their quarks. 

I loved reading this book, and am so glad I did, for all of us book lovers, avid readers, story tellers, bloggers, you will all love reading this novel, it is a must read, I really can't say to much more or I'll ruin the story for you, but I will say if you don't read this book you are missing out on a spectacular novel.  Enjoy everyone!!!!

Hey everyone, check out this awesome Tour and get your self some fabulous free books, just follow the link below, everyday you will find clues to win more prizes, and you will also find the links to each author participating, go check out their sites to leave a comment, if you leave a comment on each site you will get a free book, so go on and have some fun finding the clues and don't forget to leave your comments. Good Luck everyone!!!

Jan 23-Chelsea Fine - ANEW -
Jan 24- AK Taylor - Neiko's Five Land Adventure -
Jan 25- Jackie Chanel - A Hustler's Promise -
Jan 26- Sherry Roberts - Book of Mercy -
Jan 27 - Liz Schulte - Secrets (Guardian Trilogy: Book 1) -


  1. Great Review. Thank you.

    Ollie Moss

  2. Thank you for sharing your review with us today. With each posting I read about this book I become more and more anxious and excited to read it. I look forward to meeting Antigone and following her journey with this oh so important issue.


  3. @Ollie, Your welcome, don't forget to check out the awesome prizes as well :)

    @Denise, your welcome, I can't wait for you to read it I know you will love it. :)

  4. I'm really looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for the review!
    Karen in Breezy Point
    kmartin at uslink dot net

  5. Your welcome aztel, I loved it, would love to hear your thoughts when your done. :)

  6. What a great review. Every review I have read on this book has been so positive. I know I'm going to love it and feel the same way Antigone does.

    Teresa K.

  7. Great review :) I cannot wait to read this book :) Thank you so very much!!

    stacey jo

    bakinstuff at yahoo

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