The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan is about a young woman, in the 1930s, who leaves the life she has always known on the banks of Bittersweet Creek to find a new life in Bay City. Mercy is the daughter of a traveling preacher and a mother who has visions of Biblibal proportions. The people of Bittersweet are poor, but closely knit as a family can be. It would be easy to get stuck the life that is Bittersweet. Mercy's Aunt Ida pushes her to try life outside of Bittersweet and Mercy becomes "Doc's Girl." As Doc's Girl, Mercy does whatever the publisher and editor of the Bay City newspaper tells her to do. Mercy is content with her life until Doc shares a secret that's big. How will the secret change their lives? What choices will she have to make and how will that affect those she loves?
River Jordan is an AMAZING writer! This is the second of her books that I have read (Saints in Limbo being the first) by River Jordan and her writing just draws me in and paints such pictures in my mind that I can't help continuing to read. It's poetry... and timeless.
RIVER JORDAN began her writing career as a playwright with the Loblolly Theatre group. She teaches and speaks nationwide on ‘The Power of Story’, is a monthly contributor to the southern authors’ collective A Good Blog is Hard To Find, and produces and hosts the weekly radio program CLEARSTORY with River Jordan, in Nashville, where she and her husband live. She is the author of Saints in Limbo and this is her fourth novel.