Thursday, October 09, 2008
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
I'm giving away a copy of this book, so leave a comment if you want to be in the drawing.
This isn't the type of book I normally read, but the premise intrigued me. It's a contemporary story about a college student who transcribes the diary of an 18-yr-old girl named Mercy Hayworth. Mercy lived near Salem in the 1600's and was convicted of being a witch during the Salem witch trials and hung. The contemporary heroine, Lauren Dorough, is the only child of mega-rich parents, and she is so caught up in Mercy's story that it begins to affect every aspect of her life.
Like I said, this isn't the type of book I normally read. But I'm always deploring the same old, same old in Christian fiction, so the very "different-ness" of this book drew me in. If you're looking for something different, this might be the book for you. The author, Susan Meissner, is highly acclaimed, which also made me want to read this book. I haven't finished it and am only about halfway through it, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Leave a comment if you'd like to be included in my drawing for this book.