I am a big fan of Erin Healy since her start off writing the amazing and engaging ‘Kiss’ with New York times bestseller Ted Dekker followed by the intriguing ‘Burn’. Erin Healy has a uniqueness unseen in lots of works around today which she displays in her writing but it’s sad to say that somehow I didn’t feel that 'ting' in Erin Healy’s latest titled ‘House of Mercy’.
The story revolves around a family that owns a shelter ranch and a lawsuit filed against the daughter in the family concerning a horse killed by an 'invisible' wolf. The story seems to go round in circles for a long time before it picks up and drags again.
For new readers interested in the works of Erin, I would advise them to stop first at the junction of ‘The Baker’s Wife’, ‘Kiss’ and ‘Burn’ before heading for this. Though I didn’t enjoy reading this work, I can’t wait for Erin Healy’s next novel cause I know she’s a great writer.
Book SynopsisWhen Beth’s world falls apart, can she ever be whole again?
Beth has a gift of healing—which is why she wants to become a vet and help her family run their fifth-generation cattle ranch. Her father’s dream of helping men in trouble and giving them a second chance is her dream too. But it only takes one foolish decision for Beth to destroy it all.
Beth scrambles to redeem her mistake, pleading with God for help, even as a mystery complicates her life. But the repercussions grow more unbearable—a lawsuit, a death, a divided family, and the looming loss of everything she cares about. Beth’s only hope is to find the grandfather she never knew and beg for his help. Confused, grieving, but determined to make amends, she embarks on a horseback journey across the mountains, guided by a wild, unpredictable wolf who may or may not be real.
Set in the stunningly rugged terrain of Southern Colorado, House of Mercy follows Beth through the valley of the shadow of death into the unfathomable miracles of God’s goodness and mercy.