Monday, October 13, 2008

Blog Tour: The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

Please post your comments between Monday and Friday (October 13th- 17th). This is The Shape of Mercy blog tour! Earlier, you may have seen my review, if not, go back and read it, click here. Also, please notice that I have two copies of this book to giveaway, coming straight from my mail box to yours.

Lauren Durough is a college student longing to break free of family expectations when she stumbles into a project for eighty year old Abigail Boyles—transcribing the journals of Mercy Hayworth, a seventeenth-century victim of the Massachusetts witch trials. Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with the mysterious Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. But on the way to discovering the candid truth, Lauren must earnestly ask if she is playing the role of helpless defendant or the misguided judge? Can she break free from her own perceptions and recognize who she really is?
In our high-pressure, success-oriented culture, readers will identify with Lauren’s struggle to forge her own identity separate from the plan her family designed for her. Offering intrigue, romance, and heartbreaking drama, this contemporary novel with a historical twist conveys the intense beauty that emerges when we see how our stories affect the lives of others.

About the Author:
From early school-day projects to becoming editor of a local newspaper in Minnesota, Susan Meissner’s love for writing has been apparent her entire life. The Shape of Mercy is her latest novel in a string of books that delve into the deeper issues of life. She is the author of nine novels and lives with her family in San Diego, California. Find out more about her at

I will be giving away two copies of The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner. (These will be coming from my directly and not the publisher, but thank Waterbrook for providing them!) The winners for this giveaway will be picked on October 14th, 2008. To enter: Please leave a comment on THIS POST about what you have heard about this book and why you would like to enter.

Or you can purchase your own copy now! (Click here to do so) Or go to your local independent Christian bookstore, or Or click the cover of the book.

5 comments and creative thoughts:

Anonymous said...

I have read a few reviews for the book and it seems like a book that would really touch me. She seems to go through quite a personal journey and maybe some self-realization and discovery in the process and that appeals to me particularly right now because I feel like I'm searching for something to grasp onto in my own life. I would very much like to read this!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Lauren does have some eye opening experiences, and I do believe this story to be a worth while thing for enjoyment and a life lesson.

Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth.

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I have read a few reviews and it sounds like a great book. I love studying the Salem Witch Trials so I would love to read this book.

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Anonymous said...

I'm convinced I entered the contest for "the shape of mercy." Could it be somewhere else?

Anyway, I'd love a chance to win this book. I haven't read any of her books but have read so many postitve reviews on it.

cpullum said...

This would be a good read and for my daughter to read she is in High School!


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