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The Mercy
The Mercy
The Mercy
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The Mercy

Написано Beverly Lewis

Озвучено Christina Moore

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Rose Kauffman pines for prodigal Nick Franco, the Bishop's foster son who left the Amish under a cloud of suspicion after his foster brother's death. His rebellion led to the "silencing" of their beloved Bishop. But is Nick really the rebel he appears to be? Rose's lingering feelings for her wayward friend refuse to fade, but she is frustrated that Nick won't return and make things right with the People. Nick avowed his love for Rose--but will he ever be willing to sacrifice modern life for her?

Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, is living in her parents' Dawdi Haus. Her estranged "English" husband, injured and helpless after a car accident, has reluctantly come to live with her and their young daughter during his recovery. Can their marriage recover, as well? Is there any possible middle ground between a woman reclaiming her old-fashioned Amish lifestyle and thoroughly modern man?
ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательRecorded Books Audio
Дата выпуска7 окт. 2011 г.
ISBN9781461847236
The Mercy
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Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis (beverlylewis.com), born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family.

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  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    1/5
    The book is about a man who "mercy-kills" his wife who has cancer. It's also about the man's cousin, Cam and his wife Allie as well as a selfish vagaband, Mia.Basically, I felt really uncomfortable throughout the whole book. Adultery is never okay. If there is something irrepairable in your marriage or relationship, break it off don't have an affair. I felt Piccoult was trying to romantcize the cheating which really bothered me. I thought Mia was a bitch, pardon my language, but when you go into someone's shop and they automatically give you a job, you do not proceed to have sex with their husband. Furthermore, Cam went away for the weekend with Mia on a weekend which means a lot to his wife.I just wanted to throw the book out the car window into the tires of on-coming traffic.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I liked this book. I especially loved the discussion of Scottish heritage which I am part Scots. This book strives to ask the question would you kill someone you loved? This is a tough question to take sids on. What would you choose.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Synopsis: The life-sized debate about euthanasia is raised when Jamie McDonald arrives in the small town of Wheelock after killing his wife. He approaches his cousin Cameron McDonald, Chief of Police, for assistance but is arrested immediately upon his confession. Meanwhile, Cameron has his own life-sized problem as he has an affair with another new arrival in town: the gorgeous Mia Townsend. "Mercy" follows the lives of the McDonald family throughout Jamie's trial, encouraging partners to question how much they truly love each other.My Opinion: Fluently written and gives no clue as to the final outcome. Questions the value of life and love.
  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    1/5
    I am a fan of Jodi Picoult, but found this to be a horrible novel. I couldn't get myself to read past the 70th page!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    This book is about finding true love and how far you would actually go to keep the true love that you found with your partner. I rated this book 5 stars because it drew me in on the first page and I couldn't put it down until I finished it.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    What would you do for the person you loved?
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    This is a fantastic story about what mercy looks like in different situations. Can it ever mean killing someone if they are sick and in pain with no hope of getting better? What does it look like in a marriage that is amazing? How about one that is falling apart? Is it the same for everyone?

    This book will have you thinking about questions you never thought to think.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    I struggled through the first 150 pages, but eventually ground to a halt. The narrative is so jumpy (never focusing on one character for more than two pages, and sometimes jumping between perspectives in the same paragraph), the writing is so schlocky (old Scottish man has foreboding dreams of ancient Highland chief that make him understand he needs to tell his police chief son to let a murderer slide for Kevorkianing his cancer-wife), and the characters so frequently act in ways far divorced from reality (a cautious, loving wife INSISTS on having her nubile young assistant come over and cook meals for her husband while she's gone on a four-day excursion) that I gave in to total apathy.
  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    1/5
    DNF. I read about two hundred pages. This is absolute crap.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Probably my least favorite Picoult book. I have no idea which book came first, but this one just seemed as if she pulled character out of Outlander and fiddled with them. If I hadn't been listening to it on audio books as a commute book, I'd probably have quit reading.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Picoult could be seen as formulaic, but she has a knack of using a fictional story to confront highly charged ethical issues and human relationships.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Typical Picoult. Explores the theme of euthanasia. How much do you really love someone? Are you prepared to kill for them? Also touches on love, marriage and infidelity.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    I love Jodi Picoult. I've always found her to be an exceptional author. And I've read nearly almost everything she's written. And If I had the choice, I would have avoided this book. The premise is interesting, but from what I understand, very cliched. A guy murders his wife because she has cancer and asks him to. Is he truly a murderer if she is going to die anyhow? I found that I didnt' care too much about the characters in this book. Certainly much less than most of the books I had read by her previously. I read about 200 pages and then I decided that it was getting to be WAY too long. There are so many books I read that I don't WANT to end, but in this case, i wanted the pain to stop. I skipped to the ending, and I wasn't particularly impressed or happy. So yeah, if you LOVE Picoult and are a completist and MUST read all of her works, then please, pick this up. Otherwrise, try My Sister's Keeper, Salem Falls, or Keeping Faith.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Not as well written or riveting as some of her other books.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I liked the topic and it was as always very well written but since there are two big love storys tangling along I didnt enjoy it as much as her other books
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    There are two storylines both about mercy. There is the indictment and trial of a husband who kills his terminally ill wife at her request and his. The other story is of a husband who has a brief affair and the reaction of his wife when she discovers it.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    I don't know why I keep reading this author because her books always frustrate me. There are 2 major plot lines in the book - one of which is an affair. While the consequences of the affair held my interest, there was never a great reason for it to start in the 1st place - they saw each other, were attracted, and so it began. The authors eludes to the female possibly knowing him before all this started but never goes anywhere with that idea.

    The beginning of the author's books always grab my attention with controversial topics but I feel like she wraps up her stories in a neat little bow at the end instead of really digging into the subject matter.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I picked the author before the book. This one begins a bit slowly and I had difficulty following and understanding the characters. But Picoult is skilled at posing difficult moral and ethical questions. In this case, euthanasia and marital infidelity.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    Disappointed, and I'm usually a Jodi P fan.I found the story of the euthanasia / murder case took a back seat to the (much less interesting) story of a man cheating on his wife. I found the whole Scottish-clan-in-America both saccarine and hard to believe. I found Cameron's near-instantaneous falling for Mia also implausable. The scattering of supernatural, yet not really going anywhere, events didn't help either. But basically this book didn't have anyone I really liked in it, so spending 400 pages with them wasn't much fun.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    The interwoven stories of two married couples--Cam and Allie versus Jamie and Maggie. Love and betrayal are major themes that weaves around the main story of a man who loves his wife so much that he kills her.Jamie MacDonald's wife is dying from multiple cancers and is in a great deal of pain. She does not want to suffer anymore, but refuses to kill herself. Instead, she asks Jamie to kill her. Jamie honors Maggie's wishes and then is overcome with grief and remorse. He confesses to her murder and is subsequently arrested and put on trial. Cam MacDonald, who happens to be Jamie's cousin, is the Chief of Police in Weelock who arrests Jamie. Cam feels trapped in his life and doesn't appreciate Allie, the wife who worships him and will do anything for him. Cam goes looking for excitement in the arms of Mia, a drifter who is befriended by Allie, and turns their quiet lives upside down.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    The usual moral dilemma. Mia, Allie, Cam and Jamie
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Cameron MacDonald is clan chief and police chief of a small Massachusetts town happily married to the local florist, Allie, who occasionally embarasses him by bringing him flowers. In a town where generations of MacDonald's have grown up he has a place and a role in the town that sometimes chafes.When a cousin turns up with the body of his wife that he admits killing he has to work as both a police chief and clan chief.Then Allie hires an assistant, Mia, and Cameron finds her very attractive, but what will he do about the attraction?Interesting but pretty predictable
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    Camerone McDonald is the police chief in a small town in Massachusetts. He is also clan chief due to the fact that the townspeople's ancestors all came from the same clan in Scotland. The two story arcs are about euthanasia and a cheating spouse. Neither is done very well. Normally, I enjoy a Picoult book because she is great at character development , it is a quick read, and she usually has a great twist at the end. Not so in this case. This book was awful, and I hated the ending having to do with Cameron & his wife Allie. Very disappointing. I gave it 2 stars only because I was able to finish it.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Jodi Picoult is one of the best writer I have ever read. This book captures the internal struggle that most everyone with a terminally ill loved one must go through. I love the way she can show both sides of the coin without showing bias towards one side or the other.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Mercy killing and marriage-more great characters.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Picoult's usual fare - an ethical issue handled from a variety of perspectives. This time the question is "what would you do for the person you love?" There are no surprises here, but as always the book is very readable and the characters are real enough to be engaging. Recommended holiday or airport reading: sufficiently engrossing to escape into, but not hugely challenging.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I confess not really remembering this book well except that I do not like Jodi Picoult's writing.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    The JudgmentBeverly LewisThis novel is the story of an Amish family that is torn apart by a mysterious accident to the main characters mother. The main story line is about 2 sisters and each one is finding her way through their family, faith and life. I found this to be a good character story that I breezed through quickly. I am glad I waited till all books were available before I started reading. That way I could finish within a brief period of time and not have to sit on pins and needles wondering what next. The characters are realistic and the events are realistic. Of course there are little things that seem less believable although when you know some things about the Amish being accepting of the Lord's Will and plan in their life, it is more understandable. This story has a climatic ending that made me want for more. I am sincerely thankful that Ms. Lewis writes series, because sometimes a writer can get you so caught up in the characters and their world that I hate to leave it. It was an enjoyable book from start to finish.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    I honestly have no idea what's gotten into Beverly Lewis. Normally I love her books because she usually isn't preachy in her books. She's one of the few Amish authors who shows how their faith might not be as ideal as other books make them out to be. Several of her other series have even shown how the teachings of the Amish aren't even Christian. Usually I can always go to her books to show an unromanticized and realistic portrayal of the Amish as a culture and not as a utopia. However, I have had MAJOR problems with this new series of hers. This series has been nothing BUT preachy!First the good: Once again I enjoyed Rose's story and I look forward to seeing where it leads to. I'm not quite sure at this point where her eventual path will lead but I am quite invested in her part of the book and was eager to learn more about her. I didn't really get into the parts with Beth but her relationship with Silas and Nick is good stuff. I felt that Rose is a more dimensional character than Hen is and seems to be more compassionate and thoughtful.However I still cannot stand Hen. She is still very wishy washy and again, i don't know why she wants to stay Amish other than her reasons of it's safe, it'll keep her daughter innocent or it's the "right and only" way to raise a child. I seriously almost threw this book up against the wall because I was so annoyed at Hen. I'm really not sure what Lewis is trying to say here because through Hen we are made to feel like everything that is not Amish is bad, even down to calling your parents Mom and Dad. I also do not like the implications that one cannot remain faithful to God or the church (have other issues with that) if they have higher education. Hen seems to be very fixated on how Madonna is evil as well. There just seems to be so much legalism in the book and not real issues of honest faith. I swear to God if Brandon becomes Amish in the last book, I am going to boycott Lewis' books from now on. It's just the heavy implication that the only right way is the Amish way that is bothering me very much.From almost all the reviews of the first book that I have seen and all the reviews of this book, it seems that I am one of the very very few people who feels this way. Most other reviews have been praising everything that goes on in the books and keep talking about how they want to live the Amish way. After reading this book, if living the Amish way means living like Hen then I would run away with a pole as long as the United States.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    This is book # 2 in the Rose Trilogy. I had to go back and read the first one to understand what was going on. I enjoy reading about the Amish and it helps to understand their lifestyle a little. Rose, Hen's sister, has fallen for the bishop's foster son, Nick while engaged to Silas. Hen has returned to her parents Amish farm with her daughter, Mattie Sue after separating from her plain husband. He is threatening to sue for custody and divorce if she doesn't return home. I'm am looking forward to #3 to see what happens. Rose and SIlas have called it quits, but will Nick come back in the picture? And what about Hen?