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Sweet Mercy

Ann Tatlock
Sweet Mercy
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When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, Eve's uncle Cyrus invites the family to leave their home in St. Paul, Minnesota and live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge in Ohio. Eve is relieved - St. Paul seemed like a haven for g... Read More

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When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, Eve's uncle Cyrus invites the family to leave their home in St. Paul, Minnesota and live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge in Ohio. Eve is relieved - St. Paul seemed like a haven for gangsters and she had grown fearful of living there. At seventeen, she considers her family to be "good people." They aren't lawbreakers and criminals like so many people in her old neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a "safe haven," Eve is blissfully unaware that her uncle's lodge is a transfer station for illegal liquor smuggled from Canada.

Eve settles in to work and makes new friends, including an enigmatic but affecting young man named Link. But when the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. How can she ignore what is happening right under their very noses? And can she risk everything by condemning the man whose love and generosity is keeping her and her family from ruin?

Sweet Mercy from award-winning author Ann Tatlock, is a stunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and Prohibition.

Product Details:
Page Count: 320
Released: 04/2013

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  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2013
  • UPC: 9780764210464
  • Height: 0
  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 313
  • Publish Date: May 1, 2013
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC014000"
  • ISBN: 0764210467

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Great Look Into The 1920's by Maureen on 5/10/13
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Eve Marryat grew up quick living in St. Paul, MN during Prohibition. The place was filled with corruption, guns firing, and she witnessed a murder. From that she had nightmares, and when her Dad lost his job, the family decided to move to Ohio, Eve was thrilled. Her Uncle Cy owns Marryat Lodge in Mercy OH. It is rather a resort, and now she is moving to what looks like Paradise, from gun fire to peaceful boat rides on the river.
Things are not all what they appear, and neither are the people. If you are not familiar with Prohibition, this book brings a lot of it to light. We also meet a Cousin, well, a Step-Cousin Jones, who is an Albino. Again not to many are familiar with this affliction. We find a lot of tough decisions here, to follow the law? Or to protect a friend or family.
I also wondered for awhile who Eve was going to end up with, and there is a bit of a surprise here. I also loved that the family had a strong faith in God, and had learned to lean in Him.
This is a fairly fast and interesting read, it didn't take me long to get through it. We do see in the beginning of the book and the Epilogue that Eve has a Grandson...she must have married.
This is a read that you can share with teens and adults. Enjoy!

I received this book through I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Blog Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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