Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY: Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock




Stunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and Prohibition.
When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve's uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge.
Eve can't wait to leave St. Paul, a notorious haven for gangsters. At seventeen, she considers her family to be "good people," not lawbreakers like so many in her neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a "safe haven," Eve soon forms an unlikely friendship with a strange young man named Link, blissfully unaware that her uncle's lodge is anything but what it seems.
When the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. Does she dare risk everything by exposing the man whose love and generosity is keeping her family from ruin? And when things turn dangerous, can she trust Link in spite of appearances?
 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy-Award winning novel Promises to Keep. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.
 
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REVIEW

A fascinating look at life in a small Ohio town during Prohibition. Seventeen-year-old Eve thinks she's safe from the criminal activity surrounding bootlegging once she leaves Minnesota and moves to her uncle's inn in Ohio. Unfortunately she discovers that life and people are rarely all we might like them to be. Can she find a way to be happy despite the sometimes all to human choices of those around her?  An enjoyable and informative read by a good writer, Sweet Mercy takes the reader on a coming of age journey filled with love and doubt, lies and truths, and mixed loyalties.  Recommended.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

1 winner will receive a copy of 3 of Ann's Books
Sweet Mercy, Travelers Rest and Promises to Keep
Open to US & Canada Only
Ends 5/21/13

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