Mercy's Rain

Mercy s Rain When your life is built around a father s wrath how can you trust in the love of Father God Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie there has never been any mercy in her young life Raised by a twisted a

  • Title: Mercy's Rain
  • Author: Cindy K. Sproles
  • ISBN: 9780825443619
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • When your life is built around a father s wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie there has never been any mercy in her young life Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil Her mother, consumedWhen your life is built around a father s wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie there has never been any mercy in her young life Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil Her mother, consumed by her own fear and hate, won t stand her ground to save Mercy either.The Pastor has robbed Mercy of innocence and love, a husband and her child Not a single person seems capable of standing up to the Pastor s unrestrained evil So Mercy takes matters into her own hands.Her heart was hardened to love long before she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner of the Pastor She just didn t realize the retribution she thought would save her, might turn her into the very thing she hated most.Sent away by her angry and grieving mother, Mercy s path is unclear until she meets a young preacher headed to counsel a pregnant couple Sure that her calling is to protect the family, Mercy is drawn into a different life on the other side of the mountain where she slowly discovers true righteousness has nothing evil about it and that there might be room for her own stained and shattered soul to find shelter and even love.Mercy s Rain is a remarkable historical novel set in 19th century Appalachia that traces the thorny path from bitterness to forgiveness and reveals the victory and strength that comes from simple faith.

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    1. Cindy Sproles uses her heart to pen this extraordinary story of one woman's search for true mercy and finds God's love in the midst of tragedy.

    2. This was a tough read. I can take a lot of difficult situations in fiction, but this one had more than I could take at times. That's saying a lot. Not for any readers who struggle with triggers. It's a story of redemption with a satisfying ending.

    3. Mercy’s Rain is the debut novel of Cindy Sproles. This book conjured up lots of different emotions inside of me. Hard to read, it is nevertheless a moving, beautifully written book that explores the pain of abuse and the mercy in God’s love. I would categorize this book as edgy – the scenes are graphic, the emotions raw. But really, how can you honestly and thoroughly tell a survivor’s story without it. This is not a book for those who don’t want to be uncomfortable or shocked. But for [...]

    4. Mercy's Rain starts out with these words: "Married and widowed at thirteen, a mother and childless at fifteen. Ain't nobody should have to learn life like I did. No soul should have to claw their way back from the bowels of hell, scared and scraped up like I was. I hate these memories." I was drawn in with these words the moment I read them, but the reading became harder and harder as I went along. This book was most profound. Mercy Roller has been abused in the most foul ways imaginable by her [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this book. By the end of the first sentence I was hooked. This is a story about Mercy and her life living with a father who is a pastor of a community in the Tennessee mountains. He was an abusive and evil man, one who uses his cruelty in the name of God. When she finally puts an end to the abuse and leaves her home, she is "found" by another preacher and a small family that show her kindness and love. She is so scarred from her father's abuse, its a long journey for her to come [...]

    6. I totally loved this book, Cindy K Sproles did a wonderful job of making this a very believable story, and one that you want to keep reading, even after you finish the last page. Mercy feels her name is more a curse than a call for Mercy, she's raised by an abusive father, The Pastor, and a mother who is abused, and really does nothing to help her. While reading this, you feel her pain, fear, and her anger, it is real to you, as it is to Mercy. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, K [...]

    7. A wolf in sheep's clothingTalk about removing old scabs this book did that. I was a victim of abuse by my spouse who claimed to be a preacher. The character even had the same name. I am so glad I removed myself from this marriage. I am also God gave me the wisdom to see the difference between a wolf and a lamb. This was a dramatic tale and a good book.

    8. This book was more than a novel! The setting may be in the 1890’s but the social issues that are involved in the story are still very relevant today: abuse, substance abuse, broken relationships, terminal illness and more. It doesn’t just stop with the suffering and pain involved. The reader is drawn into feeling and experiencing the affects these things have on the lives of those facing such problems; their struggles and turmoil physically, mentally, emotionally, and physically. The author [...]

    9. This is author Cindy Sproles debut novel, and I must sayI am amazed by it!Not many Christian novels makes me search my own heart. Not often does Christian fiction leave me in tears. Mercy's Rain is a different kind of Christian fiction. It is a life-changing, healing book. With unusual insight and feeling, the author of this book brings not only the heroine but the reader through a journey of healing and forgiveness. By God's grace, this book will be a powerful tool to those who are grieving, br [...]

    10. In Mercy's Rain by Cindy K. Sproles, the main character is Mercy Roller. She lives in the Appalachian mountains. It's the Nineteenth Century. Mercy's father is a pastor. There is her mother and her best friend, Maddie. The mountains change with the beauty of the seasons. This is all of the beauty seen by Mercy. Her life is difficult, deplorable and desolate. All of the ugliness in Mercy's life is caused by the Pastor. The Pastor's deeds are almost unbelievable. He not only piles abuse on his fam [...]

    11. Mercy is a young woman who hates her name because it represents what she has lacked her whole life. And when faced with a choice between mercy and retribution, she chooses the latter and pays for it dearly.I admit this was a difficult book to work through. As I read the last page and closed the cover, the word "raw" is what popped into my head. The book was a raw and painful look at Mercy's abusive childhood. The reader learns about Mercy's history through flashbacks. She was the victim of physi [...]

    12. I found this to be a hard book to get through due to the tough subject matter. Mercy Roller's father is a pastor who doesn't know God at all. He's abusive in every possible way both to Mercy and her mother and to the community as well. Because of him and her mother Mercy struggles with believing in a good God and doesn't know what love really looks like. When Mercy does something her grieving mother feels is unforgivable, she's kicked out and she decides to follow the river. She ends up running [...]

    13. MERCY’S RAIN has to be one of the most provocative Christian books I have ever read. Mercy Roller’s life truly is a living hell. Her father−who is also the town’s pastor−rules his household with an iron fist and his own twisted, distorted form of righteous anger. Mercy’s mother and the people of Wadalow Mountain seem unable to stand against the Pastor’s tyrannical reign, and Mercy herself desires nothing more than to feel the love of a father. But what Mercy gets instead is the dep [...]

    14. Mercy's Rain by Cindy K. Sproles is one of the best books I have read in a while. I started it at night which was a mistake, because I literally did not sleep at all! I could not put the book down! It grabbed at my heart strings from the get go and even after I was finished I couldn't stop thinking about it. There is only a handful of books that have moved me to tears and this one made the list.The author penned this novel in such a way that I could feel the heartbreak and pain that the main cha [...]

    15. A special thank you to Library Thing for a complimentary reading copy in exchange for an honest review. MERCY’S RAIN, by Christian writer, Cindy K. Sproles, a chilling, and heartbreaking portrayal of the historic nineteenth century Appalachia mountains of Tennessee—a poignant story of the evils of man, and the mercy of God. A novel of betrayal, faith, forgiveness and redemption.Set in 1897 in Wadalow Mountain, Tennessee, Merc Roller, a young woman has lived with abuse most of her life, at th [...]

    16. Mercy's RainAn Appalachian NovelBy Cindy K. SprolesMercy Roller's life has been one filled pain and abuse. At 19 she's been married and a mother and she's lost everything. And her losses have come at the hands of her father - the Pastor. But when Mercy determines to stop the Pastor from hurting anyone else, she didn't realize what it would cost her.Mercy's Rain is Mercy's journey to healing and wholeness. But her journey isn't an easy one as memories from the past come over her at any moment, sh [...]

    17. A debut novel, Mercy's Rain is a powerful life portrayal of a young girl whose father was "the pastor." Set in the late 1800s in the Appalachian Mountains Mercy's story unfolds. Mercy's childhood knew no mercy. The only child to "the pastor" and her momma, Mercy was a victim of child abuse. Her momma was unable help, existing in a living hell of her own.Mercy's story is a difficult one to read and absorb, but the disclosures are substantial. Cindy Sproles has produced a disquieting and painful p [...]

    18. A Heartfelt Journey of HealingMercy’s Rain had my interest from the first page and my heart soon after. Cindy Sprole’s first novel read like it was her tenth. Full of sadness and joy, harshness, evil, goodness and hope. The story takes place in the Appalachian foothills in Tennessee in the 1890s. Mercy Roller’s father was the Pastor. But his form of righteousness was pure evil. After being sent away by her mother after the death of her father by Mercy’s hand she follows the river in sear [...]

    19. At the end of the 19th century, a rural Tennessee community is held in the grip of a hellfire and brimstone preacher known as the Pastor. This man acts as judge and jury over his flock, condemning the slightest indiscretion as being the work of the devil. Yet he sees his own twisted actions as being righteous acts of God. When he goes one step further at a public event, something snaps inside of the people. They impulsively create their own punishment for him, but it’s Mercy who carries it out [...]

    20. Mercy's father is not a nice man. This book is not for everyone. Once I gt through the horrible things that Mercy went through I started to understand why she did what she did. Her mother was no better, but I think she lived in so much fear that she had no choice. The Pastor was mean to the townspeople too. I am surprised that Mercy was the one to stop him. Mercy had lost everything that day. Her fear, her mother and her best friend. She also gained anger. I felt for Mercy and wanted her to live [...]

    21. Mercy’s Rain is a hard to read book, not the wording, but the abuse that is done in the name of the Lord. I know that people like the Pastor really do exist, and are working with the hand of Satan, and not Christ.The setting is rural Tennessee in the Appalachian foothills in the 1890’s, and as the story opens Mercy’s father, the Pastor, is baptizing a crippled man in the river. What happens next is a horror story, and the story begins to unfold. Have a box of tissues handy; what happens to [...]

    22. My Thoughts On The Book: Cindy Sproles is a master storyteller. When I first began the novel I was not sure I was going to finish it. The story was just chilling and horrifying. As I began dig into the life of Mercy Roller I felt as if I could feel every single heartbreaking moment she experienced. There were times in the book that I honestly could not breathe and I was raised by a loving father. I don't know if I could have read this story if I had not come from a loving home. As much as I love [...]

    23. Mercy Roller’s young life has been filled with cruelty, pain, torture, abuse. She has come to know that her name is not truth; for her there has been no mercy.Readers are transported to the late 1890s, to the rural Tennessee Appalachian Mountains where they become acquainted with Mercy through her own thoughts, words, and actions. Following the death of her father, the Pastor, she sets out to find where the river begins, something she has wondered about since childhood. She is certain that if [...]

    24. Down right dripping with sadness and the author's writing style soon took a hold of my psychic. My heart ached badly to which my eyes glisten with tears. I was trying really hard to come up with a word to best describe this painful book but I am lost for words. So much sadness, so much pain. I felt all the feelings the protagonist, Mercy experienced. Anger, don't get me started! I'm still in a pissy mood. Resilience, have to be in this story. The almighty one had a hand in it I know. Did she fin [...]

    25. This is a tearjerker storyline. The first few pages will squeeze your heart and you will want to yell and scream and be angry. At least that was my reaction.Mercy is a young woman and we enter her life while her dad is preaching and trying to make a point about God. His twisted sick mind and actions end up killing a man. This leads into the life of Mercy who escapes her life and finds a refuge. There are many flashbacks to her life from when she was younger and these are the gut wrenchers. I don [...]

    26. Wow and Holy Crap! To say this is a powerful book is an understatement! I haven't felt this much emotion while reading a book in a long time. I can not say enough good about this book - great character development, absolutely unputdownable plot, although horrifying - very believable, excellent writing, and a great ending!This book is so devastatingly sad you will want to put it down, you will NEED to put it down and take a break, but you will be unable to. This book read as though the author was [...]

    27. This review is also posted on Book by Book.Cindy K. Sproles offers a beautiful story in her novel, Mercy’s Rain. It did begin a bit slowly and, at first, had me wondering how well I would like it. However, the narration quickly sucked me into both the time and place, in addition to the story. Sproles’ narrator, Mercy Roller, is an willful and admirable character grounded in her Appalachian roots, completely broken by her past and uncertain of her future. She progresses through the story, lea [...]

    28. At first it was a little hard for me to get into the story but, the more I read the more captivated I became. I couldn’t help but pity Mercy as the chapters took me through her life.The book was really well written even though I did find a few mistakes as I read. I really loved the storyline and how it brought out that no matter what our position in life or our line of work is, there are always people who are good and bad, that no one is perfect.Mercy’s Rain has taught me quite a bit while I [...]

    29. I was drawn to Mercy's Rain because of it's Appalachian setting and Cindy K. Sproles certainly creates characters and dialect that immediately made me feel like I had stepped back in time arriving in the community of Wadalow Mountain during 1897. The characters were richly created, and evoked a sense of realism for the time period and setting. From the beginning sentences "married and widowed at thirteen, a mother and childless at fifteen" I could only imagine what sort of drama might play out w [...]

    30. Mercy’s Rain is a riveting tale of a young Appalachian girl who endures the “unthinkable” at the hands of her pastor father. When Mercy Roller takes justice into her hands, the freedom and peace she covets continue to elude her. Consumed with escalating anger, bitterness, and guilt, Mercy’s quest for sanity and survival leads her down a volatile path toward unconditional love, hope, and redemption. It’s hard to believe this is the debut novel of author, Cindy K. Sproles. Her vivid port [...]

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