When Viney Walker’s long, absent father arrives in the 19th century Utopian Community of Rugby, TN, he begs her to return with him to the Great Smoky Mountains. Viney’s sister, Lizzie urges her to go, because a new setting will help Viney heal from a broken engagement. Viney acquiesces and in her new home, she meets her Walker cousins, including handsome and brawny James. The couple’s romance angers the White Caps, a vigilante group that whips lewd women, and they warn Viney to mend her ways.
Seeking revenge and the freedom to love James, Viney joins a counter vigilante group. She plots a trap for the White Caps, but finds herself tied to a post, with a whip racing toward her.
Hearts of Mercy is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained, and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this piece of historical romance fiction was exciting; the characters, as well as the settings the reader gets to experience and the incredible literature courtesy of the wonderful Joan Donaldson, made me fall madly in love with this book. Hearts of Mercy is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres, thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! And so if you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Hearts of Mercy is a sensational novel that will follow the protagonist of the novel, Viney Walker. Viney’s life has recently gone downhill, her fiancé left her and she is a little lost. However, soon her long-absent father appears and convinces her to return with him to the Great Smoky Mountains and she agrees, but it is here that her journey truly begins! In the mountains, Viney will find herself falling for James however there is a ruthless vigilante group called the White Caps that seeks to stop this as well as all ‘lewd women’.
Viney, however, seeks revenge, after all, she loves James and nothing will get in her way and so she joins a counter vigilante group to stop the White Caps and this book lovers is the short premise of the phenomenal Hearts of Mercy!
The story of Hearts of Mercy is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion! The pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!
The excellent author of this novel, Joan Donaldson effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Donaldson’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Joan Donaldson is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Donaldson’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them! They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds. This is another thing… Donaldson has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting she has established. Her sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination, and made me turn the pages with haste!
To conclude my thoughts on the remarkable novel that is Hearts of Mercy; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! Hearts of Mercy gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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