This author is skilled at writing an emotional and fascinating historical book. Mercy has the misfortune of losing her parents before she is born and is raised by her grandparents. Suddenly her life is turned upside down when she learns of the deal her grandparents have struck with the local businessman. As if that wasn't bad enough, things get much worse before she is rescued from the evil clutches of Madame du Pont. This story is full of unexpected twists and plenty of evil characters that make you glad you never met them.
This book has it all romance, sadness, death and happiness. It is a compelling story.
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