Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Review: Mercy Come Morning

Krista is a young career woman that left her home to escape her troubled past with an unstable mother. The book opens with Krista receiving a phone call telling her that her mother, who has Alzheimer's, is dying from heart failure. Her mother is in a care facility run by her childhood friend, Dane. She tries to explain that she is much too busy with work and it's not a good time to go. Dane convinces her that she must come now because her mother only has days left.

In the five years that Krista's mother had been at Dane's Alzheimer's care facility, Cimaron, she has only visited her mother three times. Her mother led a life of loss, deep depression, and drinking. Krista never felt loved by her mother. After her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis Krista tried to care for her but the burden became to great for one person to bear.

This book is well written and flows seamlessly between the present day and Krista's past. Krista is on a journey to forgive her mother and find peace within herself. It was a very easy read and I really did enjoy it.

*Disclaimer - I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my unbiased review.