- Title: Where Mercy Flows
- Author: Karen Harter
- ISBN: 9781931722605
- Page: 134
- Format: Paperback
In this poignant first novel, a woman returns to the home of her estranged, domineering father to face family secrets of the past and present.
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My wife brought this book home from a writer's conference and gushed about it. I read it afterward and was blown away. It's an incredibly well written and captivating story of redemption and forgiveness. Samantha Dodd is returning home to her parent's home with her illegitimate son, all their possessions packed in their car like vagabonds because she has no choice. She's dying. She has only a short time to mend fences with her stern, disapproving father, a retired judge. It's hard to believe it [...]
I really liked this novel. Definitely brought tears to my eyes at the end. Wonderful ending. Absolutely wonderful. This novel isn't a good as Autumn Blue by her, but it definitely was a great read. Enlightening, inspirational
I picked this book up from the library shelf on a whim. I am sure glad I did! What a great story. The author did a superb job in telling a story within a story. You'll have to read it to know what I'm saying. Samantha returns to the home of her childhood after a lengthy stay away which produced a broken marriage and a son. She comes back out of desperation, is fearful of her welcome - or lack of it, and finds her family again. Karen Harter weaves the story together with grace, redemption, love, [...]
This book was well written by Karen Harter. She has written it in such a way that you form a prediction about what you think will happen, but something changes and it's not what you thought. You are able to "become" Samantha and really feel her emotional roller coaster ride. Keep a box of tissues handy, especially for the end. Very good book.
Great book! I loved how real the characters were. Choices result in consequences and she did a great job in helping the reader feel a part of understanding the characters. Definately hard to put it down. I was hooked the entire way. I laughed and cried. A definate good read
one of the best, easy ways to relate to the Prodigal Son messages in the Bible, only this time ina fictional modern day story, very touching. this would make a great movie.
enjoyed the book even though I cried. shows how much love a family can have.
A book about a woman who has made bad choices in life, disappointing her father. But in the end, a father’s love for his daughter is all that matters.
Samantha is ill, broke, and alone except for her five year old son. Unable to work because of her illness, she feels she has no choice but to return to the home she ran away from years ago. She hates having to face her father, who she calls "the Judge" after his occupation, because she feels like she can never measure up to his expectations of her. Samantha finds that being back home is good for her however, and she also gets reacquainted with her mother, sister, and some old childhood friends. [...]
Though this is probably a very good work of fiction for an author's first book, I felt that the characters were flat. I did not "get to know" the protagonist's father(Judge Dodd) and could not understand why she felt the disconnect in their relationship- which is what the book's plot is based on. The little flashbacks of evidence provided are very quick and not thoroughly examined so that the reader can understand this hatred or distrust of her father figure. I think the author could have done a [...]
Samantha Dodd left home when she was 17 to elope with her high school sweetheart. Somehow things did not work out and she is with a 5-year old boy, penniless, sick, making ends meet.At first I think Sam's character was so pathetic, her knowing she was adopted, her father 'disowning' her, her husband abandoning her the day she gave birth to her son, her contracting a debilitating disease. But I love the emotional way Harter wrote this book. It really is good, very heart warming, made me shed a fe [...]
This is one of the best books I have read beautifully written. It is all about redemption and forgiveness. I recently read Autumn Blue and had to find another book by this author. Both books are equally as good. Now I read that Karen Harter had pancreatic cancer and has since died. But she will live on forever with these two books. If you haven't read them, please do you will really have a treat. I am so glad I found them.
This book started out kind of weak in my opinion, but got better as it went along. I have to say, the ending blew me away. I had kind of figured out what was going to happen, although right up until it did, I was vascillating between two possibilities. But I didn't "get" the metaphor, if that's the right word, until the very end. It was one of those books that I found kind of slow going, but the ending made it worth sticking with.
Where Mercy Flows by Karen Harter. The author painted a scene in words at the beginning of the book to guide the reader to this heartfelt story. It could almost be true. The story deals with love, forgiveness from family and self forgiveness. It is a faith based book and gives many exaples of Christ's love for us. It was truly a wonderful book.
I loved this book and I also love this way the author writes, I'm so sorry Karen harter is no longer here to write more books for us to enjoy. I love her characters and their lives and the places they live, she brings them all right into your living room.
My gosh, I did not expect this book to be so awesome. The plot seemed rather predictable, a mother running away from home after discovering that she is pregnant. The story is amazing because the added depth of the biblical metaphor.
A daughter comes home with her young son after seven years of estrangement from her family. Broke and ill, she learns about healing relationships and forgivenss. I loved the characters and couldn't put this book down!
Story of girl with brain disease. Her father takes a bullLet for her.
This was a great story, but the fact that the recipient finds out who gave the heart ruins the story for me.
This was okay, not one of those books that's a "must read."
Great first Novel peering back to ones past.
I loved this story of love and forgiveness.
A great story. I swear I cried through the entire book.
Goodbut a bit predictable at times.
I remember I must have seen the movie a while back. It was a good book, good to read on a relaxing evening.
This book is about the love of a family and the sacrfices they make for one another.
Young woman who returns home with son after getting ill. She needs heart transplant.
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