Monday, September 16, 2013
Book Review - Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock
Eve is a typical teen. She thinks she has life all figured out already. Unfortunately living in the age of the Great Depression and Prohibition clouds her crystal clear lines in the sand.
When Eve's father gets laid off from the Ford Motor Company, he moves the family to a seemingly serene vacation lodge owned by his brother. There, the family learns that even the most idyllic of locations can still harbor big secrets.
Eve stumbles across a large bootlegging ring and the people she has come to love and trust are no longer who she thought. For a teen who had good vs. evil all figured out, this rocks her core.
I found myself drawn in to the story, but turned off a bit by the over abundance of self righteousness. I suppose it's par for the course when you mix Christian Fiction and Prohibition.
Bethany House provided me with a copy of this book to review, but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my own observations and thoughts while reading this novel.