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The Road to Mercy [Kindle Edition]

Kathy Harris
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Book Description

Josh Harrison, a contemporary Christian singer, and his wife Bethany face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth's carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death even as she's pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Ben Abrams urges her to terminate the pregnancy to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and decide to carry the baby to full term.



During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.



"As an avid Christian fiction reader myself, I found Kathy Harris' book a powerful one, with themes that engage both the heart and mind. Kathy handles the sensitive topic of abortion both realistically and graciously. The Road to Mercy is a blessing wrapped up in a novel—a reminder of the kindness of God." - Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress



"Exquisite writing, wonderful characters, and a captivating story left me devouring this book. I couldn't put it down. Novel Rocket and I highly recommend it." - Ane Mulligan, Sr. editor Novel Rocket



"The Road to Mercy is captivating from the very beginning, and no matter how many roads Ms. Harris provides for her characters to walk upon, the end results and final destination will leave you a better person for having taken the journey. Great, great writing!” - Joseph S. Bonsall, author and member of the Oak Ridge Boys



The Road to Mercy is a touchingly beautiful story of finding and holding onto God when the dark shadows of the past and the messiness of everyday life conspire to pry our hands from Him. Kathy Harris is a welcome new voice in women’s fiction.” - Tamara Leigh, author of Restless in Carolina and Dreamspell



"Kathy Harris’ debut novel, The Road to Mercy, is a heartfelt journey through life, where bad things happen to good people—people who not only survive, but come shining through with faith, hope, and love. Harris is a writer to watch!" - Alice K. Arenz, author of Mirrored Image and The Bouncing Grandma Mysteries



“As a post-abortive woman, reading The Road to Mercy brought back many memories of my abortion experience—some good, some bad—but I couldn’t put the book down. Men and women who have had an abortion experience will see the healing and redemptive power of God through this story. Others will come away with a better understanding of people’s struggles when pro-choice forces tell them that abortion is the only solution to an unwanted pregnancy. The Road to Mercy is an eye-opening and healing novel!” - Christine Mize, Counselor & Social Worker



"The Road To Mercy is a story of not only mercy but redemption, forgiveness and God's amazing faithfulness in our lives. It sheds light on the popular question "Where is God in the midst of pain?" I recommend The Road To Mercy to those who are struggling with their faith or believing God is good in a world of pain. I recommend it for those who are struggling with the issues surrounding a crisis pregnancy. I recommend it for those of faith and those of conscience. The Road To Mercy will take you down a road that will change your life for the better." - Claire Culwell; abortion survivor, National speaker and soon-to-be author



"The Road To Mercy is an intricately, movingly crafted novel highlighting the power of forgiveness. A terrific read beautifully trumpeting the exquisite worth of every human life. Kathy Harris has undeniable talent. Heartily recommended!" -- Rusty Whitener, A Season Of Miracles, 2011 Christy Award Finalist



"Fiction has a new star! In The Road To Mercy Kathy Harris weaves a tale that crosses generations while drawing readers into a dramatic story that has both heart and soul. In breathtaking style Kathy examines complex moral issues while looking at the consequences of very human decisions all woven together in a narrative that pushes readers so deeply into the adventure that they will come to know the characters as well as their know their best friends. This Road takes you by miraculous survivals and onto monumental life struggles and is one you will likely travel not just once, but time and time again." - Ace Collins, bestselling author of more than 60 books including Reich of Passage and The Christmas Star



"The Road to Mercy is a redeeming story of faith, forgiveness, and healing that touches your heart and keeps your eyes glued to the page. A wonderful debut novel by divine detour author Kathy Harris." - Sherry Kyle, author of Delivered with Love


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About the Author

Kathy Harris is an author by way of a divine detour into the Nashville entertainment business. She graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Southern Illinois University and has spent the past two decades employed as a marketing director in the Nashville music industry. Abingdon Press will release her fiction debut titled The Road to Mercy, in Fall 2012. Kathy regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1374 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1426741936
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (September 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091TQAIW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,304 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Debut Novel October 11, 2012
By Megan
Format:Paperback
First off, let me say contemporary fiction is not one of my favorite genres. However, this book sounded intriguing to me, so I decided to read it.

The Road to Mercy was good not great. While reading the book it kept my attention, but when I had to set it down I didn't want to rush back to it. The story was at times predictable and the ending left much to be desired, but overall, I think it's a nice debut novel.

Even though this book didn't wow me, if the synopsis sounds like something you would enjoy, I think you should give it a try.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. A must read April 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Absolutely one of my favorite books I've read in a long time. God is good. This book made me think about my own faith. In fact it made me realize my lack of it. Great story and great characters. I highly suggest this book. I read it in two days. Would gave finished in one but life got in the way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly authentic to real faith!! July 3, 2014
By chablis
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This is the most well written CHRISTIAN Fiction I have ever read!! Most books that call themselves Christian are very superficial with no depth. I was riveted to the lives of the characters and I could relate to their very real-life struggles of faith and hope. I have recommended it to several others, already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Contemporary Book March 22, 2014
By Lori
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Road to Mercy is an excellent book. Josh Harrison, a Christian singer, is on the road most of the time. Bethany, his wife, has a life threatening health issue along with being pregnant. Even though an abortion was recommended, Bethany decides she wants to maintain the pregnany. She also has a secret she is keeping from her husband. Trust and mercy is stressed throughout the book. Kathy Harris has done an excellent job with this being her first book. I will continue to follow anything she writes.
I recieved this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I find in life that sometimes despite our abilities to leave our pasts behind, sometimes it's not possible. Sometimes that past comes calling again, but we have a choice as to whether to open the door and deal with it or keep the door close and hope it stops knocking. In the debut novel, The Road to Mercy, by Kathy Harris, the readers are in for a journey that will outline what it really means to trust in God and learn to walk by faith, faith defined as believing in things we don't see. In each circumstance that the main characters are challenged with, Josh and Bethany Harrison, are tested in a wide variety of ways. The faith will come into question and will at times be doubted in some areas, and whole-heartily accepted in other ways.

The book begs the reader to ask their own question of where their life of faith stands. When hard times or unexpected circumstances come upon us, will we fall apart or fall on our knees. This book is perfect for these hard times we have all fallen upon lately, with job losses, health issues, financial strains, marriage problems, and more, I find if we don't have faith as our foundation, we will fall apart. We will look to fix things ourselves and at times will come up far too short. We must in fact, put our trust in God, because storms will come in each of our lives, our faith will be tested to points of breaking us sometimes, but it's how we weather our storms that makes us stronger and better prepared to deal with what happens next.

In The Road to Mercy, the reader gets to also know what true mercy is. Mercy is when we completely deserve punishment for something we have done wrong, but are instead given a clean slate, a new start, we get what we did not expect in return.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paved with God's Love February 9, 2014
By A.R.S.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Road To Mercy is a tale that is relevant in our day and age. It first starts out with a plane crash some years before in the prologue and then we are dropped into the lives of Josh and Beth Harrison's lives in the present day. Josh is an up and coming singer, songwriter in the Christian music business and currently on tour when Beth is rushed to the hospital. We find out that Beth has a very serious conditon, one of her arteries is partially dissected. Beth is in a great amount of pain and her life is in danger. On top of that they find out that she is pregnant with their first child. The doctor, Dr. Ben Abrams, suggests an abortion as his first concern is Beth. Beth is adamant that that will not happen and Josh stands by her side. There were so many areas in this story that I thought Kathy Harris described well. The pain from Beth's affliction and her body's dependancy on the pain killers, Josh's tour on the road and the dealings with his band mates, to the next door neighbor and the paitence she had in becoming Beth's caregiver when Josh could not be there. I felt for Beth and became frustrated with Josh. However, I did understand how Josh would feel then I would become frustrated with Beth. All in all this was a page turner and had so much more going on than I have even mentioned. I really liked how the author really showed us the lie that so many women are fed today and how this lie really does affect them for the rest of their lives. I also liked that in this story everything happened for a reason even if it seemed very tragic in the beginning. I recieved this book from The Book Club Network Inc. and the opinions are my own.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
interesting story and glad I read it.
Published 3 months ago by Judith Abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars God is sovereign!
What a great fiction story to get lost in... I finished this book within 3-4 days, couldn't put it down. I loved how it pointed me back to God's sovereignty in all things. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ruth Schooley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good read.
Published 6 months ago by Janet Weiler
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story, showing the best - and worst - ...
A wonderful story, showing the best - and worst - of Christian life. I loved the characters, and the way they developed through the story. Closed the book and just smiled.
Published 7 months ago by Lucy Honeycutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming
So many lives redeemed by the One True Savior. Beautifully told, with honest characters searching and seeking for the One Love they so desperately need. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lyn P
2.0 out of 5 stars The premise for the story was good, but the writing was lacking
The premise for the story was good, but the writing was lacking. If I didn't hold myself to a strict "finish every book you start" this one would have never been finished.
Published 8 months ago by cherilo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Road for any Reader
This was well written and keeps the reader engaged throughout.It has many messages for anyone who reads it regardless of their beliefs.
Published 8 months ago by Faye Dumph
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
It was a very interesting story, all the way though. The ending was was just amazing. Really enjoyed this story.
Published 10 months ago by dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Josh and Bethany Harrison are a couple who faces many life changing events in their life. From the thrill of finding out that she is pregnant with their first child to the life... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Calliegh
5.0 out of 5 stars can they stand on Faith
The Road to Mercy
By: Kathy Harris

This is my first book by Kathy Harris I really enjoyed it. It kept me wanting to read and not put it down. Great Characters. Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. L. Montgomery
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Kathy Harris is an author by way of a divine detour into the Nashville entertainment business. She graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Southern Illinois University and has spent the past two decades employed as a marketing director in the Nashville music industry. Abingdon Press released her fiction debut, The Road to Mercy, in September 2012. Kathy regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com. You can visit her author site at www.KathyHarrisBooks.com.

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