Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Road to Mercy Book Review

I have a new book I just read to tell you about that deals with every mother's worst fear and how she copes with her decision. The book is called The Road to Mercy written by Kathy Harris. Here is an excerpt from the book:
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.
Beth has just been diagnosed with a tear in her cartoid artery in her neck and she is also pregnant!  Her doctor, Dr. Ben Abrams asks her if she wishes to terminate the pregnancy. She immediately refuses because she still feels guilty about the one she had when she was nineteen years old. Her husband, Josh, does not know about this and she is terrified to tell him.

Dr. Abrams also has problems of his own. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents, sister and brother died in  a plane crash. He was the only survivor and was found in a field by Bethany's grandfather, Jack Randall.  Neither one of these two people, Bethany or Ben knew each other's story.

One day, Bethany's friend, Alex, decides to go with her to her doctor's appointment's to see Dr. Meyers, her OB/GYN doctor and then to see Dr. Ben Abrams.  When Alex meets Dr. Abrams she immediately likes him and he likes her. They began dating.

When Bethany is about 8 months pregnant, she is finally taken off of her morphine patches and ready to have the baby. Josh is out on his last tour before the baby comes and suddenly the bus is hit by an unexpected tornado and it crashes hurting Daniel, the bus driver the worst. After about 7 hours in surgery, Dr. Abrams manages to save Daniel and Josh is healed enough to leave the hospital in time to see their baby born.

I will stop there so that you can find out how the story ends on your own. Plus I left out alot of minor details for you to read about also. I hate for someone to spoil stories for me so I try to leave alot to the imagination. It is a good story with a good message along with a moral to it all that only you can determine for yourself. It is not up to me to tell you because my take on the situation might be totally different than that of yours. Read the book and find your own conclusion.

About the Author:
Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business. After graduating with a Communications degree from Southern Illinois University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with a well-known gospel music quartet. A few months later, The Oak Ridge Boys began their transition into country music, and Kathy had the opportunity to help build an entertainment empire from the ground up.

She worked her way to becoming a member of the Operations Management Team, eventually heading up the company’s public relations and marketing department. A lifelong fascination for books and editing led to her working as a book agent for Oak Ridge Boys’ vocalist Joe Bonsall. Joe, subsequently, published three books, including his bestselling inspirational biography, G.I. Joe & Lillie.

For several years, Kathy freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote (as well as ghost wrote) news stories and columns for various music publications. In 2007, she sold her first Christian non-fiction story, “Walk on Water,” which was included in Thomas Nelson’s All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa. That fall, one of her devotions was included in The One Year Life Verse Devotional, published by Tyndale House. Kathy’s writing is also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks, Mom.

An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the publicity officer for Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kathy lives near Nashville with her husband and their two Shiloh Shepherd dogs. She regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog. You can visit her author website.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Marthalynn said...

I used to read Christian Fiction, but haven't in quite some time. After reading this review, you've got me so excited about the genre again! marthalynn16 at gmail

LMcLendon said...

One of my many bookshelves is just for this genre, thanks for the opportunity to add another great read there soon!!

Carolyn Colley said...

Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith)

Karen B said...

Karen Lynn (Facebook name)

Karen B said...

Commented on Facebook: Karen Lynn

chris0855 said...

Christine S.

maria A said...

Love to read this book. Love reading.
maria alvarado