The King's Mercy

The King's Mercy

When captured rebel Scotsman Alex MacKinnon is granted the king's mercy--exile to the Colony of North Carolina--he's indentured to Englishman Edmund Carey as a blacksmith. Against his will Alex is drawn into the struggles of Carey's slaves--and those of his stepdaughter, Joanna Carey. A mistress with a servant's heart, Joanna is expected to wed her father's overseer, Phineas Reeves, but finds herself drawn instead to the new blacksmith. As their unlikely relationship deepens, successive tragedies strike the Careys. When blame falls unfairly upon Alex he flees to the distant mountains where he encounters Reverend Pauling, itinerate preacher and friend of the Careys, now a prisoner of the Cherokees. Haunted by his abandoning of Joanna, Alex tries to settle into life with the Cherokees, until circumstances thwart yet another attempt to forge his freedom and he's faced with the choice that's long hounded him: continue down his rebellious path or embrace the faith of a man like Pauling, whose freedom in Christ no man can steal. But the price of such mercy is total surrender, and perhaps Alex's very life.

Title:The King's Mercy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781601429964
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  • Melissa Tagg

    Cannot even process how much I loved this book. THIS is why Lori Benton is at the absolute top of my favorite author list. Not just favorite author...like, FAAAAAVORITE. Full review to come when I've ...

  • Lori Benton

    Hello reading friends. It's nearly release day for The King's Mercy and I wanted to share a note about how I came to write this story. Toward the end of the New Testament is a short epistle the apostl...

  • Hannah

    While this is an excellent book, it isn’t my favorite by Lori Benton. I think mainly what I’m missing is some of the deep spiritual lessons we got in her last few publications; I didn’t cry over...

  • Sarah Sundin

    Lori Benton is simply a master. Her characters and setting are live things, at turns warm and heartbreaking and sinister. The King’s Mercy is a touching and tense story, with a strong and meaningful...

  • Deanne Patterson

    Once you start this book the pages will come alive for you. The author pours her heart and soul into this book. It is so well researched, the historical time period described perfectly down to the sma...

  • Elizabeth Dragina

    I JUST CAN'T EVEN. *Is flabbergasted* This is my first Lori Benton book, and after having a couple hours of "cool down time" to slowly adjust back into reality I believe I'm ready to write a coherent ...

  • Clara

    No matter the time period, Lori Benton writes with the same deft hand and compassion for history and culture. Even more, for the depths of a person's personal history, be it the main characters or the...

  • Loraine

    Captured rebel Scotsman, Alex MacKinnon, is granted the king's mercy and exiled to the colony of North Carolina as an indentured blacksmith to Englishman Edmund Carey. Against his will Alex is drawn i...

  • Beth

    The King’s Mercy once again shows Benton’s skillful handling of history and prose. Gorgeously descriptive, yet subtle in the best way, this is a story about flawed people in desperate circumstance...

  • Nicole

    Ahhhhh!!! Cannot cannot wait for this, you guys!!→→→→→And the wait was worth it!Without fail, Benton's novels promise to be an immersive experience through a gritty and relatable world that ...