I received a lovely surprise yesterday. My friend and fellow Crown Hill Writer’s Guild author, Laura Hile, sent me an autographed set of her wonderful Mercy’s Embrace series. I have already read her intriguing books on Kindle, but I am delighted to have a print set inscribed with her personal messages to me.
If you have not read these books, I can recommend them to you wholeheartedly. The trilogy is a sequel to Austen’s Persuasion, extending the story of Elizabeth Elliot and introducing Admiral Patrick (swoon) McGillvary. Her writing is lively, playful, thoughtful, and delicate. Laura is a master of her craft. If you think you could never like Elizabeth Elliot, you are mistaken. Though Laura keeps Elizabeth in character, the glimpses into Elizabeth’s mind give the reader a chance to know her better. With that deeper knowledge comes affection for her.
Don’t miss these gems. Read the Mercy’s Embrace series and encourage Laura to finish the fourth book in the series this year!