01. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Tammy · Tags: ,

New Mercies by Sandra Dallas, 304 pages, read by Tammy, on 09/30/2012

Another beautiful, touching tale from one of my favorite authors.

Nora Bondurant is surprised to learn she’s inherited an old plantation in Natchez, Mississippi when an aunt that she didn’t know existed dies. She jumps at the chance to leave Colorado for a visit to the south and to learn about her dad’s family. She is running away—from her husband’s death and his secrets. Now she has a place to run too. Natchez, Mississippi, in 1933 is a place suspended in time. The silver and china are still dented and cracked from Yankee invaders. When she arrives she learns that she’s inherited more than a run-down house and two servants, she’s inherited a mystery. Nora’s aunt Amalia Bondurant was killed in a murder/suicide, and the locals aren’t admitting to knowing anything. Nora is reminded of the Bible verse Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Meaning that New Mercies are given to us each day so we can move on from the problems of life and find new love and happiness.