Title: A Men of Lancaster Novel: Tender Mercies
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Samuel Miller, Eddie Graber
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series
A Men of Lancaster County Novel
Eddie Graber’s dream of a sanctuary for rescued farm animals was about to come true when his partner backed out at the last minute. Now Eddie risks losing the twenty-five acre property in Lancaster County—and all the hopes he held for it—before the project even gets off the ground. He needs help, he needs money, but most importantly, he needs to rediscover the belief in a higher purpose that brought him here in the first place.
Samuel Miller worked hard to fit into his Amish community despite his clubfoot. But when his father learns Samuel is gay, he is whipped and shunned. With just a few hundred dollars to his name, Samuel responds to an ad for a farmhand and finds himself employed by a city guy who has strange ideas about animals, no clue how to run his small farm, and a gentle heart.
Samuel isn’t the only lost soul to serendipitously find his way to Meadow Lake Farm. There’s Fred and Ginger, two cows who’d been living in a garage, a gang of sheep, and a little black pig named Benny who might be the key to life, love, money—and even a happily ever after for two castoffs.
Tender Mercies is the second book in the Men of Lancaster County series. If you follow my reviews, you already know how much I absolutely loved the first book, A Second Harvest. So, to say, that I was super-excited to read this story is an understatement and I can honestly say I enjoyed this story and highly recommended it.
Ms. Easton writes amazing characters that live and breathe off of the written page. Between her characters and the story they have to tell, her heroes live within my heart long after I finish reading their story.
Although I liked both men, Samuel was my favorite hero. Eddie is clearly a good man, but it was Sam and his heart of gold that won me over. My heart bled for him when his father shunned him, but it rejoiced as we get to watch Samuel truly begin to grow into a more confident, loving man. Not only is Samuel thoughtful, he is compassionate and learns from his mistakes. It was so easy to love him and I adored the sweet passion and love he had for Eddie.
Eddie also has a heart of gold. His determination to save farm animals is a noble one. Eddie quickly learns that things do not always turn out as we plan and although he finds himself questioning himself, it is through Samuel’s devotion and love that Eddie realizes that together they can achieve their dream.
As much as I adored these two men, I was thrilled that there was a quick cameo of Christie and David from A Second Harvest. Frankly, Ms. Easton could write more and more about all of these men and I’d be as happy as a clam!
I loved this book and I can’t wait until the next one in the series. *I hope it will be about Samuel’s brother* If you are looking for a heartwarming story with two amazing heroes, then Tender Mercies should definitely not be missed!
The Men of Lancaster County books are:
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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