The Mercy Tree

A Novel

$15.29

This item will be released February 7, 2023.
You Save: 10%

Available for pre-ordering

SKU: 9781641239561 Categories: , , Type: Trade Paperback

Description

It’s 1955, when scandalous affairs are never talked about, divorce is rare, a wife is a “homemaker” more often than not, and every Christian home displays its family Bible front and center. Certainly, a well-respected pastor in the conservative city of Muskegon, Michigan, would never be caught in the middle of a heinous secret that could ruin his career and break up his beautiful marriage and family. Or would he?

When Henry Griffin was stationed in occupied Japan in the mid-1940s, he met Rina Hamada, a Japanese woman who fell head over heels for him. Despite having a young wife and baby daughter waiting at home in the States, Henry had too much to drink one night, and one thing led to another… He knew it was wrong. He struggled with guilt and expressed his resistance, but she professed her love and continued to pursue him.

Now, ten years later, a letter from Japan arrives and threatens to upend Henry’s world. What to do and how to tell his wife are just the beginning of his troubles. Tough questions about faith, redemption, and preserving his reputation bring us here, under the shade of The Mercy Tree.

Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren graduated from Spring Arbor University with an education degree. She married her childhood sweetheart and they raised two lovely daughters, both of whom are now happily married and enjoying families of their own. Retired in 2003 after thirty-one years of teaching, Shar felt God’s call on her heart to take her lifelong love of writing a step further. In 2006, she signed a contract with Whitaker House... Show More

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.