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10.17.2012

The Road to Mercy ~ Blog Tour

The Road to Mercy
By Kathy Harris


When you make a mistake, does God make you pay for it until He is sure that you have learned your lesson?

In 1959, a small plane crashed killing an entire family, except for a small baby. This small miracle will touch lives in the small town of Mercy, Illinois in the years to come.

When Bethany Harrison develops a severe headache, her life is about to change in ways that she has never imagined. The first surprise is that she and her husband are expecting their first child. The second is that both she and her baby are in-danger from life-threatening micro rupture in her carotid artery and the drugs that she must take.

Beth's pregnancy and condition will test the faith that she and Josh both claim as their own. Secrets will be revealed that could destroy their marriage. Can this young, newly married couple survive and honor their vows? Or will fears from the past crush their faith?

Beth's faith that God will see her and her unborn baby through this crisis has a profound effect on her agnostic Jewish Neurosurgeon Dr. Abrams.

But both Beth and Josh feel that they are living a lie because of the doubts they are dealing with. As Josh, a Christian singer, tours he is struggling with issues related to his job - issues that could ruin his band and damage his career. But friendships, family, and prayer sustain them as they grow in their faith along The Road to Mercy.

The Road to Mercy deals with the issues of abortion, betrayal, forgiveness and trust. We never know whose life we touch along the road of life. Sometimes it takes years before a simple act takes root, changing the course we or someone else has set. But we must always be ready and willing to follow the Lord's leading in any and all aspects of our life. The most important gift we can offer someone is mercy, just as God offered us His mercy so that we might have the assurance of life eternal.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing this book for this Pump Up Your Book blog tour. All opinions expressed are my own.


About the Author:
Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business. After graduating with a Communications degree from Southern Illinois University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with a well-known gospel music quartet. A few months later, The Oak Ridge Boys began their transition into country music, and Kathy had the opportunity to help build an entertainment empire from the ground up.
She worked her way to becoming a member of the Operations Management Team, eventually heading up the company’s public relations and marketing department. A lifelong fascination for books and editing led to her working as a book agent for Oak Ridge Boys’ vocalist Joe Bonsall. Joe, subsequently, published three books, including his bestselling inspirational biography, G.I. Joe & Lillie.
For several years, Kathy freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote (as well as ghost wrote) news stories and columns for various music publications. In 2007, she sold her first Christian non-fiction story, “Walk on Water,” which was included in Thomas Nelson’s All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa. That fall, one of her devotions was included in The One Year Life Verse Devotional, published by Tyndale House. Kathy’s writing is also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks, Mom.
An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the publicity officer for Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kathy lives near Nashville with her husband and their two Shiloh Shepherd dogs. She regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com. You can visit her author website at www.KathyHarrisBooks.com.

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About the Book:
Dr. Ben Abrams, rescued as an infant from a fiery crash that killed his family, turned his adversities into success but lost his heritage of faith. Fifty years later, Josh and Bethany Harrison face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth’s carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death, even as she’s pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Abrams urges her to abort the baby to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and continue the pregnancy.

During the next few months, Josh, a contemporary Christian singer, struggles with his faith while Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.