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Waves of Mercy Audiobook

Waves of Mercy

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Publisher's Summary

In 1897, Geesje de Jonge is asked to write a memoir about her experience emigrating from the Netherlands to the Michigan wilderness in honor of her town's 50th anniversary. As Geesje recalls the events of the past, a young visitor, Anna Nicholson, mourns a broken engagement. Over the course of one summer, the lives of both women will change forever.

Lynn Austin returns with a multi-generational historical novel.

Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age 17 with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctant at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love.

At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan, 23-year-old Anna Nicholson is trying to ease the pain of a broken engagement to a wealthy Chicago banker. But her time of introspection is disturbed after a violent storm aboard a steamship stirs up memories of a childhood nightmare. As more memories and dreams surface, Anna begins to question who she is and whether she wants to return to her wealthy life in Chicago. When she befriends a young seminary student who is working at the hotel for the summer, she finds herself asking him all the questions that have been troubling her.

Neither Geesje nor Anna, who are different in every possible way, can foresee the life-altering surprises awaiting them before the summer ends.

©2016 Lynn Austin (P)2016 Recorded Books

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  • Raymond
    13/10/16
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    "felt like I knew them."

    the characters in this book, brought me into their world, I laughed with them and cried. I had a hard time stopping the recording. the book was great and something I will listen to more then once

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ronda Leal
    15/11/16
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    "It just ended, no closure. No sequel?"

    Enjoyed the story, but the ending just left me hanging. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THES PEOPLE!!! The "overall" got bumped down to one star. Who wants to spend all these hours reading a good story and never find out what happens to all these characters. The ending was just WRONG!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    04/11/16
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    "Amazing story, uneven narrator "

    The story is amazing! The reader was slow to listen to at first, and she seemed scattered. But after a few chapter's I forgot all about it and got into the plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Haines, AK, United States
    03/11/16
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    "Better read than listened to"

    I'm glad I didn't return this book within the first hour. The narrator so irritated me I came so close. ... I've loved every book of Ms Austen's so I continued on. That attitude doesn't help one become lost in the story... I loved the story. I may have to buy the book rather than listen again...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    20/10/16
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    "Pretty Good"

    It was a good story, but a bit predictable. Anna's narrator was terrific, but Cashia's had a choppy cadence that was distracting. Overall, I'd recommend this book to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pony Girl Pearl
    Portland, OR USA
    12/10/16
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    "Not one of my favorites by Lynn Austin."

    I have read and loved almost all of Lynn Austin's Books. This one was a little dismal. Not very exciting. Struggled to get through it. I see what she was saying and the message was good but didn't like the story very much.

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  • Lynnette M. Davis
    07/10/16
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    "Great story, awful narration"

    The narrator for the main character was awful. She made people sound retarded or slow. It was such a shame because the story was amazing. Then, sometimes, since there were two narrators, the character Ana got both narrators depending on whose view it was which was so noticeable it was distracting. Disappointing

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