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on April 06, 2016 :
How many lives can you live? How many loves can you lose? And what happens when it’s suddenly all over? Author Lindsay Luterman invites readers to share three different worlds with her protagonist, a woman who can’t remember her name or guess where she is. Starting in England at the turn of the last century, and moving toward the present day, Jane Doe has lived, loved and lost. Her tale is told with an enjoyable blend of detached bemusement, quiet anger, and honest romance. But this world’s romances don’t all end in joy, and its joys might not be eternal.
Blending past lives with drama, pathos and true love, Mercy’s Sunset offers a pleasing touch of mercy to wounded lives, and a thought-provoking touch of sincerity to curiously difficult questions. I may not share the author’s vision of the afterlife, but I certainly enjoyed sharing the afterlife of these characters, particularly the blending of character and self, and the final hope engendered by that final decision.
Mercy’s Sunset is intriguingly imagined and enjoyably told. Occasional tense changes feel real in the character’s bewildering present and past, and the protagonist’s choice becomes achingly urgent and real as the pages turn. I enjoyed this book.
Disclosure: I think I bought it when it was free. I offer my honest review.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
on April 23, 2015 :
Lindsey Luterman raises an interesting question as her well crafted novel, Mercy's Sunset unwinds: How do you choose a love for eternity if you have lived more than one lifetime? Also, how and who do you choose to travel with you from one life to another?
What are the choices we unconsciously make and how do the shape our lives?
If you've have ever wondered about the possibilities and the responsibilities that travel with you from one life to another, you'll delight in the journey of Mercy's Sunset.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)