Mercy House: A Novel


Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
15
Narrator
6
Release Date
February 2020
Duration
9 hours 36 minutes
Summary
“A life-altering debut featuring fierce, funny, and irreverent women who battle the most powerful institution in the world. This is the book we’ve all been waiting for.”—Amy Schumer

She would stop at nothing to protect the women under her care.

Inside a century-old row house in Brooklyn, renegade Sister Evelyn and her fellow nuns preside over a safe haven for the abused and abandoned. Gruff and indomitable on the surface, warm and wry underneath, little daunts Evelyn, until she receives word that Mercy House will be investigated by Bishop Hawkins, a man with whom she shares a dark history. In order to protect everything they’ve built, the nuns must conceal many of their methods, which are forbidden by the Catholic Church.

Evelyn will go to great lengths to defend all that she loves. She confronts a gang member, defies the church, challenges her own beliefs, and faces her past. She is bolstered by the other nuns and the vibrant, diverse residents of the shelter—Lucia, Mei-Li, Desiree, Esther, and Katrina—whose differences are outweighed by what unites them: they’ve all been broken by men but are determined to rebuild.

Amidst her fight, Evelyn discovers the extraordinary power of mercy and the grace it grants, not just to those who receive it, but to those strong enough to bestow it.
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Anonymous

Thoroughly engaging and, sadly, completely believable. This one had me laughing out loud one minute and shedding tears the next.

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Elizabeth R.

Very well written, an engaging plot with a true devil of a bad guy. Had me seeing red quite often at the atrocities perpetrated by the priest. Great narration, too.

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Anonymous

I could not stop listening!

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Anonymous

The plot was not as uplifting as I imagined. (My fault, lol) However it was refreshing to see a Catholic perspective on current issues without bias. And how one can have conflict and still believe in the church. (For me, the choices would be different.) But this is fiction and not autobiographical. A look a all sides. Showing how evil people exist in our midst. It's very well written and the narration made this novel even better.

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Anonymous

Loved this book and narration, took me back to radio dramas.

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Marty A.

I enjoyed this book. Made me really think about abuses by Catholic priests. Sooo sad that they have gotten by with these extreme abuses!

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