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Dark Shadows (The Mercy Carver Series) (Volume 1)
by Jana Petken

Published: 2014-11-08
Paperback : 498 pages
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A fast-paced, action-packed historical romance set during the last days of the Old South
When unimaginable calamities strike, Mercy Carver, a poor London woman, wonders what she has done to deserve such immeasurable suffering. It is only when she faces imminent death in the snow and ...
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A fast-paced, action-packed historical romance set during the last days of the Old South
When unimaginable calamities strike, Mercy Carver, a poor London woman, wonders what she has done to deserve such immeasurable suffering. It is only when she faces imminent death in the snow and ice-encrusted Virginia wilderness that she finally understands the power of destiny.
Mercy is passionate. She loves and hates in equal measure. Can love and hatred give her the strength she needs now to reach a Northern state, and free a runaway slave wanted for murders, she committed?
America and her people are strangled in an uncompromising political stalemate. Southern states have seceded from the Union, and a civil war is imminent.
Mercy Carver: her journey is just beginning.

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"A fast-paced, action-packed historical romance set during the last days of the Old South." Kirkus Review

"A female Dickens." Amazon Reviewer)

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  "Great!"by jeantoine (see profile) 11/21/14

This book is a page turner about the ramifications of arranged marriage. Mercy’s Grandparents promised her in marriage to 'Big Joe' when she turns eighteen. Mercy was not a willing participant, and “Big... (read more)

 
  "Dark Shadows"by StevieT (see profile) 11/16/14

Well-written historical fiction. Recommended.

 
  "Mercy, Mercy"by kappescassidy (see profile) 11/15/14

This novel reminded me of the writing of Charles Dickens. The story is complex, tragic, uplifting, and enthralling. The author has a wonderful way of writing that draws the readers into the ... (read more)

 
  "A very good read. "by ruthc77 (see profile) 11/15/14

A very well written historical fiction set in one of my favorite time periods. The characters are complex and interesting. I loved Mercy's character and look forward to any future installments in this... (read more)

 
  "Mercy Carver"by HunterSJones (see profile) 11/15/14

Please see my review on Amazon.com

 
  "Dark Shadows"by stephey630 (see profile) 11/15/14

Dark Shadows is a well written page turner. You will be compelled to finish this story that is so well developed that you will be unable to put it down.

Ms. Petkan does not disappoint re

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by Gale_ (see profile) 11/15/14

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