Song of Mercy by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review, Preview

Posted July 7, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Song of Mercy by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review, Preview

Song of Mercy

by Brenda S. Anderson

Published by Vivant Press
Publication Date July 7, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Minnesotta Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 133


Her insecurity led to shattered relationships and a fractured faith. Can her newfound confidence restore what was broken?
Popular BE BOLD & SASSI vlogger Stephenie Winter used to be insecure, but that cost her a long-term relationship, her self-respect, and her faith. Since then she’s learned to speak up, no matter the cost. So, when she spots an older man filming children at a playground, she can’t remain silent. What better way to warn the neighborhood than sharing her vlog across social media?
Worship leader Kyle Stevens is starting over. Now a single dad, he reluctantly moves into a twin home owned by his once estranged father. When his dad is accused of stalking local children, Kyle sets out to restore his reputation. He's shocked to learn that the person responsible for the accusation is none other than his ex-girlfriend, Stephenie Winter, a woman he wronged years ago, sparking his own downward spiral.
Stephenie begins to wonder if she’s made a big mistake, but the vlog has already gone viral, smearing the character of a possibly innocent man. Only by working together can Stephenie and Kyle restore his reputation.
Can they restore their shattered relationship as well?

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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I loved this story! Which, I’m discovering, is par for the course with Brenda S. Anderson’s books

The false online accusation, dealing with and attempting to recover from the fallout is so timely in our world that takes anything said on social media as gospel truth. I’ve heard people say “the camera doesn’t lie” but know that it sure can deceive if the picture is taken at the right (wrong?) angle.

Drawn immediately into the story, I was so surprised at the things I learned about Kyle’s past, his motivations, and excuses! While I would love to believe the things said about his former church were wrong, I know that, sadly, there are many churches like this one.

Perfectly flawed and broken, Kyle and Stephenie were ripe for heart changes and leaving their past at the cross. She had to turn back to Christ. He had to put the world aside. (Oh, I loved Pastor Mitch, his mentor!)

One thing I enjoyed about Kyle was the nicknames he used. How Trip became Stephenie’s nickname was so clever! And then the nickname he had for his daughter, Evie? Adorable!

Song of Mercy is a touchingly beautiful story of changed lives with a powerful picture of the importance of being careful to know all your facts before taking action.

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About Brenda S. Anderson

Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball (Go Twins!), and she loves watching movies with her family. She resides in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30-plus years and one sassy cat.

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One response to “Song of Mercy by Brenda S. Anderson – Book Review, Preview

  1. Thank you for your very gracious review! And I’m so impressed with all the graphics you create for the authors you review! What an invaluable service you offer. Thank you!!!