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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - The Road To Mercy by Kathy Harris

I'm proud today to host a book blog tour stop for Kathy Harris' book, "The Road To Mercy."


Dr. Ben Abrams, rescued as an infant from a fiery crash that killed his family, turned his adversities into success but lost his heritage of faith.

Fifty years later, Josh and Bethany Harrison face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth’s carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death, even as she’s pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Abrams urges her to abort the baby to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and continue the pregnancy.
The Road to Mercy
During the next few months, Josh, a contemporary Christian singer, struggles with his faith while Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.

In The Road To Mercy Kathy Harris weaves a tale that crosses generations while drawing readers into a dramatic story that has both heart and soul. In breathtaking style Kathy examines complex moral issues while looking at the consequences of very human decisions all woven together in a narrative that pushes readers so deeply into the adventure that they will come to know the characters as well as they know their best friends.


I found "The Road To Mercy" to be a very well-written, all-encompassing novel that features a heart-tugging drama, a sweet love story, and an intriguing mystery, all wrapped in a freshly presented tale of faith and hope.

Harris adeptly captures the life of a musician who is tore between being with his wife at a time when she needs him desperately and being forced to continue working on the road in order to keep his family fed and taken care of.  The life of a road musician is a hard one, and Harris includes all the heartache, plus the triumphs that this singer experiences on his journey. She also had down pat the trials that a wife of a road musician experiences, and as a wife of a musician who was frequently on the road during our marriage, I can attest to the accuracy of the character of Bethany!

I highly recommend "The Road To Mercy" as a beautiful work of inspirational fiction. I look forward to reading more of Kathy Harris' work in the future!


Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business. After graduating with a Communications degree from Southern Illinois University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with a well-known gospel music quartet. A few months later, The Oak Ridge Boys began their transition into country music, and Kathy had the opportunity to help build an entertainment empire from the ground up.
She worked her way to becoming a member of the Operations Management Team, eventually heading up the company’s public relations and marketing department. A lifelong fascination for books and editing led to her working as a book agent for Oak Ridge Boys’ vocalist Joe Bonsall. Joe, subsequently, published three books, including his bestselling inspirational biography, G.I. Joe & Lillie.
For several years, Kathy freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote (as well as ghost wrote) news stories and columns for various music publications. In 2007, she sold her first Christian non-fiction story, “Walk on Water,” which was included in Thomas Nelson’s All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa. That fall, one of her devotions was included in The One Year Life Verse Devotional, published by Tyndale House. Kathy’s writing is also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks, Mom.
An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the publicity officer for Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kathy lives near Nashville with her husband and their two Shiloh Shepherd dogs. She regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com.
You can visit her author website at www.KathyHarrisBooks.com.
Visit her at Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/DivineDetour
Purchase your copy of The Road to Mercy at the publisher’s website: http://www.abingdonpress.com/forms/DynamicContent.aspx?id=162&pageid=700
Pick up your copy of The Road to Mercy at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-road-to-mercy-kathy-harris/1108857098

My thanks to Pump Up Your Book Promotion for including me on this blog tour and to Abington Press for providing a review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Beth Hoffman said...

Terrific review, Sharon! Thank you for introducing me to this book.

Kathy Harris said...

Sharon, I appreciate your kind words about The Road to Mercy!


Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!