Mercy Come Morning is about second chances and acceptance.
The main character, Krista, leaves home to go to college, but really to get away from a mother she does not get along with.
Fast forward.....estranged mother is in a nursing home dying....director and high school sweetheart, Dane, contacts Krista to come home as her mom needs her. Reluctantly she returns to find that her mom is also suffering from severe alzheimers. Dane gives Krista her mom's journals. Reading these, Krista sees her mom's heart and finds a love she didn't realize she had for her mom. She learns to accept and love her mother with all of her faults.
This is your typical story, yet enjoyable. While reading it is easy to figure out what comes next. The author did handle the difficult topic of alzheimers wonderfully.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Press Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.