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Mercy’s Rain

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Kregel Publications

Mercy Roller was raised by a twisted father who wore the collar of a Pastor and chose to be Jesus, judge, and jury by his own appointment. Abused, broken, and bitter Mercy lifts the hand that takes the Pastor’s life. In one swift action she becomes what she despises most about the Pastor. Now she seeks redemption. Can the unconditional love of a mountain preacher and his friends, guide Mercy to find peace?


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“Cindy Sproles is a beloved public speaker who focuses on matters of faith. Now, she writes of the Appalachians and its people with sensitivity and devotion. This labor of love is Cindy’s opus. Cindy writes from the heart about the people she knows, in the place where she lives, all on journeys of faith and ultimately redemption.” —Adriana Trigiani, New York Times best-selling author, Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler

“Like Francine Rivers’s Redeeming Love, Mercy’s Rain is a story of betrayal and suffering and a woman-child’s anger facing the world as a means of survival. It is a story of one man’s use of the word of God to damage and distort, and another man’s expression of God’s love and grace and, yes, mercy beyond measure. Don’t let the hardness of Mercy Roller’s life stop you; read to find the hope at the end.” Jane Kirkpatrick, best-selling author of A Light in the Wilderness
“At once chilling and compelling in its honest portrayal of nineteenth-century mountain life, Mercy’s Rain is a beautifully written story of man’s depravity and God’s mercy. Its pages are filled with memorable characters and gripping scenes, and at its heart is a message you won’t soon forget.” —Ann Tatlock, Christy Award winner and author of Promises to Keep
“Cindy Sproles writes an authentic Appalachian tale of grit and mercy. Her voice is lovely, her story captivating. Cindy Sproles is an author to watch.” Gina Holmes, best-selling and award-winning author of Crossing Oceans and Dry as Rain
“I was blown away by Mercy’s Rain. There are two things I look for in a good story: unique, interesting characters I come to care about and an author’s ability to transport me to the time and location of the story. Cindy Sproles achieves both. Her prose is fresh and captivating, the kind you want to take your time with and savor. And the characters she’s created come to life and hang around in your head long after you’ve finished reading. I’ll definitely be looking for more from her.” Mike Dellosso, author of Darkness Follows, Darlington Woods, Scream, and The Hunted