Mercy House


      Mercy House
A powerful debut novel of a refuge in Brooklyn for women in trouble and the one woman who will risk all to protect them In the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn stands a century old row house presided over by renegade, silver haired Sister Evelyn Gruff and indomitable on the surface, warm and wry underneath, Evelyn and her fellow sisters makes Mercy House a safe haven for the abused and abandoned Women like Lucia, who arrives in the dead of night Mei Li, the Chinese and Russian house veteran Desiree, a loud and proud prostitute Esther, a Haitian immigrant and aspiring collegiate and Katrina, knitter of lumpy scarves all of them know what it s like to be broken by men.Little daunts Evelyn, until she receives word that Bishop Robert Hawkins is coming to investigate Mercy House and the nuns, whose secret efforts to help the women in ways forbidden by the Church may be uncovered But Evelyn has secrets too, dark enough to threaten everything she has built.Evelyn will do anything to protect Mercy House and the vibrant, diverse women it serves confront gang members, challenge her beliefs, even face her past As she fights to defend all that she loves, she discovers the extraordinary power of mercy and the grace it grants, not just to those who receive it, but to those strong enough to bestow it. New Download Mercy House [ By ] Alena Dillon [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Alena Dillon is the author of Mercy House, forthcoming from William Morrow in 2020, and the humor collection, I Thought We Agreed to Pee in the Ocean Alena lives with her family in the north shore of Boston.

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Mercy House
  • Alena Dillon
  • English
  • 24 June 2019
  • 0062914804

10 thoughts on “ Mercy House

  1. says:

    Compulsively Readable Mercy House is a powerful story about three nuns who run a shelter for victims of domestic violence.Nuns Sister Evelyn, Sister Josphine, and Sister Maria run Mercy House, a refuge for women who have suffered horrific physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of their partners, parents, and guardians To help these women, the three nuns act in ways that go against the teachings of the Catholic Church.Sister Evelyn is at the for...

  2. says:

    Wow What an unconventional, soul crashing, vivid journey This is an incredible story about women s unity and solidarity for fighting against abandonment, physical and mental abuse, harm, humiliation, neglecting I enjoy the characters of this amazing house opening to their doors to those brave women sufferedthan they could stand and who are adamant to leave their painful memories and wounded pasts behind, forming great friendships with each other I know that too many readers are ready to Wow What an unconventional, soul crashing, vivid journey This is an incredible story about women s unity and solidarity for fighting against abandonment, physical and mental abuse, harm, humiliation, neglecting I enjoy the characters of this amazing house opening to their doors to those brave women sufferedthan they could stand and who are adamant to leave their painful memories and wounded pasts behind, forming great friendships with each other I know t...

  3. says:

    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 10.Evelyn was never wanted Her father even bargained with God to bring his son home from the war, and he would put Evelyn in a convent Evelyn s brother did come home, and she did go to the convent.The convent wasn t a pleasant experience.After a few years, she and two other nuns opened Mercy House for abandoned and abused girls.The nuns had to worry about Bishop Hawkins shutting down Mercy House.just because he could.Well written with authentic characters.5 5 FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 10.Evelyn was never wanted Her father even bargained w...

  4. says:

    I know of someone who started to read the same ebook and she chose not to continue to read because she said she could see where the book was going, bashing the Catholic Church I don t feel the same and I wish she had finished the book.I think this a book that each person who reads it will have a range of reactions and emotions because this is a story of tragedy and hope, secrets and how they damage those who hold them, how mistakes follow you through life and continue to affect you It is also I know of someone who started to read the same ebook and she chose not to continue to read because she said she could see where the book was going, bashing the Catholic Church I don t feel the same and I wish she had finished the book.I think this a book that each person who reads it will have a range ...

  5. says:

    Dealing with abused abandoned women and the mercy of faithWOW A Catholic community based program known as Mercy House is being spearheaded by some amazing women and sisters who share a strong desire to help others in need.That s until they get word that the Bishop wants to investigate their desires to help women forbidden by the church.Sister Evelyn is one tough cookie and stops at nothing...

  6. says:

    This was such an interesting read about badass nuns Unlike anything I ve picked up before, but definitely worth the read This was such an interesting read about badass nuns Unlike anything I ve picked up before, but definitely worth the read

  7. says:

    I loved this book It was an ARC, due out in February The story was believable, well paced and beautifully written The characters and story lines felt real Sister Evelyn was a crusader, human and flawed, but unshakable in her beliefs that she was doing the right thing for the women under her care despite church doctrine I was not raised Catholic, but I feel that people like Evelyn and I m sure they do exist embody the true meaning of their faith This is a powerful story of strength, I loved this book It was an ARC, due out in February The story was believable, well paced and beautifully written The characters and story lines felt real Sister Evelyn was a crusader, human and flawed, but unshakable in her beliefs that she was doing the right thing for the women under her care ...

  8. says:

    Digital arc via Edelweiss I was really excited about this book s potential, and it started out really strong However, about halfway through, it started to feel like too many things were being tossed in the mix, and it started to get feel crowded I apprec...

  9. says:

    The house on Chauncey Street with the angel knocker is a safe haven for abused women Here at Mercy House, the women are nursed back to life by nuns Sister Evelyn leads the pack, but she s got secrets of her own This book is incredibly controversial and I absolutely cannot wait for everyone to read it so we can discuss This is going to be a fantastic book club choice because there s SO much to pick apart People are going to fall into two camps they are going to love it or they are going to The house on Chauncey Street with the angel knocker is a safe haven for abused women Here at Mercy House, the women are nursed back to life by nuns Sister Evelyn leads the pack, but she s got secrets of her own This book is incredibly controversial and I absolutely cannot wait for everyone to read it so we can discuss This is going to be a fantastic book club choice because there s SO much to pick apart People are going to fall into two camps they are going to love it or they are going to absolutely hate it I ve been ruminating on my review for days because I still don t know how I feel about it It is emotional, unique, and will ruffle a lot of feathers ...

  10. says:

    Wonderful book Evelyn is such a beautiful, warm, loving, flawed, imperfectly perfect character Very rich and descriptive writing and an unusual subject.

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