Mercy House by Alena Dillon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Catholic Church is at it again. This one was a mixed bag for me. Compelled to read this novel based on solid reviews in all of the lit journals, as well as being penned by a local author, I was destined to love it. Only I didn’t. Yes, the characters were great. The nuns were tough and spunky. The residents all had unique, interesting stories. The villainous priest was sinister. It should have all worked perfectly. But something was off. I guess it was just too ominous, too grim and threatening. It felt like falling into a well and knowing you can’t get out. Three stars.