Sweet mercy by Ann Tatlock

sweetmercy  Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  Sweet mercy

Author:  Ann Tatlock

Collection:  Adult Fiction

The book opens with 60 something Eve and her grandson visiting the soon to be demolished Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge to retrieve a beloved memento. Memories wash in as Eve thinks back on when her family moved to the lodge when she was only 17 – to get away from the horrors and corruption in St. Paul Minnesota. Her father had lost his job with the Ford Motor Company and moving back to the lodge would hopefully restore the relationship with his brother Cy who owned the Marryat. Eve’s idyllic summer and new romance comes to an end when she finds that many of the townfolk are in on the hooch being bootlegged from Canada and even Cy is involved. Her once black and white standards are brought into question as Eve wrestles with the gray areas of life….

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