Monday, June 17, 2013

Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock

Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock is a fictional account of a young woman's life at the time of Prohibition. Eve, the main character, tells her story in first-person, taking us from when her family decides to move out of Minnesota and back to the family home in Ohio to her experiences at Marryat Island that summer. Eve is a very black-and-white thinker, things are either right or wrong. In the era of prohibition, she boldly proclaims her beliefs and is confused by others' grayish thoughts on the matter.

This is a story that takes the reader into the era of Prohibition and shows several aspects of that time. There are a variety of characters, some more interesting than others. I honestly don't know enough to tell you if it is historically accurate, but it does open some topics of the time to review. To me it was just an interesting fiction story. It did not grab my attention particularly, but it was not a difficult book to read. It was a nice easy fictional story, in my estimation.

So, would I recommend it? Sure, it's a fine book to read. It wasn't particularly moving or dramatic, but not every story has to be. It was not an objectionable story -- if you like historical fiction you may love this one!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Summer!

    I am putting together a blog tour for a dear friend. Her debut book is Homeschooling Co-op's 101. If you are interested in signing up to join us, more info can be found here:

    Thanks so much!