Mercy Comes Morning by Lisa Tawn Bergren is a re-release of Christmas Every Morning. It is a story about a woman who returns home to Taos, NM to spend her mother’s last days with her in an Alzheimer’s care facility.
The main character, Krista, has not had a good relationship with her mother and has stayed away for several years. Coming home and facing her past and learning more about her mother’s own struggles causes Krista to re-evaluate her opinions about her mother.
Bergren does a wonderful job of weaving Krista’s past memories in with the present and the new things her main character is learning about her mother. This is a love story in more ways than one. There is the love between a man and a woman, the love between a woman and Jesus and the love between a daughter and her mother.
At first, the story was a little hard to get into but it slowly draws you in and you begin to want Krista and all of her loved ones to find resolution. Mercy Comes Morning is a story that will touch people with loved ones with Alzheimer’s as well as women who may not have the best relationships with their mothers as well as anyone who is just looking for a good read about forgiveness and healing from the past.
***A copy of this book was given to me free of charge by Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated in any way for either a positive or negative review.