The Shape of Mercy

I just finished The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner.  The prose captivated me on the first page and shook me to my core–in the best way–by the end.

This book is a historical fiction intertwined with modernity.  The lives of three women–one a victim of the Salem witch trials, one a woman in her eighties, and one a twenty-one year old college student.  This book is a narrative of three tales of love–one woman gave all for love; another gave up love for fear of stigma; one just experienced her first flitter of love.

This book appealed to and fused together my love for a passion story and my interest in history.  I could not put the book down the first night that I sat down to read.  I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what it means to truly love someone more than oneself.  You can find this book on Amazon.

I don’t know if she’ll ever read this, but I’d like to thank Ms. Meissner for writing this book.  I know that technically it’s fiction, but there is something about this book that will remain on my mind for years to come.

Author Bio: From early school-day projects to becoming editor of a local newspaper in Minnesota, Susan Meissner’s love for writing has been apparent her entire life.  The Shape of Mercy is her latest novel in a string of books that delve into the deeper issues of life. She is the author of nine novels and lives with her family in San Diego.  Find out more about her at

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