Throwback Thursday – Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

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Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 

 

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

 

Little Mercies

Published July 1, 2014 by Harlequin MIRA

 

Goodreads Description:

Sometimes, one small mistake can have life-altering consequences…

As a veteran social worker, Ellen Moore has seen it all – the vilest acts one person can commit against another. The only thing that gets her through the workday is knowing her job helps children. That, and her family: her husband, Adam, and three beautiful kids, twins Leah and Lucas, and eleven-month-old Avery. But with a blink of an eye – with one small mistake – Ellen is suddenly at the mercy of the system she works for. Avery is ripped from her clutches, and her whole world begins crashing down around her.

Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but good-for-nothing father since her mother left them. When her father decides to pack their belongings and move to a new state, Jenny thinks she might be on the road to a better life. But soon she finds herself on her own, forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. Evading police and the social system, Jenny finds refuge with a kind-hearted waitress. The last thing she needs is a social worker, but when Ellen and Jenny’s lives collide unexpectedly, little do they know just how much they can help one another.

 

My Thoughts:

I have read a few books from Heather Gudenkauf, but this one is my favorite.

“Little Mercies” drew me in right from the start. Jenny and Ellen were well-developed characters, and I liked that the story was told from both of their perspectives. Although the story was emotional and at times heartbreaking, it was also extremely heartwarming.

 

This was a great story that I highly recommend.

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