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Publisher's Summary

Inspired by the true story of the World War I American Women’s Hospital, Mercy Road is a novel about love, courage, and a female ambulance driver who risks everything.

In 1917, after Arlene Favier’s home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. If she doesn’t succeed, they will all be impoverished. Job opportunities are scarce, but then a daring possibility arises: the American Women’s Hospital needs ambulance drivers to join a trailblazing, all-female team of doctors and nurses bound for war-torn France.

On the front lines, Arlene and her fellow ambulance drivers work day and night to aid injured soldiers and civilians. In between dangerous ambulance runs, Arlene reunites with a childhood friend, Jimmy Tucker, now a soldier, who opens her heart like no one before. But she has also caught the attention of Felix Brohammer, a charismatic army captain who harbors a dark, treacherous secret.

To expose Brohammer means risking her family’s future and the promise of love. Arlene must make a choice: stay in the safety of silence or take the greatest chance of her life.

©2019 Ann Howard Creel (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Kellie Atwood
  • 03-11-2020

Boring and depressing

The author tried to throw in every topic she could come up with in an attempt to make this story interesting. War. Romance. Male stalker. Homosexuality. Family home burning to the ground, father dying. Death death and more death. It only served to make the story feel disconnected and choppy. With a very depressing ending. Overall just a depressing story that I wish I would have skipped.

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  • QCLady
  • 29-11-2019

Where Did the Title Come From?

The story is much like the Title, you sort of say, well I sort of see how it fits....

The writing is not bad, but the story is a mixed salad, not a blend. First it is the story about the horse farm, then it is a story about ambulance driving. The stories are just tossed together.

The transitions whether big or small (farm to war) or small are just not well handled. For example, the main character are having their first love scene and something reminds her of the bad guy and she is suddenly talking about him, and live scene dropped. A good editor could have helped with that.

I won’t say this is not worth your time, if you like to read. But if you have to make time to read, there are better. I mike try this author again. With a little work and a good editor, she has potential.

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  • Meg
  • 05-03-2021

Great read! Great listen!

I enjoyed this book very much. the characters were fascinating and I learned a lot about the war in France.

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  • RueRue
  • 05-06-2020

Not very good

This could have been an interesting story about female ambulance drivers during WWI, but it's just a really lame romantic story with cardboard characters and a totally predictable plot. This author has written several books that I enjoyed, but I'm not sure I would read another after this WOT ( waste of time).

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  • 01-12-2019

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a wonderful book! a farm girl loses her home and father and has to try to take care of her mother and brother. she becomes an ambulance driver for the war in France. there she lives through the horrors of war, and finds her true love.

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  • kentennis
  • 30-11-2019

Great Story

A great listen. Narrator has a pleasant voice. Story grabs you from the beginning, which is difficult to do.

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  • Linda Kaiser
  • 19-03-2022

tedious

Too long as if the author kept repeating herself to fulfill a word count requirement. Should have been fascinating but wasn't. Very disappointing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-02-2022

An excellent story of how women helped in war

A really nice story of how women helped in WELl. Also shows how they were minimized . Very well written.

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  • Sparky
  • 13-01-2022

Wonderful

Very well done story of the time period. I love listening to Saskatoon, she is a real pro.

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  • Stephania Barthel
  • 30-08-2021

page turner

loved it. the story was captivating. main characters relatable. had an easy flow that kept you wanting to know what happens next.

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