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Book Review ~ Mercy By Eniola Prentice

About the Book


Broken. Drowning. Desperate. Lost.

When the lives and hearts of four friends start to crumble, can God’s mercy reach them still?

In her second year of medical school, Fadesola (Sola) Cardoso faces an impossible choice: stay with her longtime boyfriend, the one who knows her darkest secrets and loves her anyway, or move forward with Ladi, the man who gives her hope for an unstained future. Even as she wrestles with her options, life as a medical student becomes increasingly difficult—full of endless exams, stressful social activities, and reminders of a past that continues to haunt her.

Ladi struggles with Sola’s divided loyalties while trying to maintain his perfect image as class president, promising student, and model Christian. But scandals inside and outside the lecture hall threaten to break apart the fragile peace once and for all between Ladi, Sola, and their friends Nikky and Tayo, who are fighting battles of their own.

In this epic second installment in Eniola Prentice’s new-adult Still series, the faith of these four medical students will be tested like never before. Discover their gritty troubles and grand triumphs as they navigate friendships, revelations, romance, and career goals in light of the redemptive power of the cross.

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Category

Christian/Fiction/New Adult

Genre

General/Romance/Medical

Rating

4 Stars

Review


An interesting story of four students who have to deal with the merciless demands of medical school as well as the harshness of life that has showed up in their personal lives. Each is relentlessly pursued by the unyielding love of God that is first poured out to each individual in the secret quiet place, and then this Love teaches them to not only love and forgive, but to offer grace to the extent that another needs it. Though tough, their meandering journey is not without its joyful, quirky, and humorous moments—spots of flavor that add beautifully to the complexity of the plot—leading each individual ultimately to the place of triumph and victory as they experience mercy at its finest, and thereby, the see face of God.

Prentice has undoubtedly done a fine job with this one; the second installment in the Still series is a work of Art and Heart, worthy of impeccable applause.

*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to the author, Eniola Prentice, and Editor/Publicist, Amber C. Holcomb of SeasonsOfHumility, for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

**Read Eniola Prentice’s most recent and exclusive interview on TBAP.

About the Author


My journey as a writer began with an idea—an idea that blossomed into a vision for the Still series. I became fully committed to Christ around 2008 when I began medical school. Shortly after, the idea for the Still series was birthed. My time in medical school was one of the more formative seasons of my life. I made lifelong friendships and, most of all, my journey with Christ really began. Although there were challenging times, I would without a doubt relive the experience in a heartbeat!

I published Still (book 1 in the series) right before residency, and now—five years later—the next book in the series has been published. In the time in between, I was the prodigal daughter and walked away from my Father. Everything on the surface looked good, but my heart was far away from Him. His love never left me, though, and He welcomed me home when I came back to Him. I went through painful processes, but they changed me and made me a better person. The girl who wrote Still is not the woman who wrote Mercy.

I am passionate about sowing godly seeds into the hearts of young women. I know how it is to be brokenhearted and believe the lies of the devil because his version of events is all you’re told. I know how it is to truly believe that you are not loved by God because of the events of life.

My hope is that, through my writing, you’ll come to know that God truly loves you and cares about you affectionately. He is close to your broken heart and binds up every wound.

I guess the author bio should be about milestones and, like the quintessential dramatic Nigerian aunty, I have missed the mark. I am a Nigerian-born, American-educated physician who lives in Maryland—but I believe I am more than well-constructed bullet points. I am a child of God through the ups and downs of life, and that will remain constant.

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