Waves of Mercy

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 491 ratings

Waves of Mercy Publisher's Summary

In 1897, Geesje de Jonge is asked to write a memoir about her experience emigrating from the Netherlands to the Michigan wilderness in honor of her town's 50th anniversary. As Geesje recalls the events of the past, a young visitor, Anna Nicholson, mourns a broken engagement. Over the course of one summer, the lives of both women will change forever.

Lynn Austin returns with a multi-generational historical novel.

Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age 17 with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctant at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love.

At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan, 23-year-old Anna Nicholson is trying to ease the pain of a broken engagement to a wealthy Chicago banker. But her time of introspection is disturbed after a violent storm aboard a steamship stirs up memories of a childhood nightmare. As more memories and dreams surface, Anna begins to question who she is and whether she wants to return to her wealthy life in Chicago. When she befriends a young seminary student who is working at the hotel for the summer, she finds herself asking him all the questions that have been troubling her.

Neither Geesje nor Anna, who are different in every possible way, can foresee the life-altering surprises awaiting them before the summer ends.

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  • Book 1

    • Waves of Mercy

    • By: Lynn Austin
    • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude, Margaret Strom
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age 17 with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctant at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lynn Austin is amazing! Narration stinks

    • By M. Holmes on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • Legacy of Mercy

    • By: Lynn Austin
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan, Stina Nielsen, Suzanne Toren, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 94

    Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can't seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she's learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her find the truth. But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Legacy of Mercy

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $27.99