Book: The Shape of Mercy
Susan Meissner hands us a beautiful portrait of a young woman who through her interaction with two other women, one dead for four hundred years, the other in the sunset years of life, wakes up to who she really is and what are the things that matter in life. Her private world is shaken as she delves into the journals of Mercy Hayworth a woman who at her age, only four centuries past was convicted in the infamous Salem Witch Trials even as she proclaimed her innocence.
A fascinating glimpse into an infamous period in history, a story of love, sacrifice, regret and ultimately peace. Susan Meissner tells her story well and draws you into it. You won’t put it down until the last page is turned.