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River Jordan

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About the Author

River Jordan is a critically acclaimed novelist and playwright. Her books include The Miracle of Mercy Land, Saints In Limbo and The Messenger of Magnolia Street.  She speaks around the country on the “Power of Story” and produces and hosts the radio series, Clearstory from Nashville, Tennessee where she makes her home.

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Author Essay

A Note to the Reader

Dear Reader,

The Miracle of Mercy Land
has carved out a special place in my heart. I love Mercy’s “backbone full of worthy.” The evolving story illustrates to me how many people let their greatest gifts go unnoticed. How in a culture that has run rampant in judging and awarding people formirror images, characters such as Mercy Land remind us to consider well who we are and who we were meant to be.

I hope as you turn these pages that you delight in the discovery of what happens on the streets of Bay City and the backwaters of Bittersweet Creek. Also, I hope that you discover new truths stirring in your soul, that you are able to see yourself with a new appreciation for all your created beauty.

This is a story about the choices we make and the love and relationships we encounter and embrace along the course of those unfolding destinies.Ultimately the story shows that we never walk an isolated path but that all our stories are woven into one great tapestry of life.We matter to one another, you and I, in the most amazing ways.

Warmest wishes for your continued journey.
River Jordan

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