SHADES OF MERCY
Maine Chronicles #1
by Anita Lustrea and Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira
River North Publishers
288 pages, $14.99
Set in 1950s rural Maine, the novel follows Mercy, the teenage daughter of a respected man who treats her like a son, in her journey to find approval for her secret relationship with Mick, a boy who belongs to the Maliseet tribe. As racial tensions increase, Mick is jailed on fictitious charges, and Mercy's family becomes responsible to navigate the...