by Jean Brashear

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He spent twenty years in prison for her twin's is he the only one who can save her?

Days away from release from Attica after serving twenty years to guard a secret, Lucas Walker discovers that he's news again.

The story once shocked the world: the son of renowned Shakespearean actor martin Gerard, murdered while defending his twin sister Tansy from assault by Lucas Walker, the juvenile delinquent once taken under the wing of Gerard's wife Juliette.

Gerard's triumphant return to the stage after a ten-year absence brings the old case to light. When Tansy is kidnapped, Lucas can't leave New York as he'd planned, no matter how badly he wants to—not until he lives up to a promise to her dying mother to protect her. Lucas goes after her, risking imprisonment once more to face the person responsible for the night that forever altered all their lives.


"A compelling family drama of heartache, murder and mystery." ~New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross

"Jean Brashear will knock your socks off!" ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

"There are many adjectives that describe Ms. Brashear's writing, but in a word, Mercy is brilliant." ~Goodreads review

"This was a powerful and emotional read. I'm not sure I've read anything quite like it before, which is a nice change of pace since typical romances have seemed stale to me lately." ~Goodreads review

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161495520
Publisher: Jean Brashear
Publication date: 12/09/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 453,183
File size: 849 KB

About the Author

A letter to Rod Stewart which resulted in a Cinderella 16th birthday for her daughter was a first step on Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s path to being a New York Times and USAToday bestselling author of more than 50 novels in romance and women’s fiction.

Jean’s stories are hailed as “feel-good romance at its finest” and her quirky small towns are called “a special place for hearts that need healing.” All are evidence of Jean’s heartfelt belief that love is the most powerful force in the universe, and her stories reflect that bone-deep commitment to spreading her faith in the goodness inside us all.


What They're Saying about Jean Brashear's Books

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.'" ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

"Jean Brashear tugs on your heartstrings and won't let go." ~New York Times bestselling author Julia London

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Mercy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Penny42058 More than 1 year ago
This was an emotional read for me at times, but it was so worth reading. I absolutely love Lucas and the sacrifice he made for the woman he loves. This book is not just about Tansy and Lucas though. We also learn about Mona and Kat and their lives. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a romance that's unlike any other. I received an advance reader copy of this book and this is my voluntary and honest review.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation, WOW so different from the Texas Hero’s series but what a well written, emotional book by Jean Brashear and hard to put a label on it. Some might say it’s a romantic suspense, but it has so many facets that I can’t decide…. Lucas Walker has spent the last 20 years in prison to protect the love of his life, Tansy Gerard and to protect her at all costs. When he finally gets out of prison and wants to move on with his life away from the turmoil of what happened 20 years ago, he finds he can’t move on because Tansy has been left in the make believe world of what happened that awful day and nobody helped her to come to grips with what happened so she is left to be in both the real world and make believe at the same time. This story has many interlocking pieces, letter kept for 20 years, Tansy’s make believe world, her sisters and their problems, her father and his agent, Tansy’s kidnapping and the mystery behind the death of Tansy’s twin brother Paris. Will Lucas be able to help Tansy and bring her back into the real world and solve all these mysteries of what happened 20 years ago or will he finally turn his back and begin his own life now that he is a free man????
MaryRhonda More than 1 year ago
Did not know what to expect from this story. It is different from Jean's other books. This is more raw. At first it seems this is a story about Lucas and why he was in jail, but it is so much more. This is a story about a family, dysfunctional it may be. If I say any more I will give everything away. Mercy is a must read.
MaryRhonda More than 1 year ago
Did not know what to expect from this story. It is different from Jean's other books. This is more raw. At first it seems this is a story about Lucas and why he was in jail, but it is so much more. This is a story about a family, dysfunctional it may be. If I say any more I will give everything away. Mercy is a must read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lucas Walker soon will be a free man after spending twenty years in Attica for murder and rape. He survived his incarceration only due to the MERCY letter sent to him two decades ago by the late Juliette Gerard, mother of both the man he was convicted of killing and the woman he allegedly raped. When Lucas learns that the rape victim Tansy Gerard is marrying Carlton Sanford, expected to be named Ambassador to England, he concludes he must warn her that she must never wed the man who framed him to take the fall for the homicide of her twin and the rape of her.................. After being released, Lucas travels to New York City knowing he will not be welcomed by the Gerard family and risking making a prophet out of the guard who taunted him that he will be back. He secretly meets Tansy and tries to persuade her that he never harmed her or her sibling. Tansy wants to believe the man she loved, but the evidence is overwhelmingly contrary; besides which the manipulative Carlton sets in motion a scheme to return Lucas to prison with the key tossed away........................ This tense romantic suspense works because the cast seems genuine although most seemingly carry the weight of the world on their shoulders yet the amazement of MERCY is that Jean Brasher never allows the plot to turn into a soap opera. The story line is fast-paced as Lucas has two objectives: to save Tansy from the monster and to bring back the smile and élan to his beloved that he still remembers when they were teenage lovers................................. Harriet Klausner