When unimaginable calamities strike, Mercy Carver, a poor London woman, wonders what she has done to deserve such immeasurable suffering. It is only when she faces imminent death in the snow and ice-encrusted Virginia wilderness that she finally understands the power of destiny.
After escaping from sadistic criminals, she crosses an ocean and falls in love with Jacob Stone, a plantation owner determined to fight Abraham Lincoln and his government.
Mercy is passionate. She loves and hates in equal measure. Can love and hatred give her the strength she needs now to reach a Northern state and free a runaway slave, wanted for murders she committed, in order to save him?
America and her people are strangled in an uncompromising political stalemate. Southern states have seceded from the Union, and a civil war is imminent.
Will Jacob find Mercy before he is embroiled in a war which could see them separated forever? Can Mercy’s determination to exact revenge on the criminal who imprisoned her be realised before she is forced to make a choice between her love for a slave owner and her ambition to assist fugitive slaves?
Mercy Carver: her journey is just beginning.
Jana Petken is the bestselling and award winning author of,
She is Scottish but has been present in Denia on a temporary and permanent basis since her parents first went there in, 1967. She considers Spain her home and where her heart lies.
Jana is ex military and has travelled extensively with careers in The Royal Navy Police, a Body Guard for the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, and Cabin Crew, British Airways, World Wide Fleet. She now writes full time and is proud to present her latest novel to us: Mercy Carver: Dark Shadows is part one of a two book series, and is already rising fast in the Amazon, America book rankings.