Featured: Mercy Upon Us by Amber Lea Easton

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Will they be able to overcome–and outrun–the drugs, secrets, and darkness that haunts them both?

Doctor Riana Wolfe has a perfect life–a private practice in Dillon, Colorado, two cute kids, and a handsome husband–until one night unravels it all. Her husband’s suicide rolls back the curtain on a web of lies so elaborate that she begins to question her sanity.

Trapped in a spiral of deceit and betrayal, she and her children become targets and she has no idea why or who is behind it.

Brody Dalton has no interest in drama. A retired ski champion, he is rehabilitating his shattered leg and nursing a wounded ego when he hears the gunshot come from next door. He rushes to the aid of his former childhood friend, Riana, without thought of the consequences.

Rumors in the small community abound about why Riana’s husband committed suicide and about what other secrets she may be hiding. He is battling his own demons, yet cannot stay away from his former friend’s obvious distress.

As the rest of the community shies away from the widow, he puts himself in danger to help.

Drugs, secrets, and death chase Riana and Brody as they delve deep into the mysterious shadow life of her deceased husband. Through it all, they realize their bond from decades ago has never truly subsided, but the timing for love couldn’t be worse.

As Riana struggles to save her children from harm and to salvage what is left of her shattered life, can she open her heart enough to trust Brody? Will they be able to overcome–and outrun–the darkness that haunts them both?

About Amber Lea Easton:

Amber Lea Easton is a multi-published fiction and nonfiction author. Smart is sexy, according to Easton, which is why she writes about strong female characters who have their flaws and challenges but ultimately persevere.

In addition, Easton works as an editor, freelance journalist, and professional speaker. She finds inspiration from traveling, the people she meets, nature and life’s twists and turns.

At the end of the day, as long as she’s writing, she considers herself simply to be “a lucky lady liv’n the dream.”

Review by MAMAR:

I enjoyed this book. It is a story showing that you don’t always really know the people who are close to you. Riana Wolfe is a strong professional woman whose world changed in an instant. I was engrossed into her life right from the beginning.

The author takes us through a journey that I hope I will never have to face. Riana pulls herself up to face every obstacle thrown at her all the while putting her kids well being first and foremost.

The author did a great job of developing the characters personalities. I felt as if I was right there with them. I really enjoyed this book and found it very relatable.

There are so many families affected by addictions and this book addressed it straight forward.

I would recommend this book. It was hard to put down once you get started.

  • Amber Lea Easton

    Thank you for the great review. I’m happy you enjoyed it. This is a book where I took a slice of real life and incorporated it into a story I felt needed to be told. As a fiction author, I struggled with creating a story that handled the issues of suicide and drug addiction without sensationalizing them. My late husband had secrets similar to those presented in MERCY UPON US…he also committed suicide and left me a widow with 2 small children 14 years ago. Thankfully, I didn’t have anyone trying to hurt me afterward! However, I did use a lot of that emotion to fuel Riana’s character.