Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Review: For Love and Mercy by C Ingrid Deringer


Book Details:

​Book Title:  FOR LOVE AND MERCY: A Novel by C. Ingrid Deringer
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  195 pages
GenreLiterary Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction 
Release date:  August 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13. There is a death, near-death experience, some swearing, no explicit sex scenes.  

Book Description:

“Suddenly angelic beings of light appeared. They said I was at a crossroad, and it was here where I had to make a choice . . .”

In 2022, forty-two-year-old Dr. Stormy Hera, a music professor at the University of Victoria, is serving a manslaughter sentence at Sunnydale Forensic Hospital in British Columbia.

Although she can’t recall committing the crime, she feels strongly that she did the right thing. In the hopes of jogging her memory and healing her soul, Stormy is tasked with writing her autobiography as part of her rehabilitation.

​Spanning the 1940s to 2026, and set in the Saskatchewan prairies, Olympia, Greece, and Canada’s West Coast, For Love and Mercy follows the lives of free-spirited Evangeline, and Stormy herself—including a near-death experience that changes everything. 

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Meet the Author:

Charlotte Ingrid Deringer was born into a large family in Saskatchewan, Canada and has lived all across the country, on the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between. 

Her family’s love of music, dance and practical jokes left a tremendous impression on her, but it was her voracious appetite for adventure that has driven her to experience life to the fullest. She was in her 50s when her creative passions ignited, fueling her desire to write fiction. 

Ingrid holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Women’s Studies and is also an Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Therapist, a Life Cycle Celebrant and a Meditation Teacher.  She has worked in the health and wellness field, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and chronic illness for over 25 years. 

Now semi-retired, Ingrid loves to hang out with her grandchildren and spend winters in warm climates with her feet in the sand where she can write to her heart’s content. 

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Enter the Giveaway:

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My Review: 

For Love and Mercy is the first book I have read by the talented author, C Ingrid Deringer. After reading this one, it will not be the last. I thought it was a great read. At first, it took me the first few chapters to catch on as to what was going on. Once I did, I was hooked. I had to keep going to see which direction the author was going to take the characters. I never knew what would happen from chapter to chapter. I found it interesting to see how the story spans the past, present and future. There was a lot that keep me engaged and focused on within the pages. There was history, mystery, suspense, action, adventure and intrigue. I loved the author’s writing style and impressed on how their imagination was able to come up with a unique story. I thought it was a great tale to read.

I am going to give For Love and Mercy a very well deserved five plus stars. I believe readers who enjoy reading historical and present suspense will definitely want to pick this one up. It is worth a read and not to be missed. I will be looking for more releases written by C Ingrid Deringer in the future. I would love to see more like this one. 

I received a paperback copy of For Love and Mercy from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks you so much for the great review!