A brief summary from Melissa Jagears:
In early 1900s Kansas, Mercy McClain, determined to protect Teaville’s children from the bullying she experienced as a child, finds fulfillment working at the local orphanage and serving on the school board. When Aaron Firebrook, the classmate who bothered her more than any other, petitions the board for a teaching position, she’s dead set against him getting the job.
Aaron knows he deserves every bit of Mercy’s mistrust, but he’s returned to his hometown a changed man and is seeking to earn forgiveness of those he wronged. He doesn’t expect Mercy to like him, but surely he can prove he now has the best interests of the children at heart.
Will resentment and old wounds hold them back, or can Mercy and Aaron put the past behind them in time to face the unexpected threats to everything they’re working for?
Ohhh I loved this book!!! I could barely tear myself away while reading it…but ya know, had to go to work! 😉
Mercy McClain is no innocent, naive gal when it comes to bullying. Having been picked on, incessantly so, for having a deformed arm. In fact, one boy in particular made Mercy’s life downright miserable! But that boy moved away, and Mercy was free from torture! Utilizing her childhood experiences, Mercy finds work at a local orphanage and serving on the school board, but when a job opening comes up and her former bully applies for the position, its all Mercy can do to show him even a speck of mercy after all he put her through.
The past might seem too difficult to redeem in Melissa Jagears’ A Chance at Forever, but not if God is in the picture. This book is super adorable and fun and I think its a fantastic read in Teaville Moral Society series! Is it too much to hope there will be a 4th book?
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.