Monday, March 2, 2015

HEART OF MERCY - Sharlene Maclaren

"Heart of Mercy" is the first book 
of the Tennessee Dreams Series, 
set in the 1890s in Paris, Tennessee.
  • Publisher: Whitaker House
  • Publication date: 11/25/2013

HEART OF MERCY by Sharlene Maclaren

A judge decrees that two orphaned boys should be adopted only by a married couple. The peculiar irony of fate is that the best woman to care for them is not married. It is essential that she must marry fast for the sake of the two young boys, but to whom? And in an extraordinary twist of fate, how can she marry the man whose dad was solely responsible for the death of her own father? 

Sharlene MacLaren is a powerful mastermind at telling a poignant tale of two very humane, flawed and scarred people, deeply wounded at heart and torn in emotions, desperately struggling to hold onto the only love they know, in a heart-tugging marriage of convenience. With a bitter feud raging between two families at loggerheads with each other for generations, the blazing sparks fly thick and fast. 

Sharlene Maclaren's "Heart of Mercy" is one of the best inspirational historical novels, crafted with a unique blend of romance laced with intrigue, in a passionate story of faith and forgiveness.


God gifted Sharlene Maclaren with a passion to write for His honor and glory. She prays to God to renew her spirit daily and weave her inspiring Christian faith into her novels to carry a passionate story of God’s divine love, forgiveness and eternal hope.

  Sharlene was deeply humbled by a young girl on an urgent search for God, terrified she would die before finding Him, and with no idea on how to go about it. When she read Sharlene's novel in which a person received Christ, she prayed the same prayer he prayed. Sharlene was overjoyed to know the role she played in her salvation story. It reaffirmed to her the importance of faith-based fiction and what an amazing impact it has upon the hearts of people. Glory to God!

© Miriam Jacob 


  1. Nice review and commentary on a great first book in a wonderful series by masterful storyteller, Shar MacLaren. Thanks for sharing about the young woman who came to Christ and the powerful way God can use Christian fiction.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind, inspiring and encouraging words, Cathy. Sharlene shared about the young woman who accepted Christ and the awesome way God uses Christian fiction on her Facebook page. I was so inspired by it that I promptly wrote to you!


  2. Good morning Miriam - I would like to repost this on the Ruby for Women blog today. I have your other submissions in the spring issue of the magazine. Thank you so much for your generous sharing of your writing with our readers. I will, of course, promote your blog and link back here so our readers can find you. Have a blessed day! Nina @ Ruby for Women

    1. Thank you with all my heart, Nina. I am honored and blessed by your kind encouragement.

      Love in Christ,