A tangled mercy is a historical fiction novel set in pre civil war and present day charleston south carolina with the real moment in time vesey slave uprising of 1822 centering the story the historical setting and details in this novel are fascinating and i did find the book to be reminiscient of kate mortons novels which i love. A tangled mercy by joy jordan lake is a good book thats trying hard to be a great book its a novel that weaves modern day and historical fact with modern day and historical fiction in charleston sc to tell stories about slavery family betrayal rescue sacrifice heroism love and community. Joy jordan lakes a tangled mercy is an incredibly compelling and meticulously researched historical novel that will have you thinking about it long after you turn the last page. A tangled mercy reminded me how blessed i am to have lived in charleston for several years it is a beautiful city with a unique culture and history although i didnt experience the prejudice identified in the book i did experience the unique way in which the people of the city regardless of race and religion embraced one another. A novel of secrets racial tensions family and a love that withstands the passage of time a tangled mercy is truly enthralling advertisement previous review
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