Each day this month, meet a Rhode Island author! Comment on the blog post for a chance to win our Grand Prize (a $200 Amazon gift card) or our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card). Some authors are giving away books, too – your comment enters you into their drawing as well. (See details at the bottom of this page)
Mercy is a survivor. Growing up in foster care, she always played it safe by taking the right path. She is the “good” girl. Or, at least she was…
Even her younger sister using drugs and living on the street did not distract her. But, when Lily turns up just long enough to give birth to a premature baby, Mercy faces decisions that rock her world.
During a lonely night in jail, she faces the past and makes a decision that gives her life new direction.
Mercy thought her childhood was the hard part. But she is about to find out that the road to adulthood holds lots of surprises. Can she shake off the events from her past, or will they continue to shape the future? The world has always played hardball with Mercy.
Now, will she have the life she wants — or — will life have Mercy?
Barbara has generously offered to gift a copy of Have Mercy to one lucky winner. Your comment on this post enters you into her drawing as well as the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize drawings.
Barbara Ann Whitman is a seasoned social worker with experience as a child abuse and neglect investigator. She has worked professionally with hundreds of foster children.
Her writing has been featured in all five anthologies produced by the Association of Rhode Island Authors: “A Changing Sea” in Shoreline (2016), “Galilee” in Under the Thirteenth Star (2017), “A Crown of Diamonds” in Selections (2018), “My Secret” in Past, Present, and Future (2019), and “My Lover Waits” in Hope (2020). Follow Barbara’s blog at rhodiebean.com
She has been a Sunday School teacher, a Youth group Leader, a parenting instructor, a Big Sister and a Girl Scout Leader. Barbara Ann founded a Meetup Group for active seniors in 2015. She is a member of the Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island and sings in her church choir. She serves on the board of directors for Gaits of Harmony.
You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.