Book Review: The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton

Genre: Historical fiction

Publisher: Waterbrook and Multnomah

Pub date: 04 June 2019

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Following the battle of Culloden, Alex MacKinnon is captured by the King’s men. At the King’s mercy he is exiled to North Carolina to serve a seven year indenture.

On arrival he meets Joanna Carey, step daughter to the owner of the plantation and romance begins to blossom but not is all as it seems for she has already been asked for her hand in marriage by the plantations overseer Phineas Reeves.

When accidents keep happening and slaves begin to disappear Alex finds himself blamed, given the chance to escape he takes it.

He returns when he learns of Reeves’ plans but will he make it back in time before tragedy strikes?

I was totally immersed in this story from the first page. I love the characters created especially Alex and Moon.

I was pleasantly surprised by the history in this book as I was previously unaware of how people ended up serving indentures.

This is the first I’ve read by this author and I would be happy to read more.

For those looking for some historical fiction with romance I’d recommend this!

Also loved the Gaelic and Scottish referenced thrown in!

This copy was provided by NetGalley but my opinion is my own.

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