Blood Moon is the second book in Jana Petken’s exciting Mercy Carver series. Blood Moon takes place in Virginia during the Civil War. Mercy Carver, the protagonist, is an independent soul with a taste for danger. Although, she tries to help people and means well, her bold and risky behavior becomes worrisome, especially for two men who love her, Isaac, a Union doctor and Jacob, a married, Confederate Captain. Mercy has strong feelings about freeing slaves and often risks her life helping them. On one such occasion, Mercy is severely injured and is brought to a Union fort and cared for by Isaac. When Mercy leaves the fort, she risks being captured. However, when she finally finds the man she’s been searching for, Jacob, the Confederate Captain, she is met with an unwelcoming surprise.
There are many twists and turns in this compelling historical fiction novel. You may find yourself becoming upset with the highly spirited woman, Mercy Carver.
Blood Moon is a fascinating tale, meticulously plotted and superbly written. Jana Petken’s writing flows easily, and captured my attention from the very beginning. I highly recommend this emotionally charged, and entertaining read.
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover