The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney

Mercy Carter is amazing. She survives an Indian attack in the middle of freezing winter temperatures, only to find herself confronted with constant ethical dilemmas. After a grueling march and incredible trek, Mercy wrestles with how to reconcile her anglo upbringing with her loving Indian captors and their traditions. She witnesses many kind and generous acts which seem to be in direct opposition with her terrible journey into the wilderness. How can she make sense of her two very different worlds? Is rescue truly coming?

Caroline B. Cooney’s book, based on a true experience,  has written this book with grace in the face of horrific acts and unimaginable terror. Her ability to turn a garrish story into one of love and hope is remarkable.


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